Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft to use RNG microgrid for backup power at new San Jose data center

Microsoft to use RNG microgrid for backup power at new San Jose data center

June 15, 2022 |

In Texas, Enchanted Rock has been contracted by Microsoft to develop California’s largest microgrid fully supported by renewable natural gas which will provide Microsoft’s San Jose data center with back-up power to ensure continuous operations. Power for the microgrid will be supplied by net-zero carbon RNG, injected upstream into the gas pipeline to offset the […]

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Caterpillar launches 3-year project with Microsoft and Ballard to demo hydrogen fuel cells

Caterpillar launches 3-year project with Microsoft and Ballard to demo hydrogen fuel cells

November 22, 2021 |

In Illinois, Caterpillar Inc. announced a three-year project through a collaboration with Microsoft and Ballard Power Systems to demonstrate a power system incorporating large-format hydrogen fuel cells to produce reliable and sustainable backup power for Microsoft data centers. The project is supported and partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the [email protected] […]

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Pollution pods, machine learning, fermentation protein-producing microorganisms, Microsoft’s look at algae and fungi for green data centers and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 4th

Pollution pods, machine learning, fermentation protein-producing microorganisms, Microsoft’s look at algae and fungi for green data centers and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 4th

November 3, 2021 |

Want to know what it’s like to breathe some of the world’s lowest quality air? “Pollution pods” in the UK are giving people that opportunity to draw attention to growing pollution impacts. And an alternative protein startup in California is building a pilot-scale facility for food-friendly proteins, using machine learning and fermentation to genetically engineer […]

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Microsoft looks to algae and fungi to construct green data centers

Microsoft looks to algae and fungi to construct green data centers

November 1, 2021 |

In Washington, Microsoft is looking ahead to the data centers of the future, which it believes may be built with algae bricks and use hydrogen for energy.  The computer giant expects to build up to a hundred data centers to keep pace with the growing connectivity in everyday lives, but at the same time needs […]

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Microsoft to power new cloud region in Sweden on Preem’s renewable diesel

Microsoft to power new cloud region in Sweden on Preem’s renewable diesel

June 7, 2021 |

In Sweden, Microsoft is establishing a new cloud region in Sweden that will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy and be among the most sustainably designed and operated in the world. Microsoft’s datacenters include generators to provide essential backup power to support business continuity in case of service interruptions or outages. Preem Evolution Diesel […]

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Bill Gates has beef with beef

Bill Gates has beef with beef

February 22, 2021 |

Microsoft cofounder and third richest man on the planet Bill Gates has ruffled feathers by suggesting in his latest book that to avoid a climate disaster, developed nations like America must switch to plant-based or lab-grown beef.  Cows are large emitters of methane emissions, and various feed additives to reduce the climate impact of their […]

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Microsoft buys SkyNRG SAF to for Alaska Airlines to boost employee flight sustainability

Microsoft buys SkyNRG SAF to for Alaska Airlines to boost employee flight sustainability

October 22, 2020 |

In Washington state, Microsoft Corp. employees who fly between their global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and California on Alaska Airlines will fly more sustainably thanks to the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover their business travel. The SAF, supplied by SkyNRG, and produced from waste oil, is an important option for the aviation […]

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KLM and Microsoft sign agreement on sustainable air travel including SAF commitment

KLM and Microsoft sign agreement on sustainable air travel including SAF commitment

October 7, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, KLM and Microsoft signed a Letter of Intent in Washington to explore cooperation focused on sustainable air travel. The agreement includes commitment to purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which has the potential to reduce up to 80 percent of CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuel, across the lifecycle, when used on a […]

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Microsoft and REI support proposed carbon fee

Microsoft and REI support proposed carbon fee

October 28, 2018 |

In Washington, the first carbon fee anywhere in the U.S. could become reality in Washington State where voters will decide on election day if they want companies to pay a carbon emissions fee of $15 per metric ton of carbon. Washington-based companies like REI, Expedia, Microsoft and Northwest Energy are supporting the measure in order […]

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