Eco DataCenter company, which implemented its first eco-project back in 2015 and recently celebrated the wooden data center project, has come up with a new initiative. According to DataCenter Dynamics, the Swedish data center operator will join forces with Wa3rm to supply “garbage” heat from the data center to greenhouses and fish farms in need of additional energy.
Some data centers already give such heat to fish farms, including facilities in Norway (Green Mountain) and Japan (White Data Center). The use of such heat in agriculture has also been developed — TeleCity, ITrenew and BlockHeating, as well as UnitedCorp cryptoprovider, are engaged in relevant projects. Moreover, the Digital Crossroads operator in the USA has built real test sites for testing agricultural robots at the data center.
Eco DataCenter and Wa3rm claim that such projects are usually small-scale, i.e. in fact we are talking about experimental sites. The companies themselves intend to set standards for growing vegetables and aquatic life on an industrial scale. According to Dan Anderson, head of Eco DataCenter, the most important task is the industrialization of cyclic processes on a large scale. This is what will distinguish such projects from smaller systems that have only symbolic value.
According to a Wa3rm representative, data centers are “underutilized” and have huge potential for biosystems. The new cooperation will help make Sweden self-sufficient in the production of some food products. It is expected that the first joint project will be announced in the near future. Taking into account the growing energy crisis in a number of European countries, such projects are becoming more and more relevant.
A source: https://servernews.ru