NREL Issues Request for Information on Hydrogen Compressor Manufacturing Capabilities

NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) is one fascinating research group.  Yesterday they posted this:

powered by hydrogen

December 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking feedback from manufacturers on hydrogen compressor manufacturing capabilities that meet specifications that may satisfy the needs of future hydrogen stations. The feedback received will be used to assess the most efficient and cost-effective equipment configurations available as well as identify the current hydrogen equipment manufacturing capabilities.

Systems of interest include variable flow compressors that can match the flow of a variable hydrogen production source, and high throughput compressors that can service future high-demand hydrogen stations. These systems should be hydrogen compatible and maintain high product purity.

For more information, see the RFI announcement RGJ-8-82090. RFI responses must be received no later than 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on February 1, 2018. This RFI is not a sources sought or request for proposals; the goal is to identify potential collaborations for future testing and evaluation of hydrogen compressors.

Learn more about NREL’s hydrogen and fuel cells research.