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I worked in fuel cell R&D for over 10 years as an engineer and materials scientist. Many fuel cell technologies can be made to work well. Fuel cell technology companies create a lot of hype by building expensive prototypes that can be demonstrated to function well. The challenge for everyone is making fuel cells work well and making them affordable at the same time. The challenge cannot be addressed simply through high volume manufacturing economies of scale. New material science breakthroughs are required. In the case of SOFC's, it is typically the seals in the fuel cells that are the achilles heel. (Catalyst life is also an issue.) If Bloom Energy has created some novel materials to deal with the seals and catalyst life, then they might have something. Does anyone know what Bloom's claim to fame for technology is?
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Mar 13, 2010