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Microsoft successfully tests hydrogen fuel cell system


Microsoft has reached a new milestone in its effort to transition its data centres away from diesel and toward cleaner energy.

A hydrogen fuel cell system powerful enough to replace a traditional diesel-powered backup generator was successfully tested by the company.


Microsoft intends to phase out the use of diesel fuel in its backup power systems by 2030 as part of its efforts to combat climate change.

Microsoft is experimenting with a customized hydrogen fuel cell system that can run on pure hydrogen.

In June, the company tested its prototype, and it plans to install the system at a research data center next.

Most hydrogen today is produced using fossil fuels, but Microsoft hopes to use only green hydrogen powered by renewable energy in the future.