Will tomorrow’s electricity be generated off-grid by fuel cells burning bio-gas from landfill waste? Bloom Energy is already powering pilot projects at Google, eBay, Walmart, Staples, Federal Express and 15 other leading corporations, with more signing up every day. Look for a Bloom Box in your backyard within the decade. R.C.J.
Bloom Energy board member Colin Powell, the former U.S. secretary of state, joins California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today to announce an energy revolution that could enable both industry and homes to generate their own electricity off-grid. Called a Bloom Box, the fuel cell-based system strips the electrons off of natural gas to create electricity with twice the efficiency of conventional gas electricity generators, and can also run off of bio-gases from landfill waste.
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