An engineer friend who has known about the Bloom Box fuel cells for a long time reminds us that the units run on natural gas or propane and are less than 50% efficient (they run very hot), use oxygen from the air and release CO2 among other things.
He says that despite the hype, Bloom Boxes are far from the goals of freedom from fossil fuels and far from being a replacement for a central utility system. “We both know there are truly revolutionary technologies out there that would make all these obsolete. Unfortunately they will never see the light of day until the genuine inventors, the open minded scientists and the honest truth seeking public — media and business — unite under a powerful organization.”
Would you like a template for such an organization to get things done? He reminds us to read the proposal, at www.zpenergy.com, for an Xtreme Science Foundation XSF).