Bloom Energy building Delaware factory

So-called Bloom Boxes will be manufactured at a new factory in Delaware.

So-called Bloom Boxes will be manufactured at a new factory in Delaware.

Silicon Valley fuel cell company Bloom Energy started building a factory in Newark, Delaware.

Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy plans to hire “hundreds” of people to work in the factory on a 272-acre site owned by the University of Delaware. The site used to be a Chrysler assembly plant.

It is now part of the University of Delaware’s Science Technology and Advanced Research Campus.

Led by CEO K.R. Sridhar, the company makes energy servers called “Bloom Boxes” that generate power.

Sridhar said the Delaware factory will double the company’s production capacity when it’s finished in the middle of next year.

Bloom Boxes are slated to power a new Apple data center in North Carolina. Earth2Tech reported Monday those fuel cells will be powered by landfill-generated biogas.

Bloom Energy was started in 2001.

From the San Francisco Business Journal.

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