HyperSolar Scientific Advisor Speaks on Solar Water Splitting at Major Exhibition
Dr. Yat Li presents at 2015 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting & Exhibit in San Francisco
SANTA BARBARA, CA – April 14, 2015 - HyperSolar, Inc. (HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, announced today that Dr. Yat Li, Scientific Advisor to the Company, was a featured presenter on solar water splitting technology at the 2015 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit, as part of the symposium on Latest Advances in Solar Water Splitting, that took place April 6-10.
The symposium featured over 30 speakers from around the world, sharing and elaborating on how, “During the transition to a sustainable society, efficient and cost-effective generation of renewable fuels, such as hydrogen from renewable resources, like solar energy, is crucial to ensure a sustainable future for humanity.” Topics included latest new materials, hydrogen production from photoelectrochemical water splitting, novel systems and devices, water splitting via solar thermal systems, and many more.
Dr. Li has significant experience in exploring and developing hydrogen fuel producing technologies. As Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz (“UCSC”), Dr. Li plays a prominent role in the physical and biological sciences division within the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. Previously, Dr. Li and other researches from UCSC developed a concept that created hydrogen fuel by exposing treated wastewater to sunlight. In collaboration with colleagues, Dr. Li has published numerous papers on the subject, including “Solar-driven microbial photoelectrochemical cells with a nanowire photocathode,” and “Self-Biased Solar-Microbial Device for Sustainable Hydrogen Generation.”
“The Materials Research Society conference provided a perfect platform for the discussion of the current state of innovative hydrogen fuel production technology,” said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. “As a nationally recognized expert in the space, Dr. Li was the perfect candidate to leverage this opportunity on behalf of HyperSolar. Like many of the other brilliant minds on the panel, Dr. Li’s abstract was well received, and generated ongoing discussion with his peers related to green technologies that address global energy needs.”
HyperSolar’s technology is based on the concept of developing a low-cost, submersible hydrogen production particle that can split water molecules using sunlight without any other external systems or resources – acting as artificial photosynthesis. A video of an early proof-of-concept prototype can be viewed at http://hypersolar.com/
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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Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015