Verne Global: Verne Global partners with Icelandic New Energy and Landsvirkjun to trial hydrogen fuel cells

Jun 01, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Verne Global is partnering up with Iceland's national power company Landsvirkjun to trial and deploy hydrogen fuel cells to its data center campus in Iceland. As data center companies push to make their operations greener, many have transitioned to renewables to fuel their facilities, however, often, backup fuels are overlooked, and when primary power supply is disrupted, companies fall back on fossil fuels. This partnership means that Verne will be able to access hydrogen power in this event. According to the company, this data center project is the "first of its kind in Iceland."

Dominic Ward, CEO at Verne Global, said that as a company, Verne is "constantly searching" for ways to improve its sustainability credentials. He added: "So we jumped at the opportunity to work with Landsvirkjun and Icelandic New Energy to turn even our back-up data centre power 'green'."

Commenting on the partnership, Hörður Arnarson, CEO, Landsvirkjun, said: "We're really looking forward to working with Verne Global on this project and helping them further capitalise on Iceland's inimitable ability to provide green energy. We're proud to undertake this pioneering project with an industry leader, which will in turn provide us with key insights into leveraging hydrogen power across Iceland and beyond."

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