Does the growing demand for computing power automatically mean an increase in greenhouse gas emissions? Not according to Kohler.
As a world leader in sustainable solutions for data center power generation, Kohler is finding new ways to minimize the impact of diesel generators, and developing new technologies to replace them.
Diesel gensets are highly reliable, with a readily available fuel source. So improving their environmental performance – through engine optimization and after treatments – is an effective interim solution. Kohler is adopting in-cylinder techniques to reduce the pollutants emitted, and after-treatment devices to oxidize certain emissions, filter others, and reduce some to harmless nitrogen and water.
Meanwhile Kohler is at the forefront of adopting alternative and renewable fuels which will further cut emissions.
KOHLER® KD Series engines are already certified to operate with HVO100 biofuel, with no need for modifications. This second-generation biofuel – produced from waste, fat from the food industry and non-food grade vegetable oils – reduces carbon emissions by up to 90%.
The next step is to develop and enhance alternative technologies such as lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, so they can be implemented as data center back-up power solutions at commercial scale. As always, Kohler will be leading the way.
Find out more: https://www.kohler-sdmo.com/EN/the-roadmap-to-greener-data-centers