Duration: 2024 – 2027

Funded by: Horizon Europe

Coordinator: CERTH

Data centers are among the most significant contributors to global energy consumption and have large space demands in order to be efficient consuming around 0.9-1.3% of global electricity demand, excluding extra energy used for cryptocurrency mining. Due to the fact that information technology equipment produces heat under load, data centres have to be artificially cooled. Air cooling is the most prominent technique used but not the most efficient.

The project will develop and demonstrate an integrated prototype demonstrator based on an immersion cooling system combined with novel and highly efficient long-term heat storage materials and systems. Moreover, different exploitation options for the recovered heat will also be demonstrated on-site.

The social impact and benefits of the solutions will be monitored and measured, while exploring suitable business models for social enterprises and energy communities.