Local company demonstrates hydrogen fuel source

Published: Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 5:19 PM
Updated: Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 5:19 PM

One local businessman and engineer hopes the technology his company displayed Saturday afternoon in Brookville can lead to an industrial revoultion in the Miami Valley.

Millennium Reign Energy showcased their hydrogen production appliance called the AutoARK and another piece of propriety equipment that compresses, stores and dispenses hydrogen into vehicles.    The company hopes that the alternative fueling technologies will lead to thousands of jobs in the Miami Valley.

" Renewable hydrogen is a green and sustainable fuel source," MRE said in a relase.  "Building the future hydrogen infrastructure could provide thousands of green jobs in the Dayton area while transitioning to an environmentally friendly fuel."

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MRE demonstrated  a Chevrolet Fuel Cell vehicle -- one of a fleet of over 100 fuel cell vehicles that GM has had on the road in a trial program called Project Driveway since 2007 with over 2 million miles logged.   The two companies' said products will show that this combination of infrastructure and vehicle technologies is here and ready now.

The live demonstration, at the Dull Homestead, a green facility itself,  was aimed at gaining noteriaty for the technology from consumers, potential investors and the government.

"We have proven that we can build infrastructure to fuel cars and make the hydrogen onsite," MRE CEO Chris McWhinney said.  "You don't have to buy power, gas, diesel. You can make all your fuel at home.  Clean, sustainable, renewable."

In addition to potential jobs added to MRE, the 17 companies that supply parts and components to MRE are businesses located in the Miami Valley.