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Microsoft Builds Its Waste-Powered Dream Data Centre (USA)


Microsoft’s plan for a data centre that makes its own electricity sounded fanciful. Two years ago, when Microsoft proposed “data plants” that were self-powered and independent of the grid, it sounded a bit fanciful. The idea was to co-locate a data centre with a waste processing plant, and use the biogas that comes from the rotting waste. But Microsoft’s biogas powered “data plant” in Cheyenne, Wyoming is going ahead. It’s got state approval – Wyoming is apparently heavily invested in fossil fuels and wants to check out the alternatives, according to the Technet profile of Microsoft data centre manager Sean James.

Source: TechWeek Europe

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