Adobe Systems is launching a new emission-free fuel cell technology for cars, under the name of “Bloom Box” fuel cells, in San Jose, California. What is new about the project is the size of the fuel cell, as large as a parking space, that can provide clean energy for dozens of cars or even for an entire building.
Bloom Energy manufactures the new fuel cells based on solid oxide fuel cell technology, considerably less expensive compared to conventional hydrogen cells. The company managed to solve the disadvantage these cells posed: their high operating temperature.
Adobe Systems has taken steps to a better management of energy consumption by installing 12 Bloom Energy Servers at its West Tower in San Jose.
The new servers will generate 1.2 megawatts of electricity, and despite being big, they are light enough as to be moved from one place to another.