Atos and HDF energy to develop the first green hydrogen datacenter

Paris, February twenty five, 2021,

Atos and HDF Strength these days announce their prepare to establish a full conclusion-to-conclusion extended-phrase option to provide datacenters with eco-friendly hydrogen generated by renewable strength. The new option by Atos and HDF will be the 1st readily available on the industry for datacenters with significant electric power consuming workloads, with the purpose to display, in 2023, a 1st whole creation middle operated using eco-friendly hydrogen.

Atos will provide a full conclusion-to-conclusion eco-friendly datacenter option by developing and offering the hardware, computer software and integration solutions that make it possible to exploit the electrical power created by eco-friendly hydrogen so that it can be employed in datacenters. This consists of using the most highly developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to optimize strength usage. HDF Strength will provide a electric power plant, which will provide predictable and agency electrical power many thanks to its substantial-driven gas cells. These cells will be driven by eco-friendly hydrogen derived from photovoltaic or wind farms.

A big technological problem

Datacenters have substantial strength demands, run 24/7, 365 times a yr, and can not encounter the slightest strength flaw. Therefore, the strategy taken by Atos and HDF is particularly formidable, as by its pretty mother nature, photo voltaic or wind strength is cleanse but intermittent, variable in its creation and unpredictable, making it an unstable strength.
At a time when datacenter strength usage is getting to be a critical situation and it is necessary to take into consideration new strength products, this new option from Atos and HDF will allow datacenter operators and cloud operators to anticipate probable future constraints established by regulation authorities and provide a sustainable but trusted option to their prospects, with no compromise on their organization.

Combining knowledge to lessen the carbon footprint

Atos’ option consists of a computer software layer to predict the datacenter’s electric power usage demands and adapt the source (eco-friendly hydrogen) accordingly. This sophisticated procedure is not only centered on the datacenter’s activity and size but also usually takes into account exterior facts from the ecosystem, these as climate forecasting. To this, Atos delivers its HPC knowledge – an location in which it, as the primary supercomputer maker in Europe, has a number of groundbreaking innovations which limit the strength usage of its units[one].

Many thanks to its knowledge in substantial-electric power hydrogen technologies, HDF has developed a new type of electric power plant which is entirely secure, non-polluting and competitive, as opposed to fossil gas turbines. The availability constraints of the datacenter will be included in the structure of Renewstable® and will allow HDF to provide the maximum degree of company for the most demanding consumers.

“We are regularly trying to get to establish solutions to leverage our personal sustainable journey to decarbonization and to assistance our customers in theirs. In this viewpoint, the option to be developed by Atos and HDF will be the 1st option readily available on the industry that will allow a whole creation datacenter with pretty demanding workloads to be operated using eco-friendly hydrogen. This meets the expectations not only of operators, but also of the industry and public authorities.” suggests Arnaud Bertrand, SVP, Head of Tactic and Innovation for Large Knowledge & Safety at Atos.

We are pretty psyched to establish the 1st-of-its-kind eco-friendly datacenter with Atos. HDF is a pioneer in hydrogen-strength and it is pretty crucial for us to display that our Hydrogen-to-Energy solutions are suited for prospects with a strategic need to have for a trusted electrical power provide. This even further development into the electronic sector, the place strength usage is escalating every single working day, opens up a significant around the world industry for us. The HDF-Atos partnership features the 1st special and sustainable infrastructure for this massive industry.” suggests Damien Havard, CEO at HDF.

This initiative represents a new and big milestone in Atos’ Web Zero 2028 decarbonization ambition. In 2020, Atos has by now accelerated its datacenter decarbonization system with encouraging progress in strength performance, which has materialized into a fifteen% minimize of international strength usage of Atos datacenters as opposed to 2019. In addition, carbon-free of charge and renewable strength now electric power 55% of all of Atos datacenters (as opposed to 32% in 2019). Furthermore, considering the fact that 2014, Atos has been offering carbon neutral web hosting solutions to its customers by offsetting a hundred% of its datacenters’ emissions. Atos also recently signed the Climate Neutral Datacenter Pact jointly with 35 other companies and associations from across Europe, emphasizing the industry’s contribution to the ‘European Eco-friendly Deal’.


[one] These kinds of as its patented Direct Liquid Coolling (DLC)  solution, which minimizes international strength usage in its supercomputers by using heat water up to 40°C and its Good Strength Management Suite, part of its HPC Software package Suite, which is employed to regulate strength even though optimizing functionality, to guarantee that clients’ HPC units are as strength effective as possible with a constrained carbon footprint.


About Atos
Atos is a international chief in electronic transformation with 105,000 employees and yearly earnings of in excess of € eleven billion. European range one in cybersecurity, cloud and substantial-functionality computing, the Group supplies personalized conclusion-to-conclusion solutions for all industries in 71 international locations. A pioneer in decarbonization solutions and merchandise, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized electronic for its customers. Atos operates below the models Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris inventory index.

The intent of Atos is to support structure the future of the data space. Its knowledge and solutions assistance the development of understanding, schooling and exploration in a multicultural strategy and lead to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the Group allows its prospects and employees, and associates of societies at massive to live, do the job and establish sustainably, in a secure and secure data space.

Atos Push contact
Lucie Duchateau – [email protected] – +33 ()7 sixty two 85 35 ten

About HDF
HDF Strength is a international pioneer in hydrogen strength. HDF develops and operates substantial-potential Hydrogen-to-Energy electric power plants to provide continuous or on-desire electrical power from renewable energies put together with substantial-electric power gas cells.

HDF has developed two products of multi-megawatt electric power plants:

  • Renewstable® (Energy TO Energy): secure electrical power era from an intermittent renewable resource using domestically created eco-friendly hydrogen.
  • Hypower® (Fuel TO Energy): On-desire electric power era from eco-friendly hydrogen from gasoline transportation networks.

HDF has integrated its critical gas mobile knowledge in and will commission the world’s 1st mass creation plant for these substantial-electric power gas cells in France, below the model title HDF Marketplace. In addition to strength, HDF Marketplace will also deal with the rail and maritime markets. HDF is consequently positioned as a highly effective accelerator in strength transition by offering non-intermittent renewable electrical power, correctly tailored to the networks and on-desire, which can achieve up to a hundred% of the strength blend.

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