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Atos and HDF energy to develop the first green hydrogen datacenter

Paris, February twenty five, 2021,

Atos and HDF Power today announce their program to develop a finish stop-to-stop extensive-expression answer to provide datacenters with green hydrogen produced by renewable electricity. The new answer by Atos and HDF will be the very first obtainable on the market for datacenters with large energy consuming workloads, with the intention to reveal, in 2023, a very first full generation heart operated making use of green hydrogen.

Atos will provide a finish stop-to-stop green datacenter answer by coming up with and delivering the hardware, software and integration services that make it probable to exploit the electrical power made by green hydrogen so that it can be used in datacenters. This contains making use of the most sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to enhance electricity use. HDF Power will provide a energy plant, which will provide predictable and business electrical power thanks to its superior-run fuel cells. These cells will be run by green hydrogen derived from photovoltaic or wind farms.

A big technological challenge

Datacenters have superior electricity desires, operate 24/7, 365 days a yr, and are not able to expertise the slightest electricity flaw. Hence, the strategy taken by Atos and HDF is especially bold, as by its very mother nature, photo voltaic or wind electricity is clear but intermittent, variable in its generation and unpredictable, earning it an unstable electricity.
At a time when datacenter electricity use is starting to be a vital issue and it is vital to take into account new electricity versions, this new answer from Atos and HDF will help datacenter operators and cloud operators to foresee probable long term constraints set by regulation authorities and provide a sustainable but dependable answer to their consumers, with no compromise on their company.

Combining abilities to cut down the carbon footprint

Atos’ answer contains a software layer to predict the datacenter’s energy use desires and adapt the resource (green hydrogen) appropriately. This advanced system is not only dependent on the datacenter’s exercise and size but also normally takes into account external info from the setting, these types of as temperature forecasting. To this, Atos delivers its HPC abilities – an area in which it, as the top supercomputer company in Europe, has a number of groundbreaking innovations which restrict the electricity use of its methods[1].

Thanks to its abilities in superior-energy hydrogen technologies, HDF has made a new kind of energy plant which is absolutely secure, non-polluting and aggressive, in comparison to fossil fuel turbines. The availability constraints of the datacenter will be included in the design and style of Renewstable® and will help HDF to provide the greatest level of support for the most demanding consumers.

“We are constantly looking for to develop solutions to leverage our possess sustainable journey in direction of decarbonization and to help our clientele in theirs. In this viewpoint, the answer to be made by Atos and HDF will be the very first answer obtainable on the market that will help a full generation datacenter with very demanding workloads to be operated making use of green hydrogen. This meets the expectations not only of operators, but also of the market and public authorities.” states Arnaud Bertrand, SVP, Head of Approach and Innovation for Big Facts & Safety at Atos.

We are very fired up to develop the very first-of-its-sort green datacenter with Atos. HDF is a pioneer in hydrogen-electricity and it is very vital for us to reveal that our Hydrogen-to-Electrical power solutions are appropriate for consumers with a strategic need to have for a dependable electrical power provide. This even further advancement into the electronic business, in which electricity use is expanding just about every working day, opens up a substantial throughout the world market for us. The HDF-Atos partnership offers the very first distinctive and sustainable infrastructure for this substantial market.” states Damien Havard, CEO at HDF.

This initiative represents a new and big milestone in Atos’ Net Zero 2028 decarbonization ambition. In 2020, Atos has presently accelerated its datacenter decarbonization method with encouraging progress in electricity efficiency, which has materialized into a fifteen% minimize of global electricity use of Atos datacenters versus 2019. In addition, carbon-no cost and renewable electricity now energy 55% of all of Atos datacenters (versus 32% in 2019). Furthermore, due to the fact 2014, Atos has been delivering carbon neutral web hosting services to its clientele by offsetting a hundred% of its datacenters’ emissions. Atos also just lately signed the Weather Neutral Datacenter Pact collectively with 35 other businesses and associations from across Europe, emphasizing the industry’s contribution to the ‘European Inexperienced Deal’.


[1] This sort of as its patented Direct Liquid Coolling (DLC)  solution, which minimizes global electricity use in its supercomputers by making use of heat water up to 40°C and its Good Power Administration Suite, section of its HPC Application Suite, which is used to take care of electricity although optimizing functionality, to guarantee that clients’ HPC methods are as electricity effective as probable with a minimal carbon footprint.


About Atos
Atos is a global chief in electronic transformation with one hundred and five,000 staff and annual revenue of about € 11 billion. European number just one in cybersecurity, cloud and superior-functionality computing, the Team offers customized stop-to-stop solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is dedicated to a protected and decarbonized electronic for its clientele. Atos operates underneath the makes Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The intent of Atos is to support design and style the long term of the facts space. Its abilities and services help the advancement of awareness, schooling and investigation in a multicultural strategy and lead to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the Team permits its consumers and staff, and customers of societies at significant to live, work and develop sustainably, in a secure and protected facts space.

Atos Push get hold of
Lucie Duchateau – [email protected] – +33 ()7 62 85 35 10

About HDF
HDF Power is a global pioneer in hydrogen electricity. HDF develops and operates superior-capacity Hydrogen-to-Electrical power energy crops to provide ongoing or on-need electrical power from renewable energies combined with superior-energy fuel cells.

HDF has made two versions of multi-megawatt energy crops:

  • Renewstable® (Electrical power T
    O Electrical power): secure electrical power era from an intermittent renewable supply making use of regionally made green hydrogen.
  • Hypower® (Gas TO Electrical power): On-need energy era from green hydrogen from gasoline transportation networks.

HDF has integrated its vital fuel cell abilities in and will commission the world’s very first mass generation plant for these superior-energy fuel cells in France, underneath the manufacturer name HDF Field. In addition to electricity, HDF Field will also tackle the rail and maritime marketplaces. HDF is consequently positioned as a effective accelerator in electricity transition by delivering non-intermittent renewable electrical power, perfectly adapted to the networks and on-need, which can access up to a hundred% of the electricity combine.

HDF Push get hold of
Annick Latour – [email protected] – +33 ()five 56 77 11 11