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A joint venture between Softbank Corp. and a U.S. firm specializing in renewable energy said Monday it has begun generating electricity from an environmentally friendly fuel-cell-based system, using it to power an office building in the city of Fukuoka.

The system, installed adjacent to the building, Fukuoka M-Tower, can generate 200 kw via a chemical reaction utilizing city gas, according to Bloom Energy Japan Ltd., equally owned by Softbank and Sunnyvale, California-based Bloom Energy Corp.

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