A handful of energy and engineering corporations are starting to invest in startups that are developing novel energy options for data centres.

With data centres accounting for somewhere between 1% and 3% of the world’s total energy consumption, the pressure is on to find more energy efficient ways to run them — either by making them easier to cool or by making better use of the waste heat that they generate.

This is not an area that has seen a great deal of investment yet by corporations, but some interest is coming from…

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Maija Palmer

Maija Palmer is editor of Global Venturing and puts together the weekly email newsletter (sign up here for free).