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Bloom Energy breaks ground

May 1, 2012 — Bloom Energy held the official groundbreaking for its new manufacturing plant on the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus on Monday morning, April 30.

Leaders from government, business and the community joined UD President Patrick Harker and K.R. Sridhar, principal co-founder and CEO of Bloom Energy, for the event.

Located on the 272-acre STAR Campus, the facility is expected to bring hundreds of 21st century manufacturing jobs to the region.

In welcoming the 250-plus invited guests, Harker thanked Gov. Jack Markell and U.S. Sens. Thomas Carper and Chris Coons, the office of Congressman John Carney and Newark Mayor Vance Funk III, for their help in making Delaware an attractive site for the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based energy producer.

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