NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) is one fascinating research group. Yesterday they posted this:
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.
One of the greatest things in life for us is to see young people getting involved in the sciences in a way that’s not stiff or structured, but engaged and forward looking. We love learning from youth, and young Ethan Weiner certainly has a lot to share. Watch and learn!
We’re technical people and we know the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. But how about the average homeowner? What do they think causes carbon monoxide poisoning and how dangerous is it. Here’s a short and informative video by a person who, on their own, decided to look into whether or not simple combustion in the home could be dangerous- say from burning candles. Take a look.