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Colorado could build rubbish-powered data centre

A golf course and vineyard in Colorado could be converted into a billion dollar data centre with its own trash-burning power plant according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.

The 65 acre business park, which will house between five and ten data facilities, will generate between 40 and 50 meggawatts of power burning household waste which would normally end up in landfill, according to the proposal.

The site is close to a Waste Management transfer station where trash already is brought and recyclables sorted.