Icelandic data centre to gain hydrogen-powered energy back-up

Sustainable data centre solutions provider, Verne Global and Iceland’s national power company, Landsvirkjun, will collaborate to trial hydrogen fuel cells to provide back-power for Verne’s Icelandic data centre.

Announced today (May 30), the project will use green hydrogen produced from Iceland’s renewable energy to power fuel cells for Verne’s back-up power at its 40-acre data centre campus, near Reykjanesbær, Iceland.

Icelandic New Energy will oversee the project and conduct a study which is hoped to serve as guidance to the wider industry on the viability of hydrogen fuel cell back-up for data centres.

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