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HyNor Porsgrunn

Location: Porsgrunn, Norway
Opening date: June, 2007
Pressure: 700 bar

Rotherham Wind Hydrogen Station

Location: Catcliffe, United Kingdom
Opening date: September 2015
Pressure: 350 and 700 bar

HYPE / Pont de l’Alma

Location: Paris, France
Opening date:
Pressure: 700 bar

Multienergy station Bolzano

Location: Bolzano, Italy
Opening date: 2015
Pressure: 350 bar

Holstebro - Non-Road DK

Location: Holstebro, Denmark
Opening date: June, 2011
Pressure: 700 bar

TOTAL Heerstraße 37

Location: Berlin, Germany
Opening date: 2012
Pressure: 700 bar

Hyop Gaustad

Location: Oslo, Norway
Opening date: November, 2011
Pressure: 700 bar

Air Liquide Hydrogen Refueling Station

Location: Rhoon, The Netherlands
Opening date: 2016
Pressure: 70MPa

Holstebro Refueling Station

Location: Holstebro, Denmark
Opening date:
Pressure: 70MPa

HPC Wire reports that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is teaming up with the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) to create a hydrogen powered data center that will be extremely reliable and energy efficient. This will allow researchers and high performance computing users to reach a more sustainable level of computing power.

The average cost of a data center outage has increased from $505,502 in 2010 to $740,357 in 2016, at 38% increase. 91% of data centers in the United States have reported experiencing unplanned outages in the past year. As the global data center power market increases to a projected $29 billion by 2020, these centers will consume 140 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually and will cost US companies an estimated $13 billion in annual electricity bills. As such, energy efficiency is critical.

Not only does computing require vast amounts of energy, it also creates tremendous amounts of heat, excessive carbon emissions, and harmful waste. HPE is working to reduce this carbon footprint. Fuel cells convert chemical energy into electrical energy in a process that produces much fewer carbon emissions than traditional technology. This allows facilities to generate their own on-site power, and eliminates the need to transport energy over long distances.

The NREL along with HPE, Intel, Daimler, and Power Innovations are working on a proof-of-concept demonstration that uses a hydrogen fuel cell to provide power to the lab’s data center. The 65 kilowatt automotive hydrogen fuel cell is fed by NREL’s renewably produced hydrogen.