Atos and HDF energy to develop the first green hydrogen datacenter

Lincoln Wylie

Paris, February 25, 2021,

Atos and HDF Power now announce their approach to create a entire close-to-close extended-term option to offer datacenters with green hydrogen generated by renewable electrical power. The new option by Atos and HDF will be the initial available on the market place for datacenters with heavy electricity consuming workloads, with the goal to display, in 2023, a initial full creation centre operated working with green hydrogen.

Atos will give a entire close-to-close green datacenter option by building and offering the hardware, software and integration solutions that make it achievable to exploit the energy developed by green hydrogen so that it can be utilised in datacenters. This involves working with the most state-of-the-art Synthetic Intelligence (AI) technologies to enhance electrical power intake. HDF Power will offer a electricity plant, which will give predictable and company energy thanks to its significant-powered gas cells. These cells will be powered by green hydrogen derived from photovoltaic or wind farms.

A important technological problem

Datacenters have significant electrical power desires, operate 24/7, 365 days a calendar year, and cannot expertise the slightest electrical power flaw. For that reason, the method taken by Atos and HDF is specially ambitious, as by its really mother nature, photo voltaic or wind electrical power is clear but intermittent, variable in its creation and unpredictable, earning it an unstable electrical power.
At a time when datacenter electrical power intake is becoming a crucial situation and it is crucial to contemplate new electrical power products, this new option from Atos and HDF will enable datacenter operators and cloud operators to anticipate likely potential constraints established by regulation authorities and give a sustainable but dependable option to their consumers, with no compromise on their enterprise.

Combining abilities to minimize the carbon footprint

Atos’ option involves a software layer to forecast the datacenter’s electricity intake desires and adapt the resource (green hydrogen) accordingly. This elaborate course of action is not only based mostly on the datacenter’s action and size but also usually takes into account exterior information from the surroundings, this kind of as climate forecasting. To this, Atos brings its HPC abilities – an spot in which it, as the main supercomputer manufacturer in Europe, has a number of groundbreaking innovations which restrict the electrical power intake of its systems[1].

Thanks to its abilities in significant-electricity hydrogen technologies, HDF has made a new form of electricity plant which is completely secure, non-polluting and competitive, in comparison to fossil gas turbines. The availability constraints of the datacenter will be included in the layout of Renewstable® and will enable HDF to give the greatest level of services for the most demanding shoppers.

“We are regularly searching for to create alternatives to leverage our very own sustainable journey in the direction of decarbonization and to aid our consumers in theirs. In this perspective, the option to be made by Atos and HDF will be the initial option available on the market place that will enable a full creation datacenter with really demanding workloads to be operated working with green hydrogen. This satisfies the anticipations not only of operators, but also of the market place and public authorities.” suggests Arnaud Bertrand, SVP, Head of Tactic and Innovation for Big Knowledge & Safety at Atos.

We are really excited to create the initial-of-its-form green datacenter with Atos. HDF is a pioneer in hydrogen-electrical power and it is really important for us to display that our Hydrogen-to-Electrical power alternatives are suitable for consumers with a strategic need to have for a dependable energy offer. This further more enhancement into the electronic field, exactly where electrical power intake is growing each and every working day, opens up a appreciable all over the world market place for us. The HDF-Atos partnership delivers the initial distinctive and sustainable infrastructure for this massive market place.” suggests Damien Havard, CEO at HDF.

This initiative signifies a new and important milestone in Atos’ Net Zero 2028 decarbonization ambition. In 2020, Atos has presently accelerated its datacenter decarbonization program with encouraging progress in electrical power performance, which has materialized into a fifteen% lessen of worldwide electrical power intake of Atos datacenters compared to 2019. In addition, carbon-absolutely free and renewable electrical power now electricity 55% of all of Atos datacenters (compared to 32% in 2019). Additionally, given that 2014, Atos has been offering carbon neutral hosting solutions to its consumers by offsetting a hundred% of its datacenters’ emissions. Atos also recently signed the Climate Neutral Datacenter Pact jointly with 35 other businesses and associations from across Europe, emphasizing the industry’s contribution to the ‘European Inexperienced Deal’.


[1] This kind of as its patented Direct Liquid Coolling (DLC)  solution, which minimizes worldwide electrical power intake in its supercomputers by working with warm h2o up to 40°C and its Smart Power Management Suite, aspect of its HPC Software package Suite, which is utilised to manage electrical power even though optimizing efficiency, to ensure that clients’ HPC systems are as electrical power successful as achievable with a restricted carbon footprint.


About Atos
Atos is a worldwide leader in electronic transformation with a hundred and five,000 employees and annual income of more than € eleven billion. European variety one particular in cybersecurity, cloud and significant-efficiency computing, the Team provides personalized close-to-close alternatives for all industries in seventy one countries. A pioneer in decarbonization solutions and products and solutions, Atos is fully commited to a secure and decarbonized electronic for its consumers. Atos operates underneath the makes Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The goal of Atos is to enable layout the potential of the data space. Its abilities and solutions aid the enhancement of expertise, education and study in a multicultural method and lead to the enhancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the globe, the Team enables its consumers and employees, and customers of societies at significant to reside, get the job done and create sustainably, in a safe and sound and secure data space.

Atos Push get hold of
Lucie Duchateau – [email protected] – +33 ()7 sixty two eighty five 35 10

About HDF
HDF Power is a worldwide pioneer in hydrogen electrical power. HDF develops and operates significant-potential Hydrogen-to-Electrical power electricity vegetation to give constant or on-demand energy from renewable energies mixed with significant-electricity gas cells.

HDF has made two products of multi-megawatt electricity vegetation:

  • Renewstable® (Electrical power TO Electrical power): secure energy technology from an intermittent renewable source working with regionally developed green hydrogen.
  • Hypower® (Gas TO Electrical power): On-demand electricity technology from green hydrogen from gas transportation networks.

HDF has integrated its crucial gas mobile abilities in and will commission the world’s initial mass creation plant for these significant-electricity gas cells in France, underneath the brand identify HDF Industry. In addition to electrical power, HDF Industry will also handle the rail and maritime markets. HDF is as a result positioned as a powerful accelerator in electrical power changeover by offering non-intermittent renewable energy, properly tailored to the networks and on-demand, which can achieve up to a hundred% of the electrical power combine.

HDF Push get hold of
Annick Latour – [email protected] – +33 ()5 fifty six 77 eleven eleven

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