Bloom Energy Demonstrates Pathway to Decarbonization

Bloom Energy has begun generating hydrogen from the world’s largest solid oxide electrolyzer installation at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. The high-temperature, high-efficiency unit produces 20% to 25% more hydrogen per megawatt than commercially demonstrated lower temperature electrolyzers.

The demonstration showcases the maturity, efficiency and commercial readiness of Bloom’s solid oxide technology for large-scale, clean hydrogen production. The 4-MW Bloom Electrolyzer – delivering the equivalent of more than 2.4 metric tonnes per day of hydrogen output – was built, installed and operational in a span of two months to demonstrate the speed and ease of deployment. 

The electrolyzer’s capabilities are proof of the near-term, widespread feasibility of utilizing hydrogen to reduce CO2 emissions in concrete production, whether by replacing fossil fuels in the cement production process or reducing the amount of clinker needed in cement production.

“This demonstration is a major milestone for reaching net-zero goals,” said KR Sridhar PhD, founder, chairman and CEO of Bloom Energy. “Hydrogen will be essential for storing intermittent and curtailed energy and for decarbonizing industrial energy use. Commercially viable electrolyzers are the key to unlocking the energy storage puzzle, and solid oxide electrolyzers offer inherently superior technology and economic advantages. Bloom Energy, as the global leader in solid oxide technology, is proud to share this exciting demonstration with the world: our product is ready for prime time.”

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