The Bloom Box – Is this the Energy of the Future?

The Bloom Box has been around for a few years and has been trialled by some of the greatest names in the IT world to power their offices and factories. So why are we still waiting?


About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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2 Responses to The Bloom Box – Is this the Energy of the Future?

  1. Dave Ward says:

    It’s a fuel cell – maybe a different type of fuel cell, but still one that requires fuel, nonetheless. As such it isn’t a holy grail of limitless “clean” energy because it relies on hydrogen & oxygen to work. Hydrogen doesn’t occur naturally, and has to be made from petroleum products, or from water by electrolysis. Electrolysis needs electricity, and so the circle goes round. CHP or local generation has merit, as any heat generated can be used instead of running a conventional boiler. Factories can use it to produce steam for process heating for instance, but although you could (theoretically) do away with power lines, you still need a gas supply, or deliveries of oil based fuel.

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