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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Energy in a Box

Now this is interesting...



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I suspect that there will need to be a lot more research to be done before we can get really excited, but it seems hopeful to me.

5 comments:

Steve Perry said...

Fascinating, as Spock would say. Still spendy, but a step in the right direction.

Jason said...

The problem with this technology is the fuel. What fuel is used and how is the fuel produced. They didn't mention in the video what the waste product was from the Bloom box. Most fuel cells I know of have water and heat as a waste product which is why they are exciting.

Steve Perry said...

Natural gas and air what what I got from the vid. Did I miss something?

Jason said...

Yes they did say natural gas and air is the fuel and they said other fossil fuels could be used as well. But they didn't mention what the waste product was unless I missed it. I realize natural gas is considered the cleanest fossil fuel (but it's still a fossil fuel with all it's problems) but I want to know what comes out of the exhaust of the fuel cell. I think that is an important point to consider that wasn't mentioned in the video.

Steve Perry said...

Going to be carbon dioxide and water as a waste product. And while natural gas certainly produces C02, it offers less of it than coal and only a little more than oil.

I don't think heat would be considered a waste product, if handled right -- it would be more energy.