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Is the Bloom Box an Energy Breakthrough?
The Bloom Box: An Energy Breakthrough? In the world of energy, the Holy Grail is a power source that’s inexpensive and clean, with no emissions. Well over 100 start-ups in Silicon Valley are working on it, and one of them, Bloom Energy, is about to make public its invention: a little power plant-in-a-box they want to put literally in your backyard.
Are Bloom boxes better for the environment than cogeneration?
Moreover, the Bloom unit actually increases CO2 emissions by 98.2 tons per year, despite Bloom Energy鈥檚 claims that Bloom Boxes are better for the environment. Moreover, cogeneration is nothing new; the technology has existed for more than a century, yet these old units cost less and are more efficient than Bloom Energy鈥檚 Bloom Box.
What does Bloom Energy do?
His company, publicly traded Bloom Energy, sells fuel cells鈥攕teel boxes that generate electricity using natural gas.
What is the efficiency of a Bloom Box?
Leveen calculates the Bloom Box efficiency in the range of 45 percent and notes that a modern gas power plant is in the range of 60 percent efficient. Bloom Energy Servers release 773 pounds of CO2 per megawatt-hour while the average U.S. grid emission rate is 1,555.