By Stephen Nakrosis

 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. announced a low-carbon patent pledge that will see the companies offer free patent access to innovators developing low-carbon technologies.

The companies said hundreds of patents that could support technologists developing low-carbon solutions for generating, storing and distributing low-carbon energy will be available royalty-free.

John Frey, chief technologist for sustainable transformation at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said: "To achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, we need to work together to innovate faster. By opening up these patents, we hope to help accelerate and encourage innovation by enabling others to build upon our work."

The listed patents include power management, enablement of zero-carbon energy sources, efficient data center architecture, and thermal management, the companies said.

 

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

April 22, 2021 12:27 ET (16:27 GMT)

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