Bloom Energy has opened a new factory in Fremont, California, giving the fuel cell manufacturer a multi-gigawatt production boost along with expanded research and development capabilities.
The 164,000 square-foot Silicon Valley facility represents an investment of $200 million. Bloom's growth is expected to create 400 new jobs and bring the company's California headcount to nearly 2,000.
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Bloom's modular solid oxide fuel cells turn a variety of fuels, like green hydrogen, into electricity for on-site consumption.
California Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senator Nancy Skinner, State Senator Bob Wieckowski, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei, and Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert were on hand Wednesday to tour the new Bloom Energy Fremont Manufacturing Plant and see the production of solid oxide fuel cells first-hand.