Bloom Energy to power assembly plant, headquarters of performance car icon Ferrari
Bloom Energy announced a one-megawatt installation of Bloom’s solid oxide fuel cells at the manufacturing site and headquarters in Maranello, Italy of legendary automaker Ferrari.
The partnership with Ferrari, a performance car leader for 75 years, marks Bloom’s entry into the European Union and Italy and is the “first step toward potentially larger projects between the two companies,” a release stated.
Bloom operates a manufacturing site in Newark.
Bloom Energy’s servers convert fuels such as hydrogen, biogas, or natural gas into clean electricity without combustion. Through Bloom’s platform, Ferrari is expected to be able to reduce its fuel consumption and carbon emissions at its manufacturing facility.
Bloom Energy Servers will initially provide 5 percent of the energy needed at Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters and manufacturing center.
“Ferrari is a legendary trailblazer in the luxury automotive industry, and Bloom Energy commends their commitment to leading in both operational excellence and carbon neutrality across their entire value chain by 2030,” said KR Sridhar, founder, chairman, and CEO, Bloom Energy. “By collaborating, we’re showcasing how energy-intensive industries, such as manufacturing, can be decarbonized through clean, reliable energy. Ferrari, like Bloom Energy, has a commitment to uniqueness, innovation, technology leadership, and continuous learning that makes them the ideal partner for Bloom’s entry into the European manufacturing landscape, where energy resilience is more crucial than ever. Bloom Energy’s fuel cell platform is a best-in-class solution for a best-in-class luxury automaker.”
Bloom Energy’s fuel-flexible platform can make Ferrari a player in Italy’s emerging hydrogen economy. According to Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development, the country plans to cover a fifth of its overall energy demand from hydrogen by 2050. Bloom fuel cells work with hydrogen and other zero-carbon fuel sources.