Malaysian government agency in MoU for green data centre push
By Digital News Asia September 10, 2015
- Data centres key targets to deploy energy efficiency solutions and technologies
- MoU sees use of Green Data Centre’s Eco2 fluid submersion technology
MALAYSIAN Green Technology Corp (GreenTech Malaysia) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Green Data Center LLP and Computer Recovery Facility Sdn Bhd that it hopes will lead to greater energy efficiency in the data centre sector.
This was one of a few MoUs that GreenTech Malaysia signed with leading specialists in the fields of electric mobility, energy efficiency and air quality at the 6th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM) in Kuala Lumpur.
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In a statement, GreenTech Malaysia – an organisation under the purview of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia – said that data centres are substantial energy consumers.
In the United States alone, the annual consumption of electricity is over 91 billion kilowatt-hours. As such, data centres are key targets to deploy energy efficiency solutions and technologies, it added.
Under the MoU, Green Data Center will be using its Eco2 fluid submersion technology to significantly boost energy optimisation and cut down on data centre maintenance costs, while Computer Recovery Facility will call on its nearly 25 years of experience to develop, market and manage the green data centres.
“With the increasing growth of data centres, their operational and environmental costs represent a serious consideration for major corporations,” said Green Data Center founder and chief executive officer Matthew Rajendra.
“As such, our Eco2 product presents an economic and ecological opportunity for all parties to benefit, and we are pleased to be working together with GreenTech Malaysia to drive the growth of this sector.
“Our Eco2 technology can effectively reduce the carbon footprint of data centres by 60% and cooling energy consumption by 90%,” he claimed.
GreenTech Malaysia also signed MoUs with Voltron, a local electric bicycle manufacturer, to encourage a shift to clean transportation; and Airestec, air quality experts utilising green technology to boost energy efficiency and improve indoor air quality.
“Malaysia has set an ambitious target of reducing up to 40% in terms of emissions intensity of Gross Domestic Product by the year 2020, compared to 2005 levels,” said GreenTech Malaysia chief executive officer Ahmad Hadri Haris.
“The partnerships forged over the last two days are a key step forward to ensure our nation achieves this goal. The fruits of these agreements will not only be environmentally beneficial but will also prove green technology’s potential as a key socio-economic driver,” he added.
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