Gallery: Google, HP and Microsoft Consider Poo to Power Data Centers


Photo credit: Skinnyde

Tech giants like Google, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft have been considering everything from wave to solar power to keep their massive data centers running, but did you know that there’s another option that can be found right in your own backyard? Well, that is if you’re a dairy farmer… HP recently released a research paper that outlines how companies like themselves, Google and Microsoft could partner with American dairy farmers and use cattle dung as fuel, and it sounds like a very poopular popular idea.

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  1. davidspyle July 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    so a loop could be created where the biogas plant powers the data center and the waste heat from the data center helps power the biogas plant.”

    That is to say, a Poop Loop!

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