QScale and Énergir Development announced a collaboration to maximize waste heat recovery in Québec.
QScale and Énergir are taking real steps towards decarbonizing Québec by combining their expertise in recovering and optimizing the use of heat generated by computing centers. As part of this collaboration, QScale will provide free waste heat from its centers. Énergir will ensure project implementation from design through to operation.
The first waste heat recovery projects under this collaboration will be developed at QScale’s Q01 campus in Lévis. They will allow reuse of the renewable energy that powers the computing center. Opportunities are currently being analyzed and the first delivery of recovered heat is anticipated by early 2024.
Not only will these energy loops maximize the benefits of the renewable energy consumed by QScale’s centers; they will also support Énergir in its mission to help its customers decarbonize by providing them with carbon-neutral heat.
The potential for waste heat recovery from the Q01 campus site is largely the result of its strategic location. Being close to some 100 hectares of farm and industrial land, the campus has an interesting pool of potential users.