Fuel cell and electrolyzer pioneer could benefit from nine key provisions of historic step in America’s transition to clean energy.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2022 –Bloom Energy Corporation (NYSE: BE) today hailed President Joe Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as an historic step in America’s transition to clean energy and for its support of the technologies and financial mechanisms that will make that a reality.
“The IRA is truly a game changer for Bloom Energy,” said KR Sridhar, chairman, CEO and founder. “While some companies may benefit from one or two parts of the IRA, we believe that Bloom can capitalize on nine key provisions. They range from the hydrogen production tax credit (PTC) to tax credits for microgrid and biogas equipment, and support for American factories like ours.”
Bloom Energy recently celebrated the grand opening of a multi-gigawatt manufacturing plant in Fremont, California. The state-of-the-art 164,000 square foot facility represents a $200 million investment and is expected to create more than 400 additional clean energy jobs by year-end, bringing Bloom’s California headcount to nearly 2,000. Bloom also operates a manufacturing plant in Newark, Delaware, that employs nearly 700 people.
“Bloom has the most efficient electrolyzer on the market, and the hydrogen PTC will make our zero-carbon hydrogen cost competitive with conventional gray hydrogen,” said Sharelynn Moore, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Bloom Energy. “This is critical for decarbonizing hard-to-decarbonize industries like fertilizer, steel, cement, and aviation. Second, by bringing more hydrogen to market, it will increase demand for hydrogen-powered Bloom Energy Servers. We look forward to serving more key industrial segments and to making clean, reliable, resilient power the centerpiece of America’s 21st century infrastructure.”
“The Inflation Reduction Act will benefit the people of America and the global environment for decades to come,” said Carl Guardino, executive vice president, global government affairs and policy, Bloom Energy. “American workers, like those now employed in our California and Delaware facilities, can establish high-growth, well-paying careers in clean energy as American companies like Bloom Energy stake out leadership positions in the technologies that will make our cities, towns and rural areas better places to live. Bloom commends the policymakers who made this transformative legislation a reality.”
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