Ferrari has partnered with California-based Bloom Energy to drive decarbonisation at its headquarters and manufacturing centre in Italy.
A new 1MW solid oxide fuel cell plant has been installed by the energy firm, which provides 5% of the energy required for Ferrari’s production activities, while helping reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Compared to combined heat and power (CHP) cogeneration systems, gas requirements are expected to be reduced by around 20%, with significant energy savings.
It also 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.
It supports the luxury sports car manufacturer’s ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2030.
Benedetto Vigna, Ferrari CEO said: “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 decarbonisation path and proud to host its first European installation.”
The plant will reduce also boost efficiency and improve air quality at Ferrari’s HQ and manufacturing facility.
KR Sridhar, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Bloom Energy added: “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.
“By collaborating, we’re showcasing how energy-intensive industries, such as manufacturing, can be decarbonised 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.”