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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 07:45 PM

Hereford, Texas: Bill buys his own Hydrogen station - the first in the state



Looking to the future: New hydrogen fueling station in Hereford created by “Hydrogen Bill”

KFDA, Amarillo Sep 18, 2019

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - A local farmer in Hereford has created the first hydrogen fueling station that is known of in Texas and is hoping to create a better economy and environment in the years to come.

Within the past two weeks, creator of Panhandle Sustainable Energy also referred to as Hydrogen Bill, finished building his hydrogen fueling station, what is known to be the first of it’s kind here in Texas.

He then brought back a hydrogen-powered car from California, where they are typically sold and driven.

“Hydrogen Bill is an outstanding innovator, and he had a vision for 20 years how we can use it in place of gas and oil. That’s how it all started. Back in those days hydrogen was extremely expensive, but he had a vision that one day it would become cheap and we could produce it in mass,” said Joshua Partheepan, assistant professor of power systems engineering at West Texas A&M University....

...“Now we can take pure water, rip it apart with electricity from the renewable resources and combine it in a fuel cell in these electric cars to give us now transportation without pollution without using a string based on a carbon-based formal,” said Ken Starcher, instructor of engineering and technology at West Texas A&M University.... more: https://www.newschannel10.com/2019/09/18/looking-future-new-hydrogen-fueling-station-hereford-created-by-hydrogen-bill/

H2 Billy bought a Millennium Reign Self Contained H2 station from Dayton, Ohio. No Saudi Arabia, no tankers, no refineries, no pollution, no taxes- ENERGY SELF SUFFICIENCY



Millennium Reign Energy LLC’s proprietary product, the AutoARK® is a fully automated hydrogen generator created for residential, small business, cell tower and/or agricultural applications. The AutoARK® focuses on affordability, ease of operation, and safety for the owner. Composed of cells in a horizontal stack it is scalable to meet any need for hydrogen production. Built with high efficiency in mind, the waste heat and medical grade oxygen by-products of the AutoARK®, can be used for home or other uses. Enhancing the practicality of on site hydrogen production.

CSA Group Certificate of Attestation to IR 4-14
Mid- Capacity Model
Fully Automated
Operates on 120 VAC input & 60 amp breaker
55 cell horizontal stack
Production Rate is 35 cubic feet per/hr
Dimensions: 68″x 43’’ x 27″
900 lbs
Works with wind and solar power
Input power max 4,400 watts
63% LHV efficiency in production
Co-generation improves efficiency
99.5 purity out of the stack
Higher purity can be achieved for extra cost and equipment
Water filtration system provided at additional cost
https://residentialhydrogenpower.com/product/autoark-55/

Stan Osserman, Think Tech Hawaii, shows what makes this stand-alone station work

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Reply Hereford, Texas: Bill buys his own Hydrogen station - the first in the state (Original post)
Aquila Sep 18 OP
fools_gold Sep 18 #1
oflguy Sep 18 #2
Aquila Sep 19 #3
oflguy Sep 19 #4
Aquila Sep 19 #5
oflguy Sep 19 #6
Aquila Oct 1 #7
oflguy Oct 3 #8

Response to Aquila (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 09:07 PM

1. Interesting unit

That AutoARK 55 looks interesting. At 35 cu ft/hr and 4400 watts that's going to take about 12 hours and 52.8 kWHr to produce a kilogram of H2. Seems about right energy-wise.

If powered only by solar, with an optimistic 6 hrs a day of sun, that would take two days to produce a kG of H2, roughly the energy in a gallon of gasoline. Better would be solar in the daytime and wind at night if you got it. In any case there will need to be some kind of energy storage system to even out the renewable electricity supply. Still, it would be fun to design one.

I wish they would give a ballpark price for that AutoARK 55 unit. But you have to contact them to get a quote.

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 10:50 PM

2. How much?

oops, you don't have a clue

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Response to oflguy (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 05:42 PM

3. Last year it cost $130,000

probably a bit more now

SO, once again, your "ass-u-mption" is incorrect.

You're really not very good at predictions, are you.

Today, China mass produced more H2 stacks and related equipment than all other countries combined.

Tomorrow, they will manufacture even more.

Today, the US managed to blow ~$200 MILLION DOLLARS chasing a bunch of "rebels" (that the US funds) around sand dunes 8,000 miles away.

Tomorrow, the US will blow another ~$200 million.

$200 million here and there begins to add up

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Response to Aquila (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:27 PM

4. 130,000? Got a link to that?

For what? The unit only? Including the cost for the installation, with the 60 amp electrical circuit? The cost of the solar you said could power it?

Who told you it cost $130,000?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 07:06 PM

5. Chris McWhinney

the CEO of Millennium Reign Energy, the manufacturer

The phone and email are on the front page of the website

(937) 479-1994
chris@mreh2.com

Chris is one of the top hydrogen pioneers in the world. One of his units powers the Dubai Trolley, another makes hydrogen on Hawaii's big island for Henk Rogers (Tetris) Blue Planet foundation.

Here's Chris on Stan Osserman's Hydrogen Show on Think Tech Hawaii



This unit by another company costs >$200K



Recall that a 486 DX2 66 Mhz computer cost $3,000 once.

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Response to Aquila (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 07:13 PM

6. I KNEW it was bullshit

You never consider the cost

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 02:39 AM

7. Hydrogen Bill, Innovator and Supporter of Hydrogen, will be greatly missed.



By Chris McWhinney-Posted September 24, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our friend and long time supporter, Bill Paetzold aka “Hydrogen Bill”. On the morning of September 22, 2019, “Hydrogen Bill” passed away, leaving behind the family, friends and memories of the man he was.

“Hydrogen Bill” was a farmer, business owner of Panhandle Sustainable Energy, and an avid enthusiast of hydrogen research and production. His own home proudly displays the quote, “When my well went dry, I did not cry, I started farming the sky.”

He came to Millennium Reign Energy in 2008, to purchase one of our hydrogen systems and become the first Texan to own a hydrogen system. He continued to upgrade his system each time we released an upgraded version. About a month ago, “Hydrogen Bill” purchased his first full hydrogen station.

He proceeded to travel to California, where he purchased a 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle, to use with his very own Millennium Reign Energy residential hydrogen fueling station.

Although “Hydrogen Bill” was suffering from cancer, a dangerous blood clot and admitted to hospice, he continued to participate in interviews to promote hydrogen and his dream of building a west Texas Hydrogen Highway.

“Hydrogen Bill” is now lovingly dubbed “Hydrogen Angel”, for his promise to watch over us from heaven. We will continue the pursuit of hydrogen as a renewable and sustainable energy, in his honor and for the good of the planet and mankind.
https://residentialhydrogenpower.com/2019/09/24/hydrogen-bill-innovator-supporter-hydrogen-will-be-greatly-missed/

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Response to Aquila (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 06:36 PM

8. We'll never know what could have been

At least ole Bill had the guts to buy a hydrogen car, unlike someone we all know.

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