Microsoft to debut sewage-powered data centre

James S Murray
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IT giant teams up with FuelCell Energy to trial zero emission generator powered by biogas from local waste water plant

With the world's leading IT companies rushing to develop renewable energy projects to power their giant data centres, Microsoft might be about to take the prize for the most unlikely clean power source...

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