Wednesday, August 03, 2011

NTT America deploys Bloom energy servers running on biogas - Industrial Fuels and Power

Infrastructure services provider NTT America, part of NTT Communications Corp (NTT.NYSE), has deployed Bloom energy servers at its Lundy Data Center, San José (CA).

The initial deployment encompasses five energy servers with a total capacity of 500kW, which will enable the company to produce over 4.2GWh annually. In addition, the firm will be able to reduce CO2 emissions by around 730t per year.

The energy servers are connected to a natural gas pipeline and use biogas from a local diary farm to generate electricity on-site.

The company considered Bloom Energy’s proven fuel cell technology, running on directed biogas, as the best option to minimise its carbon footprint and reduce power intake from the national grid.

“As one of the major data center operators in the world, we recognize the importance of energy efficiency and the need for distributed generation and use of clean fuels. Equally important is our enterprise customers’ interest in, and support of, energy efficiency both from the environmental and cost reduction avenues. As a key driver for the future of the data center, NTT America will continue to evaluate, support and deploy technologies that can be environmentally sound and cost effective for our customers,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, president and CEO of NTT America.

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