The tech giant seeks to amp up its energy project and produce 10 megawatts of electricity -- making its farm the largest fuel cell project in the nation not run by an electric utility.
Apple discloses that the fuel cells at its North Carolina data center will run on biogas captured from landfills, part of its plan to operate using 60 percent on-site renewable energy.
ClearEdge Power lands big deal with Gussing Renewable Energy in Austria to supply 50 megawatts worth of fuel cells over the next five years, one of the largest stationary fuel cell deals to date.
NTT America says it will install Bloom Energy fuel cells running on biogas at its California data center as part of NTT's efficient data center initiative.
Five small family dairy farms in Massachusetts will use an anaerobic digester to transform manure and food waste into biogas as a way to consume waste and generate revenue.
Methane from a wastewater treatment plant and an egg farm in California will be captured and fed to a power-producing fuel cell.
Hauler Waste Management and venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins boost investment in Harvest Power, which is pursuing different technologies around food and yard waste.
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Redmond's Data Plant is a research project to run data centers with renewable biogas sourced locally at landfills or wastewater treatment plants for a cleaner and more reliable power supply.
Sometimes, power goes out, data centers go down, and people get annoyed. Now Microsoft is building a more reliable data center, powered by the byproducts of life.