Executive Summary

Bloom Energy’s mission is to make clean, reliable energy affordable for everyone in the world. The company’s Energy Server is an advanced distributed energy generation platform that provides cost effective, clean, reliable power. Using solid oxide fuel cell technology, our Energy Servers convert natural gas, biogas, hydrogen or blends thereof into electricity at high efficiency and without combustion, significantly reducing environmental impacts in both terrestrial and marine environments. The company also manufactures solid oxide electrolyzers that can generate carbon-free hydrogen from renewable or nuclear electricity. At Bloom, we work to contribute to the creation of sustainable communities by reducing carbon emissions, criteria air pollutants, and water usage with every megawatt hour we produce.

As of 2022, we have over 900 customer installations globally totalling over 950 MW of fuel cells in North America, India, Japan, and Korea. Our customers often operate critical infrastructure with significant energy resilience requirements. Bloom provides solutions that allow our customers to confidently take charge of their energy future.

Our Energy Servers that run on hydrogen or biogas produce carbon neutral or zero carbon power, while those fueled by natural gas produce carbon emissions. However, our Energy Servers are among the world’s most efficient power generation devices and displace electricity produced by less efficient centralized power plants. This means we can deliver a powerful combination of near-term emission and water reductions with increased resiliency. Our Energy Servers reduce environmental and human health impacts in the same manner as wind and solar generation — by displacing dirtier power plants. Although, unlike wind and solar, our Energy Servers can operate and produce electricity around the clock and require a fraction of the land used.

Bloom produces annual verified greenhouse gas inventories as a part of our sustainability reporting, but also takes the extra step to quantify avoided emissions from our projects. Our GHG inventories and avoided emissions methodologies are third-party verified by Ramboll, a leading independent engineering firm. Since 2011, when Bloom began commercial deployments, and through the end of 2022, our systems have achieved:

  • 3.66 million metric tonnes of CO 2 e reduction, equivalent to over 4.3 million acres of forest preservation or taking over 814,825 cars off the road for a year.1
  • Associated criteria pollutant reductions, including 6.8 million pounds of sulfur oxides (SOx), and 16.2 million pounds of nitrogen oxides (NOx), equivalent to preventing approximately 1,566 lost workdays and more than 9,260 days of restricted activity due to illness.2

In this paper, we review Bloom’s environmental profile in detail to illustrate how our technology reduces emissions and delivers local air quality benefits. We’ll review our historical performance and how Bloom is positioned to continue leading the way toward a net-zero future.