Ikea plans to further its renewable commitment with an installation of biogas-powered fuel cell system at its store in New Haven, Connecticut, US.
Following approvals, the fuel cell system will be installed, commissioned and operational by this year, which will take Ikea's fuel cell portfolio to more than 1.5MW.
Ikea New Haven store manager Christof Stein said: “Similar to our rooftop solar array, this fuel cell system will greatly reduce our carbon footprint and the store’s reliance on the power grid, as well as contribute to our vision of creating a better everyday life for the many.”
Ikea contracted Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy, a provider of solid oxide fuel cell technology to generate clean on-site power, for the design, development and installation of this fuel cell system.
This is part of the company’s aim to be energy-independent by 2020.
More than a year ago, Ikea completed installation of such a project at its outlet in Emeryville, San Francisco.
Earlier this year, Ikea announced plans to take up similar projects at four California stores.