We develop
renewable energies
for sustainable data.

Datafarm Energy secures the supply of data centers
with decarbonated energy produced from bio-waste.

The energy to support
the digital industry challenges.

We are on the cusp of the most rapid and profound disruption of the energy sector in over a century: moving from fossil fuel extraction to sustainable resource use, from a centralised model to a local and distributed world, from a linear design to a circular thinking model.
This is a huge challenge for the digital industry, whose energy demand is proportional to its market growth.

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in 2025
Energy demand from the digital sector is expected to increase by 21% in 2025 compared to 2018.
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By this date, the environmental footprint of digital technology will surpass that of the aeronautics industry.
+ 7 %
by 2030
Energy prices are expected to rise by 7% to 17% by 2030.

Keep control of your energy and carbon costs.

Datafarm Energy has developed a technology and an energy services offer for datacenters and sustainable data hosting companies.
By using biogas from the fermentation of biowaste, Datafarm Energy provides electrical and thermal energy to datacenters, and returns to the biogas producers the waste heat generated by the digital infrastructures.
The use of locally-produced and locally-consumed low-carbon energy, and the long-term commitments made by Datafarm Energy make it possible to sustain the energy and environmental (carbon) expenses of the digital industry in the face of the predicted rise in the market.

Access to a renewable and non-intermittent energy

The biogas produced from the fermentation of biowaste is a low CO2 emitter, making it possible to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of digital infrastructures. The biogas production process - methanization - ensures a continuous and controllable production perfectly phased with the consumption profiles of data centers.

Secured long-term supply

 

Datafarm Energy creates long-term partnerships with biogas producers. And that allows us to freeze on a long terme period the energy expenses of datacenters.

Contribution to GHG emissions reduction objectives

By allowing biogas producers to access a complementary way to valorize their biogas production, the digital industry perpetuates their activity and allows the emergence of good practices of agroecology, carbon sequestration and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 and CH4).

Autonomous energy consumption

 

The local and autonomous consumption of energy (off grid) relieves the balancing of energy networks which, at the same time, face the increased intermittency of wind and solar farms.

Access to a ready-to-use facility powered by green energies

 

The biogas producer provides a plot of land and/or a building ready to host IT infrastructures and already powered by energies. The undeveloped land on the farm is thus put to good use, and the datacenter becomes an extension of the agricultural activity.

Heat recovery

 

For every project, Datafarm Energy evaluates the sources of waste energy that can be recovered from the building, auxiliaries and equipment of the datacenter. A heat network can thus be set up for the benefit of the farm and its neighborhood.

The biogas produced from the fermentation of biowaste is a low CO2 emitter, making it possible to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of digital infrastructures. The biogas production process - methanization - ensures a continuous and controllable production perfectly phased with the consumption profiles of data centers.
Datafarm Energy creates long-term partnerships with biogas producers. And that allows us to freeze on a long terme period the energy expenses of datacenters.
By allowing biogas producers to access a complementary way to valorize their biogas production, the digital industry perpetuates their activity and allows the emergence of good practices of agroecology, carbon sequestration and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 and CH4).
The local and autonomous consumption of energy (off grid) relieves the balancing of energy networks which, at the same time, face the increased intermittency of wind and solar farms.
The biogas producer provides a plot of land and/or a building ready to host IT infrastructures and already powered by energies. The undeveloped land on the farm is thus put to good use, and the datacenter becomes an extension of the agricultural activity.
For every project, Datafarm Energy evaluates the sources of waste energy that can be recovered from the building, auxiliaries and equipment of the datacenter. A heat network can thus be set up for the benefit of the farm and its neighborhood.

The DatafarmBox is a technical skid designed to ensure the stable and continuous supply of electrical and thermal energies required for the proper functioning of a datacenter.

It operates from a unique process, producing combined and simultaneous heat, electricity and cold from a single renewable and controllable primary source.

We reduce the digital industry impact.

Our unique concept offers a turnkey solution to erase data centers’ energy consumption from the network and neutralize their carbon impact.
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Quantify the datacenter impact

 

A standard datacenter relies on energy-intensive refrigeration units as well as on the supply of a non-renewable energy from the local grid.

Avoid

 

The DatafarmBox’s process makes it possible to generate cold by recovering waste heat from the combustion of biogas.

This is so much electricity which is avoided in comparison with a standard refrigeration unit.

Reduce

 

The use of biogas as a primary energy source guarantees a reduction in carbon emissions for the entire energy process of the datacenter.


With less energy consumption and a green energy supply, each datacenter substantially reduces its carbon emissions.

Offset

 

Sound agricultural practices of the farmer partners enable to capture carbon locally and thus offset the residual emissions from the energy process and datacenter. Datafarm Energy issues carbon credits for treacability.

Carbon Net Zero
 

The symbiosis of both industries makes it possible to achieve the carbon neutrality of this ecosystem.

A standard datacenter relies on energy-intensive refrigeration units as well as on the supply of a non-renewable energy from the local grid.
The DatafarmBox’s process makes it possible to generate cold by recovering waste heat from the combustion of biogas. This is so much electricity which is avoided in comparison with a standard refrigeration unit.

The use of biogas as a primary energy source guarantees a reduction in carbon emissions for the entire energy process of the datacenter.

With less energy consumption and a green energy supply, each datacenter substantially reduces its carbon emissions.

Sound agricultural practices of the farmer partners enable to capture carbon locally and thus offset the residual emissions from the energy process and datacenter. Datafarm Energy issues carbon credits for treacability.
The symbiosis of both industries makes it possible to achieve the carbon neutrality of this ecosystem.
1. Avoiding
The process on which the DatafarmBox is based allows the generation of cold by using waste heat generated by the combustion of biogas. This avoids electricity consumption compared to a standard cold production process using mechanical compression refrigeration units.
2. Reduce
The use of biogas as a primary energy source guarantees a reduction in carbon emissions for the entire energy process of the datacenter. With less energy consumed and a green energy supply, each datacenter substantially reduces its carbon emissions (up to 50% reduction for a traditional installation connected to the French electricity grid – up to 90% in the rest of Europe).
3. Offset
The agricultural practices of our biogas producers partners allow them to sequester carbon and thus offset the residual emissions of both the energy supply process and the datacenter. The symbiosis between these two industries makes it possible to achieve the ecosystem neutrality.

DatafarmBox in project.

Our first three units are coming on stream: we are currently working throughout France to deliver electrical energy from biogas generation, ranging from 100kWe to 700kWe. Five units will be operational by the end of 2022.

Normandy, France

Normandie, France

Location: Normandy, France
Installed IT power: 250kW
Carbon emissions avoided on cold production : 55 tons CO2eq
Recovered waste: 11700 tons
Quantity of biogas recovered : 7 GWh LHV

East of France

Grand Est, France

Location: East of France
Installed IT power: 500kW
Carbon emissions avoided on cold production: 111 tons CO2eq
Recovered waste: 23,500 tons
Quantity of biogas recovered: 14 GWh LHV

Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

Location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Installed IT power: 700kW
Carbon emissions avoided on cold production: 160 tons CO2eq
Recovered waste: 32500 tons
Quantity of biogas recovered : 19,5GWh LHV

Connect to a DatafarmBox.

DatafarmBoxes can be installed on energy production sites, or on existing datacenter campus.
They can be installed in containers or in a modular way in available spaces (buildings, farm sheds, warehouses, etc.).

Datacenter Operators

Your request will be sent to the Datafarm Energy sales team.

Biogas producers

Your request will be sent to the Datafarm Energy sales team.

"Datafarm Energy had the intuition to bring together the agricultural and data center industries. The former rejects a lot of energy, from biomass, while the latter consumes it. The installation of datacenters near farms therefore allows for a circular energy economy that enhances both sectors. This association also suggests a different, less concentrated, virtuous digital land use planning that will complement the classic interconnection industry in large IT hubs."

Olivier Labbe Deputy director of CAP DC - Datacenter design & building specialist

How to reduce the energy consumption of datacenters in the first place? How can we decarbonize this consumption? How to secure energy supplies and avoid "blackouts" in an increasingly complex electricity network management system? How can we plan our energy expenditure when regulatory frameworks are often changing and wholesale electricity prices are extremely sensitive? These are major issues that seem difficult to solve. And yet, Datafarm Energy has succeeded!

Claire Chastrusse Former managing director of ENERCOOP - Energy market specialist

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