Vantage Data Centers to Continue Deploying Renewable Generator Fuel, Plans Rollout in Additional Markets in 2023
Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, today announced the continued deployment of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), a renewable fuel to replace conventional diesel fuel in generators. The company will roll out HVO in several of its largest markets in North America and EMEA.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230913529341/en/
Vantage Data Centers continues rollout of HVO in several of its largest markets, including its Cardiff campus pictured here. (Photo: Business Wire)
HVO is 100% biodegradable and non-toxic, offering a more sustainable fuel option while delivering the same level of functionality as traditional diesel. Repurposing waste oils like vegetable oil to create sustainable fuels significantly reduces the embodied carbon due to the cleaner sourcing and creation process. Leveraging HVO offers an actionable opportunity for Vantage and other data center operators to take a positive step toward reducing carbon emissions.
Initially deployed as a pilot at Vantage’s Cardiff, Wales campus in 2022, the company’s deployment of HVO as an alternative to diesel fuel yielded progress toward its carbon goals without the need for new or updated infrastructure. Given the success of the pilot, Vantage officially implemented HVO at its newest facility, CWL13, on the Cardiff campus and is currently working to deploy the renewable fuel throughout the rest of the campus. In addition, Vantage will deploy HVO in one of its North American flagship markets, Santa Clara, California, by the end of the year. Vantage is planning deployments in additional markets subject to fuel availability.
“Making the switch to renewable diesel is one of the many ways we are reducing the carbon emissions of our operations. Reaching net zero by 2030 is an incredibly ambitious goal that will require us to implement a wide variety of solutions. Our focus is on maintaining reliability and affordability while achieving emissions reductions,” said Amanda Abell, senior director of sustainability at Vantage. “We look forward to continuing the rollout of HVO at our campuses across North America and EMEA, where available, in addition to the other programs we have in place to reach our sustainability targets.”
The broad launch of hydrotreated vegetable oil comes as the company progresses toward its sustainability goals. The use of renewable diesel fuels significantly reduces the embodied carbon of the fuel consumed in diesel generators, which helps to reduce Scope 3 emissions associated with the company’s supply chain. According to fuel suppliers, the use of HVO reduces the lifecycle carbon emissions by 65-90% compared to conventional diesel.
In 2022, Vantage partnered with the Data Center Coalition (DCC) and its members to lead a technical working group focused on driving market support for HVO as availability and costs vary by geography. Based in the Northern Virginia area, where HVO prices are approximately 95 percent higher than diesel fuel, DCC seeks to influence the supply chain and stakeholders to unlock increased availability.
“Vantage is working with industry through the Data Center Coalition to accelerate the viability and use of renewable diesel fuels,” said Mark Freeman, vice president, global marketing and public policy at Vantage and Data Center Coalition board member. “By collaborating and sharing information with peers, it helps the entire sector move faster. It is our hope that through partnerships we can convince policy makers, stakeholders and supply chains of the HVO benefits and enlist their help in achieving the widespread production and distribution of the renewable fuel in markets that lack reliable, cost-effective and timely access today.”
“There is strong industry interest in transitioning from diesel as quickly as is practical. While there are no ‘silver bullet’ technological solutions available today to replace backup diesel generators at scale, data centers are actively seeking and evaluating alternatives that can provide environmental sustainability benefits and similar reliability, fuel availability, siting flexibility and workplace safety protections,” explained Josh Levi, president of the Data Center Coalition. “We are seeing widespread interest in leveraging hydrotreated vegetable oil as an alternative to conventional diesel. In fact, a recent member survey found that 92 percent of respondents are interested in piloting renewable diesel in the Northern Virginia market within the next one to two years. We’re pleased to see support for this sustainable fuel and will continue to work closely with member companies as we advocate to speed the viability and availability of alternative, reliable sources for backup energy.”
In addition to Vantage’s continued rollout of HVO, the company is also implementing generator run-time reduction measures to eliminate the creation of emissions from the start. By using an optimized staged implementation of testing and maintenance procedures, Vantage anticipates achieving a 25 to 75 percent reduction in fuel consumption and associated emissions. Vantage is also installing active emissions control systems known as Selective Catalytic Reductions (SCRs) on generators in select markets. SCRs reduce nitrogen oxide emitted from the company’s diesel generators by up to 90%. SCRs are already installed at many facilities across Vantage’s Warsaw, Berlin, Frankfurt and California campuses with additional installations planned for the future.
For more information about Vantage’s sustainability program and priorities, download the 2022 ESG report here.
About Vantage Data Centers
Vantage Data Centers powers, cools, protects and connects the technology of the world’s well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across five continents in North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands.
For more information, visit http://www.vantage-dc.com.
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
Vantage Data Centers
REQ for Vantage Data Centers
About Business Wire
For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
LumiThera Receives Notice of Award for National Eye Institute Grant to Support a 3rd Year Extension to LIGHTSITE III, the U.S. Multi-Center Clinical Trial for Treating Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration27.9.2023 18:28:00 EEST | Press release
LumiThera Inc., a medical device company commercializing a photobiomodulation (PBM) treatment for ocular disorders and disease, today announced it is a recipient of a small business innovative research (SBIR) phase II grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the division of the National Eye Institute (NEI) of up to $2.3M in funding over two years. The NIH/NEI grant supports an open-label human clinical trial in U.S. intermediate dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD) subjects that participated in the pivotal LIGHTSITE III trial. LIGHTSITE IIIB will treat patients for 4 rounds of treatment over fourteen months. Sham patients in the previous study will be able to cross over and begin PBM treatment. The LIGHTSITE IIIB extension trial follows the successfully completed LIGHTSITE III trial, which showed a sustained, mean increase in best corrected vision acuity (BCVA) letter score of >5.0 letters from baseline at the 13- and 24-month timepoints (p < 0.0001) using the Co
XPENG Shipped 750 Vehicles to Israel, Coming Closer to G9 and P7's Launch in October27.9.2023 17:02:00 EEST | Press release
XPENG (NYSE: XPEV and HKEX: 9868), a leading smart electric vehicle company, today announced that it has shipped 750 vehicles for the Israeli market, marking this the largest single batch of export this year. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230927239985/en/ Hey XPENG, navigate to Israel! (Photo: Business Wire) The batch left the Guangzhou Port after the conclusion of a ceremony that included local customs officials and port representatives. “We're very grateful for the support of our partners and the local customs officials as we take a significant step toward launching in Israel," said Eric Xu, VP of International Markets, XPENG. "With the help of our local partner, Freesbe, the launch of our smart EVs is just around the corner—and we can't wait." The two models expected to be available in Israel, XPENG P7 and XPENG G9, have also been adapted to meet the preferences of local drivers. Together with Freesbe, wi
SoftServe Debuts Sage, the AI Pathfinder, at Money20/2027.9.2023 16:03:00 EEST | Press release
SoftServe, a premier IT consulting and digital services provider, will debut Sage, the AI Pathfinder, a financial intelligence consultant powered by Generative AI using NVIDIA Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE), at Money20/20 USA. Attendees can interact with the immersive experience offering financial decisioning and education at booth #13117 starting Oct. 22. Sage, the AI Pathfinder, is enhanced with a customized ChatGPT module combined with visual avatars and dynamic content. It features real-time information processing for interactive decision-making to offer personalized financial recommendations. Financial wellness is a struggle for 58% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck. Only 51% have more emergency savings than credit card debt. “A lack of financial literacy is a big part of this problematic equation,” said Filippa Noghani, AVP of Marketing at SoftServe and NYC Fintech Women Board Member. “Generative AI technologies create promising educational opportunities, especially for millenn
PPG’s COLORFUL COMMUNITIES program marks 500th project with makeover at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh27.9.2023 16:00:00 EEST | Press release
PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of its 500th COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project – a colorful and transformational makeover at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. More than 80 volunteers marked the milestone by creating science-themed murals and applying fresh paint and color in learning spaces around the center. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230927335327/en/ PPG volunteers completed the 500th COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, kicking off a month-long, worldwide celebration. (Photo: Business Wire) Completion of the 500th Colorful Communities project kicks off a month-long, worldwide celebration of the volunteers, community partners and individuals who have helped to bring color and brightness to PPG communities. From China to the Netherlands, additional projects are planned across the world to mark the milestone. “When we launched the Colorful Communities
Syntropy Announces Collaboration with Evidium to Advance Data-Centric Healthcare27.9.2023 16:00:00 EEST | Press release
Today, Syntropy, a partnership between Merck and Palantir Technologies Inc., announced a collaboration with Evidium, a developer of a healthcare platform that enables AI use in a responsible, reliable, and referenceable manner. The organizations will make end-to-end medical knowledge more computational and improve data quality for clinical research and practice. The coalition will be facilitated through Syntropy’s secure data collaboration platform. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230927301328/en/ Evidium’s Referenced AI platform will play a key role in transforming narrative-form information into AI-ready knowledge at the elemental level. This will allow clinical data to be disseminated and utilized with unprecedented scale and precision. Syntropy’s secure, collaborative ecosystem will enable researchers to review high-quality data, share insights, and apply their findings to clinical trials, helping to gener
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom