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Health care organization Kaiser Permanente has partnered with Bloom Energy to put fuel-cell generators at seven facilities in California by the end of the year. In total, the cells will deploy four megawatts of solid oxide fuel-cell generated power. The agreement expands upon Kaiser’s solid commitment to renewable energy and sustainable development. The company already powers its Santa Clara Medical Center with solar power and uses solar panels in another 15 facilities. The addition of fuel cells is expected to reduce the use of fossil fuels for electricity at the new locations by 34 percent.

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  1. kristof January 21, 2011 at 10:32 am

    solid oxide fuel cells run on methane, ethane or propane, or possibly on heavier hydrocarbons with some modifications for pretreatmenet of the fuel. So what is the non-fossile or green about them. The fact that they are supplied by biogas is. But if you just burn the biogas you get the same result. So I’m doing better then bloom at home. I have a stove.

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