New Swedish data center campus to use waste heat for food production

Nordic colocation data center provider, EcoDataCenter, has announced that it is building a new sustainable data center, EcoDataCenter 2, in Östersund, Sweden, which will utilize its waste heat to enhance food production in the region.

The 150-megawatt (MW) campus will be constructed in phases, with 20 MW completed in 2026. The project will be designed with circularity in focus. In the first phase, the campus will stretch along 32 acres and be designed with food production in symbiosis with the data center.

“We are constructing a new growth platform for our clients that also enables us to take the next step in sustainable data center design. At EcoDataCenter 2, we will make a future-proof facility both in terms of sustainability but also from a technical perspective being able to handle very high densities,” said Dan Andersson, CEO of EcoDataCenter.

EcoDataCenter 2 is located in the municipality of Östersund, Sweden, a location where the energy grid carries only renewable energy at a very low cost, powered by the local power company Jämtkraft. The design is expected to create 800 to 1000 jobs and reuse renewable energy to increase food self-sufficiency in a region where the cold climate makes food production difficult.


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