Renewables and more: all of Amazon’s moves on clean energy

Renewables and more: all of Amazon's moves on clean energy

Amazon has added 71 projects to its renewable plant portfolio, with the goal of running on clean energy only by 2025. It is also working on replacing fuels with low-emission alternatives. All the details

Amazon announced yesterday that it will equip an additional 2.7 gigawatts of zero-emission energy capacity through 71 new projects. The company wants to use exclusively renewable energy by 2025.

TARGET 50,000 GWH

The latest addition brings Amazon's total renewable energy projects to 379, which it estimates to be able to produce 50,000 gigawatt hours through its portfolio: it is an amount of energy capable of meeting the annual needs of 4.6 million homes in the United States.

THE PROJECTS

New projects announced yesterday include three large 420 megawatt capacity plants in India, a solar park in Poland (the first) and several rooftop PV panel installations in France and Austria.

WHAT AMAZON WILL DO WITH INFINIUM ELECTROFUELS

On Tuesday, Infinium Holdings – a US energy company in which Amazon invested in 2021 – announced that it will supply the e-commerce giant with its low-carbon electrofuels , which will allow it to replace the diesel used to power a large part of the park. company vehicles.

Electrofuels are hydrogen-based fuels created using renewable energy and recovered carbon dioxide. Due to their low carbon content, the company estimates that they will reduce Amazon's CO2 emissions by an annual amount equivalent to that released by traveling about five miles (eight kilometers).

Infinium wants to start using electrofuels in the trucks of its half-mile fleet in California: in the jargon of logistics, half-mile ( middle-mile ) is the stretch that covers the movement of goods from the factory or port to the warehouse or to the distribution center.

Amazon's investment in Infinium is part of the “Climate Pledge Fund”, the $ 2 billion investment program launched in 2020 to financially support companies developing low-carbon technologies.

THE AGREEMENT ON GREEN HYDROGEN WITH PLUG POWER

In August, Amazon signed an agreement with Plug Power for the supply of 10,950 tons of "green" hydrogen (ie obtained from renewable electricity) per year starting from 2025: it will use it to replace "gray" hydrogen (obtained from methane ), diesel and other fossil fuels.


This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/energia/amazon-rinnovabili-electrofuels/ on Thu, 22 Sep 2022 10:04:12 +0000.