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Bloom Energy Converts U.S. Fuel Cell Fleet to ‘Certified’ Low-Leak Natural Gas 

April 21, 2022

Bloom Energy’s U.S. fuel cell installations deployed at 700 sites will over the next two years use certified, “responsibly sourced” natural gas from EQT Corp. The development marks a pioneering effort by a power generator to bolster its commercial and industrial customers’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts.

Bloom Energy, whose primary business stems from its solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) platform for distributed energy, on April 21 announced it purchased certificates for all its U.S. fleet’s natural gas consumption from EQT, a Pittsburgh–based natural gas production company. EQT, whose operations are focused in the Marcellus and Utica Shales in the Appalachian Basin, this January certified the majority of its natural gas production—which it says comprises 4.5% of all natural gas produced in the U.S.

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