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October 2013: Quite a bit of interest in tritium extraction and purification this month. Key issues include permeation barriers, and redundant control.

March 2013: We've redesigned our small-output, band-heated hydrogen purifier cells; they are now smaller and cheaper. Check our new, lower prices.

January 2013: Robert Buxbaum starts a blog of his random ideas on hydrogen, business, and the world. I try not to be dull.

December 2012: Development of a new, lower cost, higher pressure output hydrogen generator: 90 psi output, 220-600 sccm, membrane purified gas for use as the carrier or detector gas in chromatographs.

November 2012: We ship our largest hydrogen purifier ever.

August 2012: We just bought our own helium leak detector. This should allow us to speed the testing time, reduce costs and allow us to make a higher quality product.

June 2012: Barcelona researchers demonstrate high efficiency ethanol steam reforming to hydrogen at 350C using a REB membrane reactor and cobalt catalyst.

May 2012: See the New Me100-2, 12.5 slpm (25 scfh). New inside and out; the first of our new line of intermediate size hydrogen generators.

April 2012: REB gets contract for hydrogen aircraft components; hires 2 new employees to help make them.

August 2012: We just bought our own helium leak detector. This should allow us to speed the testing time, reduce costs and allow us to make a higher quality product.

June 2012: Barcelona researchers demonstrate high efficiency ethanol steam reforming to hydrogen at 350C using a REB membrane reactor and cobalt catalyst.

May 2012: See the New Me100-2, 12.5 slpm (25 scfh). New inside and out; the first of our new line of intermediate size hydrogen generators.

April 2012: REB gets contract for hydrogen aircraft components; hires 2 new employees to help make them.

March 2012: Another employee engaged, Yocheved Perlman. She plans to stay on staff for a while.

January 2012: We're working on a new hydrogen generator to fill the gap between our large and small units (about time, Me100-2).

October to December 2011: Several of our employees married; Talya Krasner to Benjamin Jacobovitz (two of our engineers), Tova Shevin (secretary) married Danny Jacobovitz (Ben's brother), and Sam Wayne (secretary, technician) married Zajac.

October 2011: Carbon dioxide (dry) reforming of methane demonstrated in Argentina using a REB membrane reactor.

September, 2011: Following the demise of the space shuttle program and our role making their hydrogen extractors, we've put in a bid to work on hydrogen-powered aircraft.

August, 2011: Now offering a New Small Temperature Control Box, basic temperature control for Purifier Modules and Membrane Reactors:

July, 2011: Westinghouse orders 36 hydrogen extractors for nuclear reactor use (enough for one reactor), a product to improve heat transfer and improve passive nuclear reactor safety.

July, 2011: REB Research unveils it's new hydrogen separator cell design with internal heat exchange. This new designs saves energy, and provides higher purity than possible with external heat exchange.

May 2011: Robert Buxbaum just finished an analysis of the main tritium recovery loop for the ITER (Paris) nuclear fusion reactor. Sorry to say, I can't share any details; they're all classified for no apparent reason.

March 2011: New article on the source of hydrogen explosions at nuclear plants and a product we sell to reduce the risks.

March 2011: Completed tests of a new Methanol Reformer for use with high temperature, PEM fuel cells, hydrogen generators, and as a supply of reformate to membrane evaluation experiments. Now available.

January 2011: Hydrogen sources for fuel cell automobiles: what advantages can you get by powering a car with hydrogen. Choose your hydrogen supply to maximize these advantages. Robert Buxbaum makes the case for on-board hydrogen generators.

January 2011: See a review of the options for laboratory hydrogen comparing hydrogen generators to hydrogen in bottles as it applies to supplying hydrogen for gas chromatography and other standard laboratory applications.

November 2010: Argonne Lab finds our membranes useful to improve gas chromatographic sensitivity for analysis of gas mixtures in hydrogen.

Summer 2010: The folks at Earthtech test cold fusion using one of our hydrogen purifiers.

March 2010: REB Research receives safety certification for its 900 C furnace.

February 2010: We've uploaded a safety, and cost comparison between membrane reactor hydrogen generators and the use of bottled hydrogen gas. This is compared to electrolysis hydrogen generators. The limited output of hydrogen generators provides big safety advantages. Membrane reactor hydrogen generators provide purity advantages over electrolysis hydrogen generation; hydrogen from the latter usually contains a significant amount of water vapor, while hydrogen generated in a membrane reactor comes out dry and virtually 100% pure.



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