Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Clean energy from Bloom Box fuel cell
Author Message
AicelO Offline
Member
***

Posts: 4
Joined: Oct 2010
Reputation: 0
Post: #1
Clean energy from Bloom Box fuel cell
Electricity could be made by Bloom Box which is a fuel cell using oxygen and natural gas. Bloom Energy's Bloom Box won't actually come out until Sept. 1 although it was featured on "60 Minutes" Sunday. An "energy server" is what Bloom Energy calls the Bloom Box saying it is clean, reliable and affordable power. It's a stand-alone unit that some major corporations are already using it to supplement their energy needs. Bloom Energy assumes that Bloom Box can take over. There can be no need for transmission lines of the energy grid and even power plants. There will be hardly any sales of Bloom Box unless it can get the price dropped quite a bit.

Source of article - Bloom Box fuel cell uses secret formula to produce clean energy



Bloom Box saves eBay, in 9 months, about $ 100,000


10 years were put to use to make Bloom Box. Company Founder, K.R. Stridhar raised $ 400 million for technology. This was shown within the "60 Minutes" feature on Bloom Energy on Sunday. You will find secret formulas on ceramic discs that are in the Bloom Box. Natural gas and oxygen are on both sides. The power comes when the two elements react and make an electro-chemical response. The taller the stack, the more power is generated. Just 64 disks in a Bloom Box is enough energy to keep a Starbucks running. Bloom Boxes cost about $ 800,000. To cut that price in half, twenty Californian companies have used a 20 percent state subsidy as well as a 30 percent federal tax break. John Donahoe, eBay's CEO, told CBS News that five Bloom Boxes running on carbon-neutral bio-gas from landfill waste, installed nine months ago, have saved more than $ 100,000 in electricity costs.



Is the electrical grid something of the past?


Stridhar told Newsweek that the Bloom Box could replace the power plants and transmission lines of the electrical grid like personal computers exchanged mainframes. Google uses Bloom Energy and has servers ganged together to make huge data centers. Energy farms can do this too with Bloom Box. Stridhar admitted that subsidies are the one thing making the Bloom Box fly now. But economies of scale could bring the price down to about a $ 3,000 investment for a household installation. When volume doubles, price could go down. It will likely go down 10 to 15 percent every time.



How the fuel cell market works


There should be more of a demand for Bloom box soon. Fuel cell costs will go down with advances in technology, says altenergymag.com that published a global fuel cell market report by GBI Research. The price will allow fuel cells to become commercialized by 2013. $ 975 million could be where demand for fuel cells will go to by 2010, increasing sixfold. This was shown by a 2008 report done by Freedonia Group. Using fuel cells for electric power generation was expected to grow 41 percent a year in that time frame.



Further reading



CBS News
cbsnews.com/stories/2010/02/18/60minutes/main6221135_page2.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody



Newsweek
newsweek.com/2010/04/22/this-is-brand-new.html



Altenenergymag
altenergymag.com/emagazine.php?art_id=1468
10-12-2010 08:56 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
jbalat Offline
Member
***

Posts: 280
Joined: Feb 2009
Reputation: 1
Post: #2
RE: Clean energy from Bloom Box fuel cell
Looks promising.. Is it possible to actually make one of these things yourself ?
10-13-2010 03:50 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Roland Jacques Offline
Member
***

Posts: 112
Joined: Aug 2008
Reputation: 0
Post: #3
RE: Clean energy from Bloom Box fuel cell
There is a lot to learn from that Bloom company. They where very Hush Hush for the frist few years, as they devloped marketing and protection plans. 100s of millions of Dollars and 3 years before they even showed what they had. It save 20%

Make you wonder if Motor/Generator that use Zero Point Energy have a chance of seeing the light of day? It save 100% and would cost a thousand or two. This company actually has got a patent for theirs (dare not as a ZPE devise, but a patant never the less) maybe in 5-10 years the world will be ready for it. http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:E...Technology

That is if you belive in such things Wink
10-15-2010 03:03 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
kinley Offline
Member
***

Posts: 5
Joined: Oct 2010
Reputation: 0
Post: #4
RE: Clean energy from Bloom Box fuel cell
I am sure that this clean energy from Bloom Energy is really going to create a revolution in the field of alternate clean energy!! The Bloom Box, which is the “brain-child” of Bloom Energy, is a fuel cell using oxygen and natural gas, and is a stand- alone unit which is already proved its power through big brands like Google and EBay and we can be sure that it is just a matter of time that it will be made feasible for households too!! Tongue

Car wraps
11-06-2010 03:14 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)