Lab Notebook: IcePoint™ is Ready to Keep Your Ice Cream Cold

IcePoint™ runs! The year ended on a high note as Rebound ran the first closed loop, freeze point suppression heat pump in existence. That might not mean much to you readers, but believe me, it means the world to the Rebound team. It's what we’ve been striving for since we thought of the concept back in early 2012. Read on to see how we did it!

Lab Notebook: Growing SunChill™

The summer of 2014 has been a time of growth for the SunChill™ team. We added our first Grad Student, Sean Ryan, and hired our first full time SunChill™ employee, Jack Darrah. Additionally, we started our formal work with the Fraunhofer membrane distillation team in Freiburg, Germany. Originally we envisioned Sean and Jack needing a longer adjustment period to get up to speed, but are fired up to see results pouring in fast.

Lab Notebook: Chipping Away at IcePoint™ Development

And just like that, Phase I of the IcePoint™ NSF project is complete!  Well, perhaps time has slowly dragging by for those of you hoping for new blog posts, but it flew by for us. Since we last touched base with you, the project rapidly developed from a warehouse with little more than potential into an operational prototype system.

Lab Notebook: Germany via Minimal Sleep and No Beer

Freiburg is a town rife with history and culture, according to Wikipedia. Everything I know about the German town I learned by walking to and from the Fraunhofer Institute each day over the course of a week. Needless to say, the 15 minute walk didn't provide the best german emersion experience. That said, here is what I did learn: Boulder is not the only town where most people commute by bike, most Germans are simultaneously completely fluent in and apologetic about their English, and it is possible to pack a months worth of membrane testing into a week long trip.

Lab Notebook: Greetings From The Lab

It’s hard to believe, but summer is coming to an end. If our lack of blogging shows anything, it’s that it was a busy period for REbound. And while development efforts are only escalating here in Boulder, the team wanted to take a quick break to share some lab experiences. That’s right, REbound started testing this summer!