Pasqal's new standards in Sustainable Quantum Computing at COP28

Pasqal sets New Standards in Sustainable Quantum Computing at COP28

PASQAL, in collaboration with top quantum sector players, unveils a groundbreaking white paper at COP28, redefining energy efficiency standards in quantum computing.


Paris, December 20, 2023. PASQAL, a leader in neutral atom quantum computing, alongside a consortium of quantum sector leaders including Blaise Pascal Advisors, GENCI/HQI, QEI, EDF, and Forschungszentrum Jülich, have unveiled a significant white paper at COP28. The document, titled ‘Towards Regenerative Quantum Computing with Proven Positive Sustainability Impact,’ presents an in-depth analysis of Quantum Processing Units (QPU) life cycles, providing a new benchmark for energy efficiency in quantum computing.


Redefining Quantum Computing’s Role in Energy Efficiency


This white paper reshapes the perception of quantum computing’s role in global energy efficiency. By moving beyond traditional performance indicators, it introduces a novel framework for assessing sustainable quantum advantage. This framework focuses on the entire life cycle and practical use cases of quantum computing, emphasizing its potential in global energy transition initiatives.


Building on the ‘Blaise Pascal [Re]generative Quantum Challenge’


The ‘Blaise Pascal [Re]generative Quantum Challenge’ hackathon in 2023 laid the groundwork for this paper. The event drew over 700 participants from the quantum physics community and highlighted quantum computing’s potential in sustainable energy solutions. Notably, it was awarded for a project aimed at enhancing renewable energy forecasting through innovative quantum computing techniques.


A Vision for Quantum’s Role in Global Challenges


“We are not just advancing technology for its own sake, our goal is to anchor quantum computing in solving the world’s most pressing challenges,” said Georges-Olivier Reymond, CEO and co-founder of PASQAL. “This white paper marks a crucial step in that direction, advocating a comprehensive, environmentally conscious approach to quantum computing. It’s about looking at the bigger picture – from creation to decommissioning – and understanding the full environmental impact.”


PASQAL’s Neutral Atoms Technology in Decarbonization Efforts


The White Paper specifically positions PASQAL’s neutral atoms technology as potentially better suited for decarbonization efforts compared to other quantum technologies. This distinction emphasizes PASQAL’s unique approach to sustainable quantum computing, aligning with global environmental goals.


PASQAL’s Ongoing Commitment to Sustainable Quantum Solutions


Following the insights from the white paper, PASQAL is preparing to release further comprehensive studies. These upcoming publications will delve into detailed comparisons between quantum and classical computing, focusing on specific use cases. This effort demonstrates PASQAL’s ongoing commitment to pioneering sustainable solutions in the quantum computing field.





PASQAL builds quantum computers from ordered neutral atoms in 2D and 3D arrays to bring a practical quantum advantage to its customers and address real-world problems. PASQAL was founded in 2019, out of the Institut d’Optique, by Georges-Olivier Reymond, Christophe Jurczak, Professor Dr. Alain Aspect, Nobel Prize Laureate Physics, 2022, Dr. Antoine Browaeys, and Dr. Thierry Lahaye. PASQAL has secured more than €140million in financing to date. For more information about PASQAL, visit our website or follow us on our social media channels.


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