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Indian-born K.R. Sridhar is the Chief Executive Officer of Bloom Energy. The company is in the news today for introducing the Bloom Box, a small energy "server" that promises to revolutionize energy production. According to CNET:

At the heart of the box is the Bloom fuel cell, shown here. Bloom Energy says the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology provides a cleaner, more reliable, and more affordable alternative to both today's electric grid as well as traditional renewable energy sources. The box provides distributed power generation, allowing customers to efficiently create their own electricity on site, the company said.

The company already has an impressive list of customers including Wal-Mart, Staples, and Coca-Cola. You can get a look at the technology by viewing a recent 60 Minutes segment where Sridhar was interviewed. 

Sridhar comes to Bloom Energy after working for NASA - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration. At NASA, he planned strategies for nanotechnology use and planetary travel. Fortune Magazine recently named him as one of the top 5 futurists in the US.

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