OCP Tech Talk Series: Data Center Facility (DCF)

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Presenter (Company) Title Slides
Volunteer Leads
  Bret Lehman (PCX)
  Madhu Iyengar (Google)
Intro to DCF
  • Mission
  • Why is this project important to OCP?
  • Focus areas (sub-projects/workstreams)
Cosimo Pecchioli (Alfa Laval) IT Heat Reuse Fundamentals 
Abstract: The OCP Data Center Heat Reuse Incubation group has been working to create recommendations and discuss potential opportunities for the different technologies, temperatures, and locations with examples from the US and Europe
Kajsa Dahlberg (Alfa Laval) Accelerating green hydrogen solutions
Abstract: Dual actions are needed to decarbonize and partnerships are crucial to accelerate green hydrogen solutions. Where will optimized heat transfer be important in the green hydrogen value chain? And how to make use of the waste heat generated in green hydrogen production while increasing the efficiency?
Rob Bunger (Scheinder Electric) Guide to Environmental Sustainability Metrics for Data Centers
Abstract: PUE has enabled drastic improvements in energy efficiency of data center facilities.  As major operators set Net Zero carbon goals, it is clear we need to be tracking more metrics to drive overall sustainability. Join this session to discuss a proposed set of Sustainability metrics for the data center industry.
Gerard Thibault (KAO) Kao Data's use of HVO as an alternative to diesel fuel 
Abstract: Combustion of fossil fuel diesel has a significant impact in respect of the emissions, contributing to global warming and the poor health of around 40,000 people p.a. in the UK. Switching to Hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO EN15940) reduces CO2 by 90% and can also reduce particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide.
Johanna Jarvinen  (oneclickLCA) Automated life cycle assessment calculate/reduce the environmental impacts of your building & infra  
Abstract: One Click LCA is the #1 easy and automated life cycle assessment software that helps you calculate and reduce the environmental impacts of your building & infra projects, products and portfolio
David Gulnazarian (Consultant)

How to decarbonise OCP Ready™ data centers?

Abstract: Do you know the ratio of Scope 1, 2 and 3 in a data center? In this talk you will know how to evaluate the environmental impact and take measures to reduce them. Focus will be on OCP Ready™ data centers with fresh air free cooling and internal air circuit.

Maud Texier (Google) 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy by 2030: Accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon future
Abstract: Google has been setting the bar on corporate sustainability for over a decade. However, even though they’ve matched their electricity with 100% renewable energy on an annual basis every year since 2017, there are times and places where they still have to rely on carbon-based electricity. Given the urgency and scale of climate change, Google has upped their ambition and is now at the forefront of a movement to operate entirely on carbon-free every hour of the day and everywhere in the world (“24/7 Carbon-Free Energy”). This ambition has the potential to both significantly reduce global carbon emissions and drive the decarbonization of other parts of the economy. Learn how Google is approaching this bold goal through carbon-free energy purchasing, advancing technologies, and advocating for public policy from Maud Texier, Google’s Head of Energy Development.
Madhu Iyengar (Google) Closing