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Mr. Yang Lizhong - Research Associate

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Mr. Lizhong Yang obtained his BEng from Zhejiang University in 2012 and MSc from ETH Zurich in 2016, majoring in energy science and engineering. His research works include theoretical, experimental and CFD works of renewable energy and energy saving related topics, with a focus on thermal energy storage technologies. Before joining the group in 2018, he worked at Supcon Solar developing molten-salt energy storage system for concentrating solar power tower from 2012 to 2013, and a scientific report and book writer for MIT Technology Review (China) from 2016 to 2017.



Green Data Centre system using a Novel Zero Emission Cryogenset

Data centres are essential to our modern digital age. They are more and more entrenched in the most elements of our life and have to be in step with the development and the growth of these elements. In fact, as the demand for data processing and warehousing is increasingly growing, data centres are subject to intense scrutiny due to the important proportion of energy consumptions and costs. In addition, the impact of data centres is made worse by the use of polluting diesel generators to provide backup power, which contributes directly to the emission levels of CO2 and NOx. In that context, the proposed Green Data Centre (GDC) project aims to define and investigate a novel zero-emission Cryogenset providing combined green power and cold energy to Data Centre. The project covers the assessment of various scenarios and various system designs as well as the potential synergies with renewable energy sources, Waste Heat Recovery processes and other plants.


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