Life Technologies will switch over to a fuel cell system that enables self-generate of electricity for its facilities in US.

The fuel cell system developed by Bloom Energy will be installed at the company headquaters, as a begining of the initiative, and will produce 1MW of energy.

The system at the headquarters in Sunnyvale, California will start operations beginning August 2012.

Commenting on the decision of the company Life Technologies chief sustainability officer Cristina Amorim said that the move to start using alternative streams of energy will reduce the company’s carbon footprint while continuing its sustainability initiatives.

"We will continue to lead our industry by indentifying green initiatives that are advantageous for both the environment and our business," added Amorim.

The system will be spread over 1500ft and is expected to improve energy reliability at the installed locations while reducing emissions by 30%.

Life Technologies joins other US corporate like The Coca-Cola Company, eBay, FedEx, Google, Apple and Walmart as users of the fuel cell system.