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Reference Number EP/P015379/1
Title Newton Fund (Invitation Only) Next Generation Green Data Centres for Environmental and Business Sustainability
Status Completed
Energy Categories Not Energy Related 50%;
Energy Efficiency(Industry) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 50%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 50%;
Principal Investigator Dr MM (Mercedes ) Maroto-Valer
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School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 14 November 2016
End Date 31 December 2019
Duration 37 months
Total Grant Value £318,735
Industrial Sectors Energy; Information Technologies
Region Scotland
Programme Newton Programme
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr MM (Mercedes ) Maroto-Valer , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr J (John ) Andresen , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
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Abstract Rapid urbanisation in Malaysia and globally is driving socio-economic change and infrastructure development that isresulting in high levels of current and projected demand for digital connectivity and data handling. Data centers are key, butglobally they are large consumers of energy with substantial emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants thatdegrade urban air quality. Cooling represents more than half of the energy consumption. To be located in the highlyurbanised city of Petaling Jaya, the Next Generation Green Data Centre Living Lab proposed for this industrially drivencollaboration will innovatively integrate novel Malaysian and UK green energy and cooling technologies to reduce energyconsumption by 50%, improving energy security and reducing emissions. The project will create a replicable andcommercially viable approach to sustainable computing for reconciling urbanisation with environmental risk and climatechange globally. In parallel the collaboration will lead to significant social impact through improved urban air quality, enabling sustainable connectivity, and the creation of a green technology commercialisation hub in Malaysia
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