World’s first bio circular data centre launches, turning algae into energy

Algae on rocks.

Data4, a French operator and investor in the data centre market, and the University of Paris-Saclay have signed a partnership agreement to launch a prototyping experiment to reuse some of the heat produced by a data centre.

This ground-breaking project will be launched in the Paris Region at the start of 2024.

Driven by the French administration "Conseil Départemental de l'Essonne", which created the ABIOMAS Innovation Chair within the University, and the Foundation...

Salesforce unveils innovations to help utilities scale clean energy program adoption

Salesforce has introduced its Clean Energy Program Management for Energy & Utilities Cloud.

The new solution streamlines the launch, management and oversight of energy efficiency, conservation, electrification and EV charging programs. Now program managers at electric, gas and water utilities can quickly and easily launch and manage new programs and increase customer participation.

In September 2023, the UK Government announced further changes to its Net Zero...

Aruba acquires two hydroelectric power plants in Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo, Italy.

Aruba, Italy's largest cloud provider and specialist in data centre, web hosting, e-mail, PEC and domain registration services, has acquired two hydroelectric power plants in the province of Bergamo, near the Global Cloud Data Centre in Ponte San Pietro, with a total capacity of 2MW.

The new hydropower plants - 'Paladina' and 'Ponte Briolo' - share the same water intake on the Brembo river and are joined by a private adduction canal. They join the plant that was already present...