HyperSolar Receives Patent for Core Nanotechnology for Renewable Hydrogen Production

| Source: HyperSolar, Inc.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 14, 2017 (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 that it has recently received an Issue Notification from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, indicating the patent for the “Photoelectrochemically Active Heterostructures, and Systems for Producing Desired Products” will be issued on March 14, 2017, as United States Patent No. 9,593,053.

The patent protects the Company’s proprietary design of a self-contained solar-to-hydrogen device made up of billions of solar powered water-splitting nanoparticles, per square centimeter. These nanoparticles are coated with a separate patent-pending protective coating that prevents corrosion during extended periods of hydrogen production. The aim of these nanoparticles is high conversion efficiency and low cost.

An important aspect of the patented technology is the integrated structures of high-density arrays of nano-sized solar cells as part of hydrogen production nanoparticles. The technology enables manufacturing of ultra-thin sheets for solar-to-hydrogen production, requiring substantially less material as compared to conventional solar cells used in rooftop power applications.     

“Our technological progress, especially over the past year, has been tremendous in terms of demonstrating the ability to produce renewable hydrogen using only sunlight and water,” said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. “Of perhaps equal importance is the continued protection of our intellectual property, a highly scientific and technical process that mimics photosynthesis, to split water molecules to extract hydrogen and oxygen. As we continue to progress towards commercialization, we believe that our intellectual property portfolio represents significant value as the high-growth hydrogen market continues to develop.”

HyperSolar’s research is focused on developing a completely renewable, low-cost and submersible hydrogen production particle that can split water molecules using the power of 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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