Equinix and NUS Center for Energy Research & Technology Partner to Advance Hydrogen Technology for Data Centers

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Singapore When redwood city, california, September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — By 2030, continuing our work to advance the sustainability of our digital infrastructure and achieve climate-neutral targets aligned with our science-based targets, Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) today announced a partnership with the Center for Energy Research and Technology (CERT). of the National University of Singapore The (NUS) College of Design and Engineering investigates technologies that enable hydrogen to be used as an environmentally friendly fuel source for mission-critical data center infrastructure.

Equinix and CERT jointly launch a world-first research project comparing the efficiency of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells and fuel-flexible linear generator technology. PEM fuel cells are a strong candidate for hydrogen energy, and fuel-flexible linear generators allow operators to easily switch between different clean fuel options, including hydrogen, biogas, and various renewable liquid fuels. . By adopting these technologies, data centers have the potential to reduce their carbon footprint while meeting the growing demand for data, colocation and interconnection services.

Equinix and CERT joint research will explore the suitability of these technologies for tropical data centers, taking into account local climatic conditions, site constraints, power demand, supply chain, fuel storage capacity, and local regulatory policies. It includes an overall assessment of what

This research initiative builds on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the two partners earlier this year. Under the MOU, CERT will work with Equinix to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the identified technology to determine the operational viability of the technology at scale. Based on the findings of the study, Equinix expects to develop a proof-of-concept project within its global network of data centers for real-world testing to support incorporation into future data center designs.by driving innovation SingaporeThe partnership between Equinix and CERT aims to accelerate disruptive technologies that can reduce the carbon footprint of global data centers, especially in tropical locations.

This partnership is based on Equinix’s future first This is a strategy that underscores the company’s commitment to greening the digital economy. Green hydrogen is recognized as a sustainable energy source for data centers. However, industrial-scale hydrogen production is still years away from becoming commercially viable, so it is imperative that alternatives are evaluated and adopted even as global research and development continues.

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Yee May LeungManaging director, South AsiaEquinix
“Data centers act as conduits to power the digital economy, and greening their operations can drive the rise of sustainable businesses across the broader economic environment. By working with like-minded partners, we will drive the growth of the digital economy in line with our environmental imperatives, providing experience and expertise that benefits the data center industry, the global economy and the planet.”

Associate Professor Lee Po SengDirector, Energy Research Technology Center, NUS College of Design and Engineering
“Sustainability is a key pillar of the global economy. Timely progress also requires collaboration with stakeholders in the private sector and academia to complement efforts by the public sector. We would like to work with industry partners such as, whose commitment to sustainability provides access to a global network of data centers that can serve as a testbed to more accurately assess the viability of operations. We look forward to playing a role in driving applicable green data center innovation through this partnership. Singapore and globally. “

Reaffirming Equinix’s commitment to creating a more sustainable future for the environment, Equinix has received numerous sustainability awards around the world. Asia Pacific region. In 2022, Equinix will of Asia Winner of Green Company of the Year at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards, Frost & Sullivan’s Singapore Data Center Services Company of the Year, and Green Innovation Award in the MNC category at the 2022 Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards.

Highlights/Key Facts:

  • Under this partnership, Equinix and NUS CERT will conduct a comprehensive analysis comparing two clean, on-site power generation technologies for future data centers. These technologies include:
    • PEM fuel cells are becoming increasingly popular because they can generate power with hydrogen and oxygen. Some designs can also run the process in reverse to produce pure hydrogen for future use with just water and electricity.
    • Fuel-flexible linear generators offer the ability to switch between fuels such as hydrogen, biogas, and a variety of renewable liquid fuels, enabling the installation of infrastructure that can easily adapt to evolving market developments, providing organizations with: Gives enhanced agility.
  • Equinix was the first in the data center industry to commit to becoming climate neutral in line with approved science-based targets to reduce emissions across our global operations and supply chain by 2030. On-site generation from fuel cells and other decentralized low-carbon technologies that fit the overall strategy.
  • Equinix’s renewable energy coverage has exceeded 90% since 2018. In 2021, the company has achieved his 95% renewable energy coverage. Year-over-year, Equinix increased its renewable energy procurement by 16% on his GWh basis.
  • Earlier this year, Equinix announced the opening of its first Co-Innovation Facility (CIF) at the DC15 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center on the Equinix Ashburn campus. washington dc range. CIF is a component of the Future Data Center Initiative, a new capability that enables innovative partners to work with Equinix to test and develop methods they can use to define the future of digital infrastructure and services. .

About Equinix
Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the global digital infrastructure company. Digital leaders rely on Equinix’s trusted platform to integrate and interconnect underlying infrastructure at software speed. Equinix gives organizations access to all the right locations, partners and possibilities while supporting their sustainability goals.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding Equinix’s sustainability objectives and goals and MOU with CERT. Actual results may differ materially from the expectations set forth in such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to, risks to our business and results of operations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. the current inflation environment; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; rising electricity procurement costs and general volatility in global energy markets. The challenges of acquiring, operating and building IBX and xScale® data centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix products and solutions. Unforeseen costs or issues related to the integration of companies acquired or to be acquired by us into Equinix; A recently built or acquired data center that failed to generate significant revenue from its customers. Failure to complete financing arrangements under consideration from time to time. competition from existing and new competitors; ability to generate sufficient cash flow or obtain funds to service new or outstanding debt; loss or decline of business from our major customers; risks associated with taxation as a REIT and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission; In particular, see recent and upcoming Equinix quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies are available from Equinix upon request. Equinix does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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