Make use of REB Research's 30+ years' experience in:
  • Hydrogen purification
  • Hydrogen generation
  • Hydrogen transport
  • Absorption
  • Separations
  • Membrane reactors
  • Isotope effects
  • Safety
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Tritium containment
  • Hydrogen transport barriers
  • Extraction
  • Electroless plating

Make use of Dr. Buxbaum's knowledge and advice at your facility or by telephone consulting. Contract research can be done at our laboratory too.

12851 Capital St.,
Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: 248-545-0155
Fax: 248-545-5430

Consulting Price List

Hourly rates for work performed at our office/ laboratory at 12851 Capital Street, Oak Park, MI 48237
Dr. Robert Buxbaum $375/hr.
Engineering Associate $120/hr.

Rates are billed in 1/4 hour increments, 1/2 hour minimum.
For work over 1/2 day price includes a written summary of the meeting and its accomplishments.

Out of town rates: Working hours are billed the same as above, but days are billed as 8 hours long independent of actual time spent.
Travel hours in and out are billed at half these rates if not already covered by "full day" consulting.
Client pays for travel and hotel accommodations (client can book these).
For all out of town travel, price includes a written summary of the meeting and its accomplishments.


Source of the hydrogen explosions at Japan Daiichi nuclear plants and a product to reduce the problem.
Membrane Reactor essay Fundamental and Commercial Advantages, e.g. for Methanol Reforming, 2001
Power Curve and Load Following article Behavior of Fuel Cell Fueled by Membrane Reactor Hydrogen, 2003
Benzene and Hydrogen From CH4 article from University Laval, 2000
Composite Metal Membrane Article Palladium-coated Metal Membranes, 1999
Hydrogen Permeability of metals Hydrogen Permeability vs. Temperature for membranes of various metals
Solubility of hydrogen in metals Equilibrium hydrogen absorption in metals at various temperatures at 1 atm.
The cost of energy in various forms hydrogen economy graphic; costs for coal, wood, hydrogen, methanol, and electricity
White paper on making electricity from clean coal, 2009


The awesome electric shopping cart; 11.7 mph, approx. 1200 mpg gas equivalent.
Safe hydrogen combustion: a hydrogen-filled balloon ignited with a cigar. No bang.
REB's steam-operated fuel pump. The intent is to use the waste vapor produced by a hydrogen generator to pump the fuel into the reformer.