HyperSolar's Patent Pending Hydrogen Panel Design May Shape Future of Solar Hydrogen Production

HyperSolar's Patent Pending Hydrogen Panel Design May Shape Future of Solar Hydrogen Production

Company files PCT patent to protect its proprietary design for the safe and highly efficient production of renewable hydrogen

SANTA BARBARA, CA – October 17, 2017 HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, today announced it has filed a patent for U.S. and International protection of its novel solar hydrogen panel that safely splits water molecules with high hydrogen production efficiency.

This proprietary panel design houses water with an immersed array of HyperSolar’s self-contained solar hydrogen production devices. The unique design has inlets and outlets for water intake and hydrogen extraction. Within the panel is a unique membrane structure that safely separates oxygen from hydrogen, and increases proton transport for high solar-to-hydrogen efficiency. This design process can be scaled up and manufactured for commercial use for hydrogen production at or near the point of use for fuel cell applications, such as vehicles or materials handling equipment. A video of HyperSolar’s prototype can be viewed here:

The vast potential for hydrogen technologies has continued to generate increased interest from businesses spanning a number of industries. Recently, automobile maker Lexus (owned by Toyota), referred to hydrogen as the fuel of the future, stating “…both hybrid and EVs are merely bridging technologies on the way to the solution, which is hydrogen.” In more industrial markets, 2016 saw the largest markets for fuel cells (stationary power, backup power, and material handling equipment) double in capacity of shipments in megawatts compared to 2014, as nearly 65,000 fuel cells were shipped worldwide.

“As a result of the efforts by Chief Technologist Dr. Joun Lee and the team at the University of Iowa, HyperSolar’s technology has advanced closer to commercial viability with this unique design,” said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. “The market for fuel cell technology is growing exponentially due to the commercial successes of companies like Plug Power (PLUG) and Ballard Power (BLDP), and nearly every auto manufacturer coming to the market with a hydrogen vehicle. To maintain and build upon this progress, it is increasingly important that we develop a renewable form of hydrogen production rather than relying on the current natural gas steam reforming techniques, which produce a fossil-fuel hydrogen.”

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017