Monday, July 26, 2010

Bloom Energy

I saw this in a magazine. It's a new technology for tiny power plants turning oxygen into electricity and water. Do we really have enough oxygen? I suppose it depends if the demand would grow exponentially or not.


elpezzz said...

ha. what lies.

think about it. oxygen doesn't turn into water. oxygen + hydrogen turns into water. and where does their hydrogen come from? natural gas, CH4. and where does that carbon go? CO2 into the atmosphere. from their spec sheet they output 773 lbs CO2/MW-hr on natural gas. Sure, much less than a coal-fired plant, but what the heck.

mirthbottle said...

hahaha, oh well, i thought it would be too good to be true or else i would have heard about it already. that's sad that stuff like this gets published. it was in an entrepreneur magazine at cruftlabs.