Bloom Energy, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, recently unveiled its Bloom Box, a self-generating, zero emissions source of electricity.
The brainchild of a former NASA rocket scientist, the Bloom Box is a new type of fuel cell that is comparable to a battery. Oxygen is pumped into one side and fuel in another. When both are combined, electricity is produced, eliminating the need for combustion.
Twenty large and well-known companies, including FedEx and eBay, are currently trying Bloom. “When you average it over seven days a week, 24 hours a day, the Bloom box puts out five times as much power that we can actually use,” stated eBay CEO John Donahoe during an interview with CBS.
For more on Bloom Energy, check out the Bloom Energy website.
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