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Get Innovative: Inspiration from Energy’s Cutting Edge

Jun 24, 2010   //   by Colin Manuel   //   Energy  //  No Comments

Find inspiration to innovate in other industriesWhen you picture your company’s future, what do you see? New and exciting activities, or just more of the same? If you take the time to look outside your industry, you might discover inspiration that could reap rewards for your business. Studying innovation in other fields will help you approach old problems with radically new ideas.

Energy: Innovating Inside and Outside of the Box

1. Process old inputs in new, more efficient ways

Company: The Bloom Box
Technology: Fuel Cell
Problem: Power plants don’t burn fuel sources as efficiently as possible.
Solution: The Bloom Box is a fuel cell that delivers electricity to large-scale structures. Tapping natural gas, biogas and other existing fuel sources, the Bloom Box delivers lower electricity bills and more predictable costs with fewer emissions. eBay’s 500 kW Bloom Box installation mitigated 650,000 tons of carbon dioxide in the first six months of its operation.
Commercialization: Today



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