“Bloom Box is reportedly able to power the average high-consumption American home.” – K.R. Sridhar, the founder of Bloom Energy, claimed on “60 Minutes” last night.
The Bloom Box is an oxygen generator from a NASA Mars program that has been converted with more than $400 million in private funding into a fuel cell.
The box consists of two cells which actually are two inexpensive ceramic disks painted with a secret green “ink” on one side and a black “ink” on the other.
These two disks are separated by a cheap metal alloy and stacked into a cube of different capabilities – a stack of 64 can power a small business.
The cells cost $700,000 to $800,000 and are currently used by important customers as FedEx and Walmart.