Ferrari takes a further step towards its aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030 thanks to a new 1 MW solid oxide fuel cell plant at its Maranello facilities.
The plant was built by Bloom Energy and installed a few days ago. It provides 5% of the energy required for Ferrari’s production activities while reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
Compared to CHP (Combined Heat and Power) cogeneration systems, gas requirements
are cut by around 20% with a significant energy saving.
In addition to high levels of efficiency, this innovative technology platform offers flexibility in the choice of energy sources required to power the plant: hydrogen, natural gas, biomethane or a combination, converting the fuel into electricity without combustion.
A further benefit, compared to the equivalent systems used previously, is the reduction of more than 99% of the pollution that causes the build-up of smog and particulate matter.
Benedetto Vigna, Ferrari CEO, commented: “Ferrari is working harder than ever to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, through the adoption of leading-edge technologies and of a scientific approach that are written in our DNA.
We are thrilled to partner with Bloom Energy, as both our Companies are highly committed to a decarbonization path, and proud to host its first European installation”.