Bloom Energy is to convert its global natural gas fleet to certified low-leak natural gas to prevent the release of harmful methane emissions stemming from upstream gas production.
In addition, Bloom Energy and MiQ, a non-profit partnership between RMI and SYSTEMIQ, will collaborate to test and refine elements of the certified gas marketplace and educate Bloom Energy customers and other industry stakeholders on the importance of reducing the environmental impacts of natural gas production.
Certified natural gas differentiates gas production across a range of environmental, social and governance practices through a focus on verified methane performance and associated company practices.
Bloom Energy’s fuel cell projects are installed at more than 700 sites globally, and it counts many of the Fortune 100 companies as customers. By taking the lead to acquire certified gas on behalf of its customers, Bloom Energy hopes to ensure that leading commercial and industrial companies get early exposure to an important climate solution.
“Reducing methane emissions is no longer a choice, it is something we have to do if we are going to meet our climate goals,” said Georges Tijbosch, senior advisor, MiQ. “Innovative gas buyers like Bloom Energy are leading the way and demonstrating how market incentives can help us drive down emissions across the energy sector.”
Bloom Energy’s commitment to supply chain responsibility is just one of several steps it has taken to help transform the energy sector to bring affordable, low- to no- carbon energy solutions to market and enable a net-zero carbon future, including through its electrolyzer, hydrogen fuel cell technology and its biogas, marine, and carbon capture solutions.
Bloom Energy intends to source certificates signifying reduced methane emission intensity and other social and environmental attributes beginning in 2022. As the market matures, Bloom Energy intends to support certification across the full value chain.
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