California-based Bloom Energy, and, India’s EnergyPower, have announced a joint effort to deploy an integrated solution for supplying clean, reliable power to local Indian businesses. Once complete, this project will be Bloom’s first commercial scale on-site biogas-to-electricity project in India.
Rendering of biogs project (Bloom Energy)
EnergyPower will be deploying a new agricultural and municipal waste digester combined with Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell technology to deliver renewable power to customers in the Shirala district, Maharashtra. Anaerobic digesters will be used to break down and clean bio-waste to produce bio-methane, which will fuel Bloom Energy servers.
“We are happy to bring Bloom Energy’s technology into our clean energy ecosystem at a time when India’s industrial sectors continue to grow,” said Shyam Vasantrao Raut, Chairman and Managing Director of EnergyPower.
Bloom Energy plans to install and operate 4 MW of Bloom Energy servers at the plant in Shirala, Maharashtra in the first half of 2020.
“India’s growing economy is in need of reliable renewable power now more than ever,” said KR Sridhar, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Bloom Energy. “This collaboration not only produces renewable energy from bio-waste, but ensures it’s being used efficiently where needed.”
Bloom Energy servers can use natural gas, biogas, or hydrogen as fuel, and produce power without combustion through an electrochemical process that generates virtually no smog-forming emissions. With biogas as fuel, Bloom Energy servers produce zero carbon electricity on-site, allowing easy deployment around the world without relying on the traditional grid.
EnergyPower is a zero carbon and net zero emissions technology company that combines many clean energy sources, including solar, thermal, wind, waste heat, and hydroelectric to maximize overall utilization and efficiency of electricity generation in India. EnergyPower’s cutting-edge and disruptive technology, developed in collaboration with iAssure International Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Pune, is patent pending.