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Caterpillar, Ballard to explore hydrogen back-up power for Microsoft data centres

Caterpillar, Ballard to explore hydrogen back-up power for Microsoft data centres

Caterpillar, Microsoft and Ballard Power Systems will jointly explore the use of large-format hydrogen fuel cells to produce sustainable back up power for Microsoft data centres, revealed today (Nov 22).

The project will be supported and partially funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) under the [email protected] initiative and backed by the National Renewable Energy Lab.

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As part of the three-year agreement, Caterpillar will provide overall system integration, power electronic and controls that form the central structure of the power solution which will be fuelled by hydrogen.

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