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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fuel cell made from sand = End of Power Plants, Carbon Emissions and Storm Outages

Photo: Testing Fuel cell powered computer servers for eBay.

A new fuel cell made mostly from sand instead of precious me just announced by Bloom Energy may make power stations and carbon emissions a thing of the past. It could remedy both our need for power and to reduce carbon emissions at the same time.

With this technology, a house could generate its own power without being hooked up to a grid -- and without generating gas fumes or carbon emissions. If the technology develops as expected so that you can buy a residential size unit to power a house for $3,000, it would also make power outages after storms a thing of the past (remember how long we were without power after Hurricane IKE?)

Presently it is being tested and it works. It is also cutting power costs in a big way. These are some of the new industries and jobs that will be created by moving to greener, cleaner energy sources.

Stay tuned...


Mark L Gazda said...

This may be the most important inovation I have heard of in my lifetime. My hope is that politics
don't interupt progress. I can see
big oil getting in the way.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like the B S that sprung up a couple of years ago called sun gas. Hold onto your purse chaps.