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Renewable energy technologies move toward commercialization, still compete for government $$

By Jim Destefani / September 3, 2013

Renewable energy technologies such as solar and fuel cells are moving toward commercialization but still compete for government R&D funding.

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Video: On Bloom Energy’s new East Coast SOFC plant and massive Delaware deal

By / April 30, 2012

Credit: Katie Fehrenbacher, GigaOm. Bloom Energy is making a big push to establish a foothold along the Eastern Seaboard. Today, Bloom is holding a ground-breaking ceremony a its new “Bloom Box” solid oxide fuel cell manufacturing plant in Newark, Delaware, at a site that was once a Chrysler assembly plant (Bloom’s other manufacturing is in…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / April 27, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Coca-Cola’s American Canyon facility to introduce five natural gas hydrogen fuel cells on Earth Day Coca-Cola celebrates Earth Day with a ceremonial “green ribbon-cutting” to unveil the installation of five natural gas hydrogen fuel-cell servers at its beverage production facility in American Canyon, Calif. The Coca-Cola Company is a…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / March 15, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Looks like Bloom Energy is behind Apple’s massive fuel cell farm (Gigaom) couple sources that fuel cell maker Bloom Energy is the supplier behind Apple’s planned massive 5 MW fuel cell farm to be built at its data center in Maiden, N.C. However, neither Bloom Energy nor Apple would comment…

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Utility-level solid oxide & molten carbonate fuel cell projects given green light in California

By / April 9, 2010

The California Public Utility Commission voted yesterday to approve projects by Pacific Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison to install utility-owned solid oxide and molten-carbonate fuel cells on several University of California and California State University campuses. PG&E’s $20. 3 million project consists of the installation and operation of three fuel cell generating facilities…

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Friedman: ‘Dammit, you’re not dreaming enough!’

By / March 9, 2010

Like shootin’ fish in a barrel. Me, six days ago: Prediction: Tom will state that Bloom Energy changes everything! Today from Friedman: Several months ago, though, Sridhar took me into the parking lot behind Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters and showed me the inside of one of his Bloom Boxes, the size of a small shipping…

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Bloom Box boom leaves lots of questions

By / February 24, 2010

Today was Bloom Energy‘s big media extravaganza and it seems like they were aiming for something on the order of what Apple or Microsoft would try to pull off. The stage was shared by big name politicians (Schwarzenegger and Powell) the online gods (Google and eBay), the movers and shakers in the investor class (Kleiner…

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Links to 60 Minutes Bloom Energy SOFC story

By / February 21, 2010

CBS now has posted links to the original Bloom Energy solid oxide fuel cell story, plus several other “web extras” that expand a little on what was covered in the SOFC broadcast: Full Segment: The Bloom Box Web Extra: The Magic Box Web Extra: Plug-In Power Plant Web Extra: Naming The Bloom Box Web Extra:…

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K.R. Sridhar’s ideas on oxygen production for Mars mission

By / February 21, 2010

In case you missed it, in his 60 Minutes interview on Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cells, company founder K.R. Sridhar recounts how he first got into the field by devising a method for NASA to use solid oxide carbon dioxide electrolysis to produce O2 for future Mars explorers. He says he basically reversed the…

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60 Minutes to air look at ‘Bloom Box’ fuel cells

By / February 20, 2010

Via a note from Kristen Brosnan, I learned that Lesley Stahl and her 60 Minutes crew at CBS are doing a big story tomorrow (Feb. 21) on Bloom Energy and the apparent success of their solid oxide fuel cell system that has been packaged into what the company is marketing as a “Bloom Box.” Click on…

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