Microsoft Announces the Development of the First Zero Carbon Data Center

Thursday Dec 20th 2012 by CodeGuru Staff

Biogas is the word and Microsoft is building a stationary fuel cell powered by it thus making it the first zero carbon data center on the planet.

Microsoft dubs it the “Data Plant” and it will recycle common waste bi-products in order to power their cloud services housed there. By implementing a new biogas powered stationary fuel cell designed by the FuelCell Energy Company they are leveraging the unique ability to transform biogas into zero carbon electricity. The new Data Center, or Data Plant will help Microsoft to deliver more their more than 200 online services to 1+ billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 76 markets worldwide. Read the full story here.

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