HyperSolar Extends Research Agreement with University of Iowa

Company continues to achieve important technical milestones

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 16, 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 it has extended its sponsored research agreement with the University of Iowa, the site of Company’s most recent breakthroughs and video documentation demonstrating the technological advancement and capabilities of its renewable hydrogen producing technology.

The extended agreement with the University of Iowa will maintain the relationship through May 31, 2018. Led by HyperSolar CTO Dr. Joun Lee and University of Iowa Professor Syed Mubeen, the scientific team continues to achieve important technical milestones advancing its quest to produce low-cost, renewable hydrogen using the power of the sun.

HyperSolar and its scientific collaborators at the University of Iowa, and University of California Santa Barbara, continue its mission of producing completely “renewable” hydrogen during a period of high growth for the hydrogen industry. Earlier this year, General Motors and Honda Motor Company announced a joint plan to invest $85 million to build hydrogen fuel cell systems by 2020, while Toyota entered the Chinese market, and unveiled a prototype for a hydrogen-powered 18 wheeler semi-trailer. In the industrial space, Plug Power entered into an agreement with Amazon to use its fuel cells and hydrogen technology in its fulfillment network, which also includes plans for technology collaboration. The deal could be worth as much as $600 million upon completion.

“The efforts of our scientific partners, particularly the team at the University of Iowa, have clearly demonstrated the potential for our renewable hydrogen generation technology,” said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. “This agreement strengthens our team at University of Iowa, as we continue to scale the technology by creating a larger working prototype – one we can present to strategic partners and further evaluate commercial viability.”

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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