Apple’s Historic Investments in Denmark to Also Fund Biogas R&D

Apple’s plan to build data centres in Denmark and Ireland has been public since last year. While the investment in Ireland continues to face various roadblocks, things seem to be smoother in Denmark: Apple has just followed up on its promise by inking a new partnership, reports local newspaper CPH Post (via 9to5Mac).

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Apple will invest approximatively 6.3 billion Danish kroner (roughly CAD$1.24 billion) to build its data centre in Denmark. Apparently, this is the biggest foreign investment in the country’s history, at least according to the newspaper.

“This is a clearly a benefit of Apple’s billion-kroner investment in the data centre in Foulum,” said the foreign minster, Kristin Jensen.

On top of that, Apple has signed an “ambitious” agreement with the University of Aarhus relating to new biogas research and development. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Under the terms of the agreement, Apple will provide financial support to the university’s research into biogas and how usable energy can be extracted from agriculture, whether it is fertiliser or straw supplied by local farmers.

Apple’s new data centre is expected to be operational next year.