Atos and HDF energy to develop the first green hydrogen datacenter

Paris, February 25, 2021, Atos and HDF Vitality these days announce their strategy to create

Paris, February 25, 2021,

Atos and HDF Vitality these days announce their strategy to create a comprehensive conclusion-to-conclusion extended-term remedy to offer datacenters with environmentally friendly hydrogen generated by renewable energy. The new remedy by Atos and HDF will be the initial readily available on the market place for datacenters with hefty electric power consuming workloads, with the goal to reveal, in 2023, a initial entire creation heart operated utilizing environmentally friendly hydrogen.

Atos will present a comprehensive conclusion-to-conclusion environmentally friendly datacenter remedy by designing and delivering the hardware, program and integration expert services that make it doable to exploit the electrical energy generated by environmentally friendly hydrogen so that it can be applied in datacenters. This includes utilizing the most state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems to improve energy consumption. HDF Vitality will offer a electric power plant, which will present predictable and business electrical energy many thanks to its substantial-driven gas cells. These cells will be driven by environmentally friendly hydrogen derived from photovoltaic or wind farms.

A significant technological obstacle

Datacenters have substantial energy needs, function 24/7, 365 days a calendar year, and can’t knowledge the slightest energy flaw. Thus, the technique taken by Atos and HDF is specially ambitious, as by its quite mother nature, photo voltaic or wind energy is cleanse but intermittent, variable in its creation and unpredictable, making it an unstable energy.
At a time when datacenter energy consumption is getting to be a critical challenge and it is necessary to look at new energy types, this new remedy from Atos and HDF will enable datacenter operators and cloud operators to anticipate likely foreseeable future constraints established by regulation authorities and supply a sustainable but dependable remedy to their prospects, with no compromise on their business.

Combining abilities to lessen the carbon footprint

Atos’ remedy includes a program layer to predict the datacenter’s electric power consumption needs and adapt the source (environmentally friendly hydrogen) appropriately. This elaborate procedure is not only primarily based on the datacenter’s activity and dimension but also normally takes into account exterior details from the environment, these kinds of as temperature forecasting. To this, Atos delivers its HPC abilities – an space in which it, as the primary supercomputer producer in Europe, has numerous groundbreaking innovations which restrict the energy consumption of its methods[one].

Thanks to its abilities in substantial-electric power hydrogen systems, HDF has created a new form of electric power plant which is totally secure, non-polluting and competitive, as opposed to fossil gas turbines. The availability constraints of the datacenter will be included in the design and style of Renewstable® and will enable HDF to supply the greatest level of provider for the most demanding customers.

“We are continuously trying to get to create methods to leverage our own sustainable journey in the direction of decarbonization and to help our clients in theirs. In this standpoint, the remedy to be created by Atos and HDF will be the initial remedy readily available on the market place that will enable a entire creation datacenter with quite demanding workloads to be operated utilizing environmentally friendly hydrogen. This satisfies the anticipations not only of operators, but also of the market place and public authorities.” says Arnaud Bertrand, SVP, Head of Approach and Innovation for Huge Info & Protection at Atos.

We are quite fired up to create the initial-of-its-form environmentally friendly datacenter with Atos. HDF is a pioneer in hydrogen-energy and it is quite essential for us to reveal that our Hydrogen-to-Power methods are acceptable for prospects with a strategic require for a dependable electrical energy offer. This further more development into the electronic market, where by energy consumption is raising just about every working day, opens up a considerable around the world market place for us. The HDF-Atos partnership offers the initial exceptional and sustainable infrastructure for this massive market place.” says Damien Havard, CEO at HDF.

This initiative signifies a new and significant milestone in Atos’ Web Zero 2028 decarbonization ambition. In 2020, Atos has presently accelerated its datacenter decarbonization method with encouraging progress in energy performance, which has materialized into a 15% lower of world wide energy consumption of Atos datacenters versus 2019. In addition, carbon-free of charge and renewable energy now electric power 55% of all of Atos datacenters (versus 32% in 2019). Also, considering that 2014, Atos has been delivering carbon neutral web hosting expert services to its clients by offsetting a hundred% of its datacenters’ emissions. Atos also not long ago signed the Local climate Neutral Datacenter Pact jointly with 35 other firms and associations from throughout Europe, emphasizing the industry’s contribution to the ‘European Inexperienced Deal’.


[one] This sort of as its patented Direct Liquid Coolling (DLC)  solution, which minimizes world wide energy consumption in its supercomputers by utilizing heat h2o up to 40°C and its Good Vitality Administration Suite, part of its HPC Application Suite, which is applied to control energy even though optimizing effectiveness, to make certain that clients’ HPC methods are as energy productive as doable with a restricted carbon footprint.


About Atos
Atos is a world wide leader in electronic transformation with one hundred and five,000 staff members and yearly income of about € eleven billion. European variety a single in cybersecurity, cloud and substantial-effectiveness computing, the Group offers tailor-made conclusion-to-conclusion methods for all industries in 71 nations. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and goods, Atos is fully commited to a protected and decarbonized electronic for its clients. Atos operates less than the makes Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The reason of Atos is to assist design and style the foreseeable future of the info space. Its abilities and expert services help the development of understanding, education and research in a multicultural technique and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the environment, the Group allows its prospects and staff members, and users of societies at significant to reside, perform and create sustainably, in a safe and protected info space.

Atos Press speak to
Lucie Duchateau – [email protected] – +33 ()7 sixty two eighty five 35 ten

About HDF
HDF Vitality is a world wide pioneer in hydrogen energy. HDF develops and operates substantial-capability Hydrogen-to-Power electric power crops to present constant or on-demand from customers electrical energy from renewable energies merged with substantial-electric power gas cells.

HDF has created two types of multi-megawatt electric power crops:

  • Renewstable® (Power TO Power): secure electrical energy era from an intermittent renewable source utilizing locally generated environmentally friendly hydrogen.
  • Hypower® (Fuel TO Power): On-demand from customers electric power era from environmentally friendly hydrogen from gas transportation networks.

HDF has integrated its critical gas cell abilities in and will fee the world’s initial mass creation plant for these substantial-electric power gas cells in France, less than the model identify HDF Marketplace. In addition to energy, HDF Marketplace will also deal with the rail and maritime markets. HDF is as a result positioned as a highly effective accelerator in energy transition by delivering non-intermittent renewable electrical energy, beautifully tailored to the networks and on-demand from customers, which can get to up to a hundred% of the energy blend.

HDF Press speak to
Annick Latour – [email protected] – +33 ()five fifty six seventy seven eleven eleven