SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCQB:HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, today announced a milestone achievement in completing a newly designed hydrogen generation prototype that can be scaled to commercial size for the production of renewable hydrogen at or near the point of distribution.
The complete working prototype device and accompanying video showcases renewable hydrogen produced directly using polluted water from the Salton Sea in Imperial County California. When exposed to sunlight, water molecules are split into hydrogen in one chamber and oxygen in the other, a process very important to the success of the technology due to the explosive potency of the mixture. Additionally, the waste in the water is actually broken down, therefore cleaning up the contaminated Salton Sea water used in the process.
The patent-pending device design contains HyperSolar’s proprietary hydrogen production particle which consists of a high voltage solar cell encapsulated in a protective catalyst coating, integrated into a membrane separator. The protective coating has been demonstrated to allow hydrogen production to run for hundreds of hours in very corrosive water, without damage. To fully demonstrate fuel cell capabilities, the produced hydrogen is connected to a fuel cell that converts hydrogen into usable electricity, ultimately facilitating electrical power to illuminate the two light bulbs.
The release of the prototype and accompanying video is a testament to the continued technological advancement of HyperSolar technology, fueled in part due to both new hires and existing sponsored research agreements with leading universities and individuals. Further, the video showcases the multiple successes of the technology that represent the foundation of the technology that once scaled can be made to meet real world market demand. The video also addresses a crucial and innovative achievement of the technology in that its unique, patent pending membrane design enables a safer and more efficient collection of hydrogen.
“We are pleased to follow through on our stated goal of producing a working prototype that we believe represents the potential for the most viable and completely renewable hydrogen technology,” said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. “One of our most significant visual demonstrations to date, this working prototype showcases the technological successes that HyperSolar and our scientific partners, the University of Iowa and the University of California, Santa Barbara have achieved over the past year. As our focus turns to scalability, we expect that this new device design will provide a blueprint for commercial viability to meet market demand within consumer (such as hydrogen fuel cell vehicle) and industrial applications.”
HyperSolar’s research is focused on developing a completely renewable, low-cost and submersible hydrogen production particle that can split water molecules under the sun, emulating the core functions of photosynthesis. Each particle is a complete hydrogen generator that contains a novel high voltage solar cell bonded to chemical catalysts by a proprietary encapsulation coating. A video detailing the rise of hydrogen fuel technology as well as HyperSolar’s completely renewable process of hydrogen fuel production can be viewed by visiting here.
About HyperSolar, Inc.
HyperSolar is developing a breakthrough, low cost technology to make renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, including seawater and wastewater. Unlike hydrocarbon fuels, such as oil, coal and natural gas, where carbon dioxide and other contaminants are released into the atmosphere when used, hydrogen fuel usage produces pure water as the only byproduct. By optimizing the science of water electrolysis at the nano-level, our low cost nanoparticles mimic photosynthesis to efficiently use sunlight to separate hydrogen from water, to produce environmentally friendly renewable hydrogen. Using our low cost method to produce renewable hydrogen, we intend to enable a world of distributed hydrogen production for renewable electricity and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. To learn more about HyperSolar, please visit our website at www.hypersolar.com.
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