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100 to 1000 liters/hour membrane electrolyzers.


“Build A Solar Hydrogen Fuel Cell System” by Phillip Hurley.  Downloadable ebook.  294 pgs.  $16.95.

Covers power from solar cells, a practical PVC electrolyzer and a PEM fuel cell to use the hydrogen.

See other Hurley ebooks.


El Paso Solar Energy Association

P.O. Box 26384

El Paso, TX  79926

Send $15 for their 3 gallon/day solar still plans.  Distilled water for your electrolyzer that you can also drink.


Eagle-Research, Inc.

1306 Main Street

Oroville, WA  98844


Publishes Brown’s Gas Book 1 and 2 ($14 & $24).  Build an electrolyzer and discover for yourself the weird nature of

monatomic hydrogen.  Note well- Brown’s gas is an explosive mix of H2 and O2, for direct immediate use in engines

and welding torches.



975 NW 95th St.

Miami, FL  33150


The Hydrocap is a small catalytic recombiner that replaces normal 12 volt car battery caps.

They may have some use in removing O2 from your H2 supply.  About $9.00 each.


H-Ion Solar

6095 Monterey Ave.

Richmond, CA  94805


This is Walter Pyle.  Author of Solar Hydrogen Chronicles ($30); Double-Bubbler scrubs residual caustic from electrolyzer

output ($455, plans $25); purification filter with coalescing filters, flashback arresters & catalytic H2/O2 recombiner

($2323, plans $25 + $3 shipping).


HySolGenics, Inc.

7011 Realm Dr., Suite A-4

San Jose, CA  95119


M2 series Solar Hydrogen Generators.  0.4-3.3 cubic meters H2/hour at 60-10,000psi.


Hydrogen Wind Inc.

31086 Timberlost Rd.

Lineville, Iowa  50147


This is L. Spicer.  Economical electrolyzers for $250 per unit.  Send $1.00 for their brochure.

Publishes the Hydrogen Files, 50 pages of miscellaneous notes on electrolyzer design ($30).


Hydrogenics Corp. (former Stuart Energy Systems)

220 Admiral Boulevard

Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2N6


HySTAT electrolyzers and fuel cells.


ITM Power

Sheffield, S. Yorkshire


Home electrolyzers, public refueling stations, hydrogen brazing and high power density fuel cells.


NEL Hydrogen (former Norsk Hydro, Statoil, Hydrogen Technologies) 

Electrolyzers and H2 fuel stations from Norway.  10-500 cubic meter/hr.


“Practical Hydrogen Systems: An Experimenter’s Guide”- Phillip Hurley.  E-book only available by downloading.

364 pages. $16.95.  Build a small completely automated electrolyzer system.  All stainless steel here.

Excellent coverage of technical and safety information.


Proton Energy Systems

10 Technology Dr.

Wallingford, CT  06492


Hogen PEM electrolyzers, 10 to 40 SCFH, 200psi working pressure.


Pure Energy Centre

Unst, Shetland UK


Electrolyzers, compressors, H2 stations, conversions, cookers


Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc.

10707 Gilroy Rd.

Hunt Valley, MD  21031


Titan hydrogen generators, 100 SCFH and up.


Thermodyne Systems

4083 West Ave. “L”, #107

Quartz Hill, CA  93536

Used to sell smaller electrolyzers, but now lists 700 l/min for $325,000.  Also hydrogen detectors, 12V water

heater elements and wind turbines for good measure.


THE (Tianjin Mainland Hydrogen Equipment Co.)

Tianjin, PRC

2-600 cubic meter/hr. electrolyzers.


Treadwell Corp.

341 Railroad St.

Thomaston, CT  06787


PEM electrolyzers 20-170 SLPM @ 1000psi.





Advent Technologies

222 Pitkin St., Ste. 101

East Hartford, CT  06108


High temperature membrane electrode assemblies (MEA)


APFCT (Asia Pacific Fuel Cell Technologies)



100 to 5000W PEM fuel cells and parts, 1200W fuel cell scooter, hydride storage.


Ballard Power Systems

9000 Glenlyon Pkwy.

Burnaby, BC  V5J 5J8


1.5-150kW fuel cells for buses, telecoms backup and distributed electricity generation.


Build Your Own Fuel Cell- by Phillip Hurley.  E-book available only by downloading.  267 pages. $12.95. 

Covers two 1 watt cells made from carbon blocks.  Good list of resources.


Clean Edge Power

Hillsboro, OR

5kW and 400kW fuel cells.  Recently purchased UTC fuel cell business.


FuelCell Energy

3 Great Pasture Rd.

Danbury, CT  06813


300kW to 2.8MW fuel cells.


The Fuel Cell Store

P.O. Box 4038

Boulder, CO  80306


Full range of education fuel cell products.





Nexa 1200 Watt fuel cell system, 4084 Euros


Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies

300 N. La Salle St., Ste. 4925

Chicago, IL  60654


12 to 5000 Watt complete fuel cell stacks, just add hydrogen.


Ion Power, Inc. (Nafion Stores America)

720 Governor Lea Rd.

New Castle, DE  19720


Dupont Nafion membranes and membrane electrode assemblies (MEA).


Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells

1397 King Rd.

West Chester, PA  19380


Catalysts and MEA’s.


MTI Micro Fuel Cells

431 New Karner Rd.

Albany, NY  12205


Hand-size methanol fuel cell for recharging personal electronics.


Plug Power

968 Albany Shaker Rd.

Latham, NY  12110


Fuel cells for forklifts.


Sigma-Aldrich Chemical Co. Inc.


PEM membranes.  Be prepared to spend $300 for a square foot of Nafion.




Evergreen Solar

641 S. Street NW

Washington, DC 20001


Unbiased guidance on everything you need to get started - National Council for Solar Growth.








HLS-440 hydrogen leak sensor and HPS-100 0-100% hydrogen process sensor.


Azur Energy

2079 Wright Ave., Ste B2

La Verne, CA  91750


10-120 liter/minute reformers.


Circor International / Hoke Inc.

Gyrolock fittings


Circle Seals Control, Inc.

Stainless steel fittings and excess flow, relief, check and ball valves.


Figaro USA, Inc.

Suite 203

121 S. Wilke Rd., Suite 300

Arlington Heights, IL  60005


Sensors for H2 in air and O2 in H2.


GE Panametrics

221 Crescent St.

Waltham, MA  02453


XMO2 oxygen analyzer, measures 0.1 to 100% O2 in H2.  $2950


H2 Scan

27215 Turnberry Lane, Unit A

Valencia, CA  91355


Hydrogen leak detectors.


Harbor Freight Tools

3491 Mission Oaks Blvd.

Camarillo, Ca  93011

Huge selection of affordable imported tools.



Amhem, Netherlands

Natural gas reformers.


Hydrogen Components, Inc.

27 Hi Meadow Dr.

Bailey, CO  80421


Metal hydride H2 storage sets and hydrogen genset.


Jameco Electronics

1355 Shoreway Rd.

Belmont, CA  94002

All the standard electronic parts and tools you need.

MQ-8 hydrogen sensor connects to Arduino microcomputer, $7.95


Kal-Equip (Actron Manufacturing Co.)

15825 Industrial Parkway

Cleveland, OH  44135


Automotive test equipment including sensor simulators & testers.



Los Angeles, CA


Metal hydride hydrogen storage containers.


Macurco Inc.

3946 S. Mariposa St.

Englewood, CO  80110


12 volt and 120 volt fixed hydrogen detectors.


McMaster-Carr Supply Co.

P.O. Box 54960

Los Angeles, CA  90054


Massive on-line catalog of every imaginable industrial material or tool.  They accept small orders. 


Northern Arizona Wind & Sun

4091 E. Huntington Dr.

Flagstaff, AZ  86004

Full range of renewable energy products, active forum and technical information.


Northern Tool & Equipment Co.

P.O. Box 1499

Burnsville, MN  55337


Good-sized catalog has tri-fuel engines, tools, shop & automotive supplies, trailer & go-kart parts.


Parker Hannafin Corp.


Online catalog of quality tube and hose fittings, coalescing filters.  Local distributors.


Snap-Tite Quick Disconnect and Valve Division (Parker)

201 Titusville Rd.

Union City, PA  16438


Natural gas nozzles and valves.


Swagelok Co.

29500 Solon Rd.

Solon, OH  44139


Quality stainless steel high pressure fittings and tools for fuel lines.  Local distributors.


Surplus Center

1015 W. “O” Street

P.O. Box 82209

Lincoln, NE  68501

Catalog has wondrous assortment of reasonably priced hydraulic, electrical and pneumatic odds and ends;

small diesel engines.


Tescom Corp.

Industrial Controls Div.

12616 Industrial Blvd.

Elk River, MN  55330


High pressure reducing regulators, filters and metering, shut-off and flow limit valves.


United States Plastic Corp.

1390 Neubrecth Rd.

Lima, OH  45801


Catalog has every description of plastic supplies. 





AFC (Advanced Fuel Components), Inc.

300 Wooley Drive

Marshall, MI  49068


High/low pressure manual/solenoid shut-off valves, line filters.


Beam Garretson- see Impco


Carburetion & Turbo Systems Inc.

1879 Eagle Creek Blvd.

Shakopee, MN  55379


CNG & LPG small engine conversion kits and supplies, turbochargers and test equipment.


Century Fuel Products

5715 S. Sheldon Rd.

Canton, MI 48188


Natural gas and propane conversion parts for all small engines.


Dynetek Industries Ltd.

4410 46 Ave. SE

Calgary, AB T2B 3N7


Lightweight compressed CNG & H2 cylinders.


Eco Fuel Systems Inc.

#2-20043 92 Ave.

Langley, BC V1M 3A5


Programmable fuel injector computer for alt fuel vehicles.


Electro Automotive

Long-time electric vehicle (EV) parts supplier.


Fuelmaker Corp.

Bought by Honda and sold to Fuel Systems Solutions.

Small compressors for refueling CNG vehicles from home gas mains.


FTI International

423 Four Valley Drive
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5Z3

Hydrogen dispensers.


Greenline Fuel Corp.

43250 Business Park Dr., #101

Temecula, CA  92590


CNG compressors and fuel stations.


IMPCO Technologies

3030 S. Susan St.

Santa Ana, Ca  92704


Large online gaseous fuel conversion components catalog.  Training at Cerritos College.  OEM only.


Hendrix Industrial Gastrux

1301 Old Rand Road

Wauconda, IL  60084


LPG and CNG conversion parts.


Kraus Global

25 Paquin Rd.

Winnipeg, Manitoba  R2J 3V9



5000 PSI and 10,000 PSI hydrogen dispensers.


KTA Services

Long-time EV parts supplier


Landi Renzo

LPG and CNG components from Italy.


Lincoln Composites

4300 Industrial Ave.

Lincoln. NE  68504


Tuffshell high pressure composite fuel tanks.



Reasonably priced experimental fuel injector controller kits.  Lots of educational and support material.

Also wideband O2 sensors.



#13-4855 57th St.

Delta, British Columbia  V4K 3E7


CNG regulators, various electronic controls.


MSD Ignition

1355 Pullman Drive

El Paso, TX  79936 

Electronic ignitions for small engines.


OPW (Ohio Pattern Works) Fueling Components

P.O. Box 405003

Cincinnati, OH  45240

Full line of hydrogen refueling hardware.


Parallax, Inc.

599 Menlo Drive, Suite 100

Rocklin, CA  95765


Inexpensive postage-stamp sized Basic Stamp microcomputer.  Fascinating experiment manuals for digital logic,

earth measurement sensors, industrial control, renewable energy and robots.  Program with your own PC.


PDC Machines, Inc.

1875 Stout Drive

Warminster, PA 18974


H2 diaphragm compressors.



Danbury, CT

Local distributors

Compressed and liquid hydrogen.


PST (Pressed Steel Tank)

2225 East Woodstock Pl.

Milwaukee, WI  53202


Steel CNG tanks for vehicles.


Rix Industries

4900 Industrial Way

Benecia, CA  94510


H2 compressors to 60HP.


Worthington Industrie (former SCI-Structural Composite Industries)

Composite fuel tanks.


Synflex (purchased by Eaton Hydraulics)

14615 Lone Oak Rd.

Eden Prairie, MN  55344


Synflex electrically conductive transfer hose for CNG refueling.  Prevents sparks by dissipating static charge.


Tulsa Gas Technologies

4809 S. 101 East Ave.

Tulsa, OK  74146


CNG dispensers and components.


US Carburetion, Inc.

HC 79 Box 130, Bldg. B-1

Canvas, WV  2662


DIY small engine propane, NG conversion kits. 



Hydrogen direct injectors.  Show them your money and they say they’ll start production.





Mike Brown

P.O. Box 4884

Springfield, MO  65808

417-8908636 and

1-3 HP steam engines, plans books, videos.


Skip Goebel

Sensible Steam

125 von Goebels Lane

Branson, MO  65616


Steam gensets, boilers.


Rappahannock Boat Works

4403 Dyes Lane

Bealeton, VA  22712


Now carries venerable line of Tiny Power steam engines.


Robert Green Steam Engines

2337B Avenida Sevilla

Laguna Woods, CA  92637


Very interesting assortment of steam engines.  Some plans and parts available.





Grizzly Industrial

Outlets in WA, PA and MO.


Several Stirling engine kits. 


P.M. Research

4110 Nikes Hill Rd.

Wellsville, NY  14895


Sun Runner solar Stirling engine ($250), model steam engines, books.







Alcohol Can Be a Gas- David Blume (2007) 596 pages.

Complete coverage from growing your stock, building equipment and converting your car to ethanol.


GASIFIERS (Wood gas, producer gas, syngas: H2+CO)


All Power Labs

1010 Murray St.

Berkeley, CA  94710


Gasifier Experimenters Kit(GEK).  Convert your junk mail into fuel or biochar.  Plans, parts, forum and seminars.


L.E.A.F. Gasifier

Smithville, TN

888- 222-0557

This portable gasifier will run a 15HP engine.  $4,500.




Making Algae Biodiesel at Home- David Seig (2008).

A $100 ebook that will get you started if you don’t have time to search the Internet.

Home algae production forum, mentions strains for hydrogen.




Biodiesel: Basics and Beyond, A Comprehensive Guide to Production and Use for the Home and Farm-

William Kemp (2006) 588 pages.


From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank- Joshua Tickell (2003) 162 pages.  Read either one of these books. 




Methane Digesters for Fuel Gas and Fertilizer- John Fry (1973).

Hundreds of sustainable technology articles on this website. 




Applied Magnets

Magnets, coil wire, blades, books, charge controllers and kits for wind turbines.


Wind Power: Renewable Energy for Home, Farm and Business- Paul Gipe (2004), 504 pages.

The one book you’ll need if you’re serious about wind power.


How To Build A Wind Turbine- Hugh Piggot (2005), 64 pages.  Almost complete guide to building 4’ to 12’ wind turbines.


Windworks 30 Foot Octahedron Tower.  Old plans for Buckminster Fuller tower built out of EMT.

Available for $15 from Don Gardner.  Contact  Lost dimension is 9 inches.





Your Old Time Bookstore (former Lindsay Publications)

Catalog is mostly reprints of old technical books, but plenty of titles on alternate energy, home machining and

weird DIY stuff.






Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis- James Halderman (2002) 508 pages.

Very nice detailed explanation of how car computer systems work and how to diagnose problems. 


Auto Engine Performance & Driveability- Chris Johanson (1998) 576 pages.  Another excellent text on car

computer systems. 


The Doctor’s Step-By-Step Guide To Optimizing Your Ignition- Dr. Christopher Jacobs (1996) 154 pages.

Theory and how-to on building strong ignitions required for alt fuels.


Fuel From Water: Energy Independence With Hydrogen- Michael Peavey (1998) 251 pages.  Basics of hydrogen fuel.


The Philosopher Mechanic: Notes for Converting Your Car To A Renewable Energy Vehicle-

Roy McAlister (1996) 220 pages.


Propane Fuel Conversions- Jay Storer (1986).  Superb book, but hard to find these days.


Rocket Mass Heaters: Superefficient Woodstoves You Can Build- Ianto Evans (2007). Rocket stoves.


The Solar Hydrogen Civilization- Roy McAlister (2005) 238 pages.  Explains in clear English how the solar

hydrogen economy is going to work. 


Solar Hot Water Systems: Lessons Learned- Tom Lane (2004) 198 pages. 

Detailed explanation of various solar hot water designs.





                Home Power: The Hands-On Journal of Home-Made Power

                P.O. Box 520

                Ashland, OR  97520



A must-read magazine.  Series on hydrogen available as the Hydrogen Chronicles (see H-Ion Solar).

On-line subscription available.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy index.  State of the art research on hydrogen.

Find on-line at your local university unless you want to spend $30 per article. 






American Hydrogen Association

P.O. Box 4205

Mesa AZ  85211

(480) 234-5070

This is Roy McAlister, author of Philosopher Mechanic and the Solar Hydrogen Civilization. 

Hydrogen classes and AHA Hydrogen Today newsletter.  $39/year. 

Meetings on the second Thursday of the month in Tempe.  


American Hydrogen Association, Silicon Valley chapter

Palo Alto, CA

Meetings on the third Saturday of the month.


Clean Air Now

6960 Magnolia Ave. #200

Riverside, CA  92506


Founded by Dr. Robert Zweig in 1969 when he saw children’s lungs damaged by California air pollution. 

He sponsored hydrogen powered vehicles in the ‘70s.  Although Dr. Zweig died in 2002, Clean Air Now is still

building hydrogen vehicles in collaboration with UC Riverside CERT.


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

1 Batterymarch Park

P.O. Box 9101

Quincy, MA  02269


Publishes NFPA2- Hydrogen Technology Code, NFPA52- Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Code, NFPA54- Natural Gas

Fuel Code and NFPA55- Compressed Gases Code.  


Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVI)

6771 West Charleston Blvd. Suite C

Las Vega, NV  89146


Short courses in natural gas safety & emergencies, fueling operations & maintenance, cylinder inspection,

fuel contamination and NG codes & standards.




Never mind the compact fluorescents.  Check out these high output LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes).  Think milliwatts.

They last for 10 years and use a $1 worth of electricity a year.


P3 International

Kill-A-Watt electrical energy monitor.  




Tracking concentrator using mirrors.


Mother Earth News

Four project articles, uses 100 mirrors- #52(Jul/Aug ’78), #55(Jan/Feb ’79), #56(Mar/Apr ’79) and #57(May/Jun ’79).





HySafe-International Association for Hydrogen Safety 


Read every word you can about safety.  A comprehensive AHA hydrogen safety handbook is planned for 2014.




A website you’ll need if you conduct business beyond city limits.

Units conversion program.


Don Lancaster’s Hydrogen Library

Also read his “Incredible Secret Money Machine” about starting your own craft/tech business.


Smartflix (former Technical Video Rental)

39 Evergreen Lane

Arlington, MA  02474

Rent 6600 expensive technical DVD’s by mail for about $10 each.










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