UAE’s Khazna to adopt HVO for generators
UAE data center firm Khazna is to adopt biofuel to power its backup generators. The pilot’s first stage will involve blending biofuel with traditional diesel fuel and monitoring performance. After that, Khazna intends to implement biofuel across all of its data centers.
While the company didn’t say specifically, Khazna is likely looking to use hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). HVO is a low-emission biofuel that promises high performance without the need to replace or customize diesel gen-sets. It is a drop-in fuel that can be blended with fossil fuel diesel as required.
A growing number of companies are looking to diesel alternatives as a way to reduce their carbon footprint and green their backup operations.
Amazon has adopted the fuel in Ireland and Sweden. UK operators Kao, DataVita, and Datum, the US’ Compass, as well as Belgium’s LCL, and Latvia’s DEAC, are adopting HVO as fuel for their backup generators.
Digital Realty’s French unit has also adopted HVO for its new PAR8 site in Paris as well as in Madrid, Spain, and plans to expand its use across the continent in the near future. Pure and Vantage are also HVO users, while Equinix has said it is doing a trial with the fuel.
At Inpro we also offer customised solutions and equipment (which are HVO compatible) for Data Centers in the UAE.
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