Nokia has Installed Fuel Cells at New US Headquarters

29 May 2012

NokiaIn its 2011 Sustainability Report Nokia has revealed that it has installed fuel cells for stationary power generation at its facility in Sunnyvale, California, United States. Nokia opened its new US office in Sunnyvale in February 2011.

Currently 75% to 80% of the fuel used by the fuel cells is biogas, specifically landfill gas, and total carbon dioxide consumptions at the site have dropped by 87%. This is a monthly reduction of around 80 tonnes of CO₂, which represents 6% of Nokia’s gross emissions from all office and R&D sites in the Americas region. Annually, the saving is equivalent to taking 280 cars off the road.

In the report, the company says it has been increasingly purchasing green electricity since 2006, but that it is still encountering the challenge of slower than expected renewable energy market development. Therefore in 2011 it started with on-site installations for generating its own renewable energy: the fuel cells at the facility in Sunnyvale and a biofuel station at the factory in Chennai, India. Altogether, in 2011 its renewable electricity share was 193 GWh, equivalent to 40%, and it had reduced its CO₂ emissions by 54,500 tonnes.

The fuel cell supplier is not named in the report.

Nokia's Sustainability Reports can be browsed here.

Source: Fuel Cell Today

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