American Hydrogen Association
"Prosperity Without Pollution"
H2 BUYERS GUIDE
[Listing in this Guide does not imply endorsement by the American Hydrogen Association]
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.)
2-600 cubic meter/hr. electrolyzers.
341 Railroad St.
Thomaston, CT 06787
PEM electrolyzers 20-170 SLPM @ 1000psi.
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
5kW and 400kW fuel cells. Recently purchased UTC fuel cell business.
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.
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.
TOOLS & HARDWARE
HLS-440 hydrogen leak sensor and HPS-100 0-100% hydrogen process sensor.
2079 Wright Ave., Ste B2
La Verne, CA 91750
10-120 liter/minute reformers.
Circle Seals Control, Inc.
Stainless steel fittings and excess flow, relief, check and ball valves.
Figaro USA, Inc.
121 S. Wilke Rd., Suite 300
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Sensors for H2 in air and O2 in H2.
221 Crescent St.
Waltham, MA 02453
XMO2 oxygen analyzer, measures 0.1 to 100% O2 in H2. $2950
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.
Natural gas reformers.
Hydrogen Components, Inc.
27 Hi Meadow Dr.
Bailey, CO 80421
Metal hydride H2 storage sets and hydrogen genset.
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.
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.
29500 Solon Rd.
Solon, OH 44139
Quality stainless steel high pressure fittings and tools for fuel lines. Local distributors.
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.
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.
Long-time electric vehicle (EV) parts supplier.
Bought by Honda and sold to Fuel Systems Solutions.
Small compressors for refueling CNG vehicles from home gas mains.
423 Four Valley Drive
Greenline Fuel Corp.
43250 Business Park Dr., #101
Temecula, CA 92590
CNG compressors and fuel stations.
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.
25 Paquin Rd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 3V9
5000 PSI and 10,000 PSI hydrogen dispensers.
Long-time EV parts supplier
LPG and CNG components from Italy.
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.
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.
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.
Compressed and liquid hydrogen.
PST (Pressed Steel Tank)
2225 East Woodstock Pl.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Steel CNG tanks for vehicles.
Pressure Products Industries/Milton Roy
4900 Industrial Way
Benecia, CA 94510
H2 compressors ¾ 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.
P.O. Box 4884
Springfield, MO 65808
1-3 HP steam engines, plans books, videos.
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.
EXTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES
Outlets in WA, PA and MO.
Several Stirling engine kits.
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. www.alcoholcanbeagas.com
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.
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. http://www.making-biodiesel-books.com/algae-biodiesel.html
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. http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_library/MethaneDigesters/MDToC.html
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 email@example.com Lost dimension is 9½ 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
2350 West Shangri La
Phoenix, AZ 85029
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, NW Chapter
Long running hydrogen forum.
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.
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.
Renewable Energy Access
Sign up for interesting general renewable news twice a week by email. Also help wanted section.
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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American Hydrogen Association
P.O. Box 4205
Mesa, AZ 85211 USA