Until now only very few data centres are enabling heat reuse scenarios. This is mostly to blame to the low temperature air-cooled data centres have to offer, making it difficult to transport and costly to bring the temperature up to a valuable level. Immersed Computing is using liquid to cool IT hardware offering a much more efficient medium for heat reuse.
Asperitas launched Immersed Computing nine months ago. The total liquid cooling based technology is enabling data centres to be more efficient, sustainable and flexible. Next to a energy footprint reduction the technology is offering another opportunity, it enables data centres to transform from major energy consumers to energy suppliers. This vision has been presented in the last white paper of Asperitas, called Datacentre of the Future , presented at the Datacentre Tmation event in Manchester last summer.
It comes down to the ability to make at least 98% of the IT energy of a data centre available for heat reuse with Immersed Computing technology. A data centre on Immersed Computing technology is able to supply their surroundings hot water of up to 65 degrees Celsius. This element has caught the attraction of city officials and stakeholders within the energy and utility industry in Europe.
Combine the heat reuse potential with other benefits Immersed Computing is offering, like the decrease of dependency on outdoor climate conditions, flexible deployment and the dramatic reduction of floorspace while offering high density ready infrastructure, and one can see the opportunities for circular energy concepts arise.
AsperitasEI will focus on circular energy projects and will continue to collaborate with Asperitas customers and partners. Dutch energy company Nuon - part of the international Vattenfall group - is one of these partners. Asperitas is also showing commitment to their mission by adding an element in their business model to bring heat reuse in practice with their customers. Asperitas is offering a 5% discount on sales of AIC24 Immersed Computing systems when customers commit to reuse the heat they will be generating or making the heat available for actual reuse by third parties. AsperitasEI is bringing resources to the table to work with customers and stakeholders, like energy companies and city officials, to increase the potential success rate of circular energy scenarios.
The circular energy potential of Immersed Computing lead Asperitas to be selected as a finalist of Accenture's Innovation Awards within the circular economy category and the Piet de Jong Innovation Award for cleantech innovations in The Netherlands last year. Also they received a lot attention from the energy and utility industry in Europe, being selected as one of the most innovative start-ups by the largest annual European conference for the utility industry, the EU Utility Week, last October, just like Web Summit in Lisbon, the largest technology event of Europe.