1. Articles in category: Fuel Cell

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    1. New Biogas rules in the Renewable Fuel Standards

      New Biogas rules in the Renewable Fuel Standards

      The EPA recently announced changes to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) that improves opportunities for biogas to be utilized as a vehicular fuel by qualifying it as an advanced cellulosic biofuel. Biogas-derived Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) produced from landfills, municipal waste-water treatment facility digesters, agricultural digesters, and separated MSW digesters all now qualify under the RFS. 

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    2. Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

      Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

      The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm, but as the woman in charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: The panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still greening its act. The company, which once drew fire from campaigners for working conditions in China and heavy reliance on fossil fuels, is now leading other technology companies in controlling its own power supply and expanding its use of renewable energy.

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    3. Green House Data Launches 100-Percent-Renewable Wyoming Data Center

      Green House Data Launches 100-Percent-Renewable Wyoming Data Center

      Hosting and colocation service provider Green House Data held a grand opening for its data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Wednesday, whose entire energy consumption is offset through renewable-energy credit purchases. One-quarter of the facility’s data center floor was occupied by the day of the event, the state of Wyoming signed as its first customer.

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    4. Huge power company Exelon to finance Bloom Energy fuel cell projects

      Huge power company Exelon to finance Bloom Energy fuel cell projects

      Fuel cell maker Bloom Energy announced an important financing deal early Tuesday morning with one of the largest power companies in the U.S. Exelon plans to fund the deployment of 21 MW worth of Bloom Energy fuel cells — which is over 100 individual fuel cell units — for two customers across 75 commercial locations. While the deal isn’t that large in terms of units, it’s interesting because it shows how Bloom Energy’s fuel cells are becoming more bankable and more compelling to power companies interested in a distributed clean power option.

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    5. GE Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough, Starts Pilot Production

      GE Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough, Starts Pilot Production

      General Electric has developed a way to convert natural gas using a combination of fuel cell and an engine, an approach it hopes will finally result in broad adoption of stationary fuel cells. The industrial giant's research arm on Tuesday disclosed details on its solid-oxide fuel cell research efforts and said it has started a pilot line at a factory in upstate New York to manufacture the generators. As first reported here last year, GE has achieved relatively high efficiency by coupling two generators and hopes to bring down costs by using cheaper materials.

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    6. GE Threatens to Enter Fuel Cell Market, Compete With Bloom

      GE Threatens to Enter Fuel Cell Market, Compete With Bloom

      Earlier this week, General Electric announced that it is initiating an entrepreneurial effort to commercialize its solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology for megawatt-scale stationary power applications. Billion-dollar fuel cell startup Bloom Energy also works with SOFC technology at this scale.

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    7. GE Claims Breakthrough in Fuel-Cell Tech, Launches Fuel-Cell Subsidiary

      GE Claims Breakthrough in Fuel-Cell Tech, Launches Fuel-Cell Subsidiary

      General Electric unveiled a fuel-cell subsidiary called GE Fuel Cells and said it was building a new fuel-cell manufacturing plant in upstate New York. Fuel cells use natural gas or biogas to generate electricity and have seen some adoption in the data center space.

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    8. Next Big Thing You Missed: Bigger, Cheaper Batteries Will Eliminate Power

      Next Big Thing You Missed: Bigger, Cheaper Batteries Will Eliminate Power

      General Electric has a bright idea for keeping the lights on even when the electrical grid short-circuits. The 122-year-old company wants to bring clean, reliable, affordable energy to the masses with hyper-efficient fuel cells , and in a rare move, is launching a startup to do it.

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    9. GE's got a new in-house fuel cell startup

      GE's got a new in-house fuel cell startup

      GE is using an innovation for manufacturing fuel cell technology as the backbone to launch an independent startup within the conglomerate, the head of the group, Johanna Wellington, told me in an interview on Monday. The 17-person GE team is now in the process of working on scaling up the fuel cell tech as well as the pilot production line, and plans to commercialize the product as early as 2017.

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      Mentions: Bloom Energy
    10. Microsoft buys entire output of Illinois wind farm

      Microsoft buys entire output of Illinois wind farm

      Microsoft took another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral, announcing its second enormous purchase of wind energy. The company signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy 175 megawatts (MW) of wind energy — the entire output — of Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois. The wind farm is 60 miles from Chicago and will supply Microsoft's data center there through the grid.

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    11. Apple Data Center Energy Use Grows but Remains 100 Percent Renewable

      Apple Data Center Energy Use Grows but Remains 100 Percent Renewable

      Earlier this month, few days after news came out that Apple was going to build its third massive solar farm in North Carolina, the company released its latest environmental responsibility report, which covers its fiscal year 2013 (October 2012 through September 2013).

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    12. Microsoft Buys Entire Output of Illinois Wind Farm

      Microsoft Buys Entire Output of Illinois Wind Farm

      Microsoft took another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral, announcing its second enormous purchase of wind energy. The company signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy 175 megawatts (MW) of wind energy - the entire output - of Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois. The wind farm is 60 miles from Chicago and will supply Microsoft's data center there through the grid.

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    13. Microsoft's unconventional approach to fuel-cell tech in data centers lowers PUE

      Microsoft's unconventional approach to fuel-cell tech in data centers lowers PUE

      Fuel-cell technology might be the answer to electrical-power issues looming large on the horizon; there are companies working hard, and spending huge sums of money, trying to make it so. Apple and eBay are already online using Bloom fuel-cell technology similar to the fuel-cell servers ...

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      Mentions: Apple Facebook eBay
    14. Microsoft's deal with developer of 175MW wind farm in Illinois is its largest

      Microsoft's deal with developer of 175MW wind farm in Illinois is its largest

      Microsoft took a big step toward transforming the energy supply chain with its biggest power purchase agreement to date with the Pilot Hill Wind project near Chicago, Illinois, a 175 megawatt wind farm. Microsoft is among a handful of major tech companies spending large on renewable energy, much of it to balance out the coal energy used by their data centers. Microsoft began bulk purchases of wind energy last November, signing a 20-year PPA in Texas, its first “utility scale” move.

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    15. Apple invests in solar energy system in North Carolina

      Apple invests in solar energy system in North Carolina

      Apple has unveiled plans to invest some $55 million in the development of a solar energy system in North Carolina. The solar farm is expected to span 100 acres of land and produce electrical power that Apple will use to power one of its largest data centers, which is located in the same state. Apple has been growing more aggressive with its investments in renewable energy in recent years, hopping to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable in the future.

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      Mentions: Apple Google Facebook
    16. Gm, Hp, Walmart and others demand simpler buying of renewables

      Gm, Hp, Walmart and others demand simpler buying of renewables

      A blue-chip group of companies is today announcing a set of principles aimed at making it easier for companies to buy more renewable energy. It aims to solve what has become a vexing problem for companies seeking to increase their clean-energy purchases: moving utilities and other energy providers to make clean power more widely.

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      Mentions: Apple Intel Google
    17. Apple to build a 3rd massive solar panel farm in North Carolina

      Apple to build a 3rd massive solar panel farm in North Carolina

      Apple is planning on significantly boosting the number of solar panels being used to power its data center in North Carolina. According to a local news report, Apple is planning on building another 100-acre, 17.5 MW solar panel farm in the nearby city of Claremont, North Carolina. Apple confirmed with me that this report is accurate.

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    18. Microsoft begins research project aimed at hydrogen fuel cells

      Microsoft begins research project aimed at hydrogen fuel cells

      Microsoft has launched a new research project aimed at exploring the use of fuel cells in date centers. These fuel cells would power the data centers, making them less of an energy burden on power grids and also making them more environmentally friendly. Microsoft believes that fuel cell technology will change the way data centers are powered, especially as the energy structure of much of the world begins to change.

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    19. Microsoft and Partners Get $5M in Federal Funding for Fuel Cell Research

      Microsoft and Partners Get $5M in Federal Funding for Fuel Cell Research

      Microsoft has taken on yet another research project exploring the use of fuel cells installed directly in data center IT racks. The company believes fuel cells will eventually revolutionize data center power and the energy industry in general. This time, Microsoft has partnered with two vendors and a university on a project that received $5 million in funding from the U.S. government.

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