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A lobster

A Norwegian datacenter company is working with a lobster farm to use waste heat from its datacenters to regulate temperatures for the lobsters.

Credit: Computing (U.K.)

Norwegian datacenter company Green Mountain is teaming up with Norwegian Lobster Farm (NLF) to use waste heat from its datacenters to regulate the temperature of the land-based shellfish smallholding.

'To grow optimally, the lobster needs a temperature of 20°C in the seawater,' Green Mountain said in a press release.

'This is exactly the temperature of the seawater that has been used to cool the IT equipment in Green Mountain's datacenter. Green Mountain can therefore deliver this heated wastewater directly to the fish farm.'

The project can help to significantly lower the overall carbon footprint of both firms.

From Computing (U.K.)
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