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  • 1. Bloomenergy Dr. Vivek Kumar SVPCET, Nagpur
  • 2. BACKGROUND INFO  Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, BloomHeadquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Bloom Energy is a company that was founded in 2001 byEnergy is a company that was founded in 2001 by K.R. SridharK.R. Sridhar  Bloom Energy has created an innovativeBloom Energy has created an innovative technology that can change the way the worldtechnology that can change the way the world generates and consumes electricitygenerates and consumes electricity  The “Bloom Box” is a unique on site powerThe “Bloom Box” is a unique on site power generation system that uses new fuel cellgeneration system that uses new fuel cell technology with roots in NASA’s Mars programtechnology with roots in NASA’s Mars program
  • 3. WHAT IS THE BLOOM BOX?  a collection of fuel cells, skinny batteries thata collection of fuel cells, skinny batteries that use oxygen and fuel to create electricity with nouse oxygen and fuel to create electricity with no emissionsemissions  made of sand that is baked into diskette-sizedmade of sand that is baked into diskette-sized ceramic squares and painted with green andceramic squares and painted with green and black inkblack ink  The fuel cells are stacked into brick-sizedThe fuel cells are stacked into brick-sized towers sandwiched with metal alloy platestowers sandwiched with metal alloy plates  The Bloom Box consists of these fuel cell stacksThe Bloom Box consists of these fuel cell stacks that are housed in a refrigerator-sized unitthat are housed in a refrigerator-sized unit
  • 4. HOW DOES IT WORK?  Oxygen is drawn into one side of the unit, and fuelOxygen is drawn into one side of the unit, and fuel (fossil-fuel, bio-fuel, or even solar power can be(fossil-fuel, bio-fuel, or even solar power can be used) is fed into the other sideused) is fed into the other side  The two combine within the cell and produce aThe two combine within the cell and produce a chemical reaction that creates energy with nochemical reaction that creates energy with no burning, no combustion, and no power linesburning, no combustion, and no power lines  about 64 stacks of fuel cells can power a smallabout 64 stacks of fuel cells can power a small business like a Starbucks franchisebusiness like a Starbucks franchise  The device was originally invented to produce oxygenThe device was originally invented to produce oxygen on Mars but when NASA scrapped the Mars mission,on Mars but when NASA scrapped the Mars mission, Sridhar reversed his Mars machine, pumping oxygenSridhar reversed his Mars machine, pumping oxygen in, instead of making oxygenin, instead of making oxygen
  • 5. Inside the Box
  • 6. BENEFITS  Lower your energy costs and eliminate volatilityLower your energy costs and eliminate volatility  Save the environment and save moneySave the environment and save money  Improve your energy security and reliabilityImprove your energy security and reliability  Start small and "pay as you grow"Start small and "pay as you grow"  Get access to power quicklyGet access to power quickly
  • 7.  Higher Efficiency  Virtually no Smog Forming Particulates  Low CO2  Emissions  Land Savings
  • 8. Leisure Global Warming
  • 9. COST  Cost is always a concern with fuel cells, as isCost is always a concern with fuel cells, as is round-the-clock, 24-7 functionalityround-the-clock, 24-7 functionality  Bloom Energy still has to figure out how to mass-Bloom Energy still has to figure out how to mass- produce the unit and get its costs down lowproduce the unit and get its costs down low enough to outfit every home with a Bloom Boxenough to outfit every home with a Bloom Box  Sridhar says he eventually wants to get costsSridhar says he eventually wants to get costs down to $2,000 per boxdown to $2,000 per box
  • 10. Careers Our employees come from a broad range of backgrounds, but we have a singular goal in common: to make clean, reliable energy affordable to everyone in the world. In order to achieve our goal, we seek the highest caliber people to join our fast paced organization. Our team is data and mission driven and thrives in challenging environments. Please apply to Bloom Energy if you would like to work towards achieving our goal and are looking for an exciting and unique career opportunity.
  • 11. NOTABLE CUSTOMERS
  • 12. CONCLUSION  Sridhar has ambitious goals for his Bloom Box,Sridhar has ambitious goals for his Bloom Box, planning not only to place it in every Americanplanning not only to place it in every American home in 10 years, but also in homes in Africa,home in 10 years, but also in homes in Africa, India, and ChinaIndia, and China  His next goal is to start with “America’s FirstHis next goal is to start with “America’s First Family”; he “want(s) a Bloom Box next to theFamily”; he “want(s) a Bloom Box next to the [White House] organic vegetable garden,” and[White House] organic vegetable garden,” and says “It’s about seeing the world as what it cansays “It’s about seeing the world as what it can be.”be.”
  • 13. REFERENCESREFERENCES  http://www.bloomenergy.comhttp://www.bloomenergy.com (8 April 2010)(8 April 2010)  Huq, Husna. “Bloom Box: What it is and how does itHuq, Husna. “Bloom Box: What it is and how does it work?”work?” http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2010/0222http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2010/0222 /Bloom-box-what-it-is-and-how-does-it-work/Bloom-box-what-it-is-and-how-does-it-work (22(22 February 2010)February 2010)  Ricker, Thomas. “The Bloom Box: a power plant forRicker, Thomas. “The Bloom Box: a power plant for the home (video)”the home (video)” http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/22/the-bloom-http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/22/the-bloom- box-a-power-plant-for-the-home-video/box-a-power-plant-for-the-home-video/ (22(22 February 2010)February 2010)
  • 14. Thank You