BioSolar Extends Research Program with North Carolina A&T State University

Further development will focus on an additive to significantly improve performance of silicon anodes for next generation lithium-ion batteries

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioSolar, Inc. (OTCQB:BSRC) (“BioSolar” or the “Company”), a developer of breakthrough energy storage technology and materials, today announced the Company has extended the funding of a sponsored research program at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to support the next phase of its silicon anode material technology development.

BioSolar’s research program with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University initially began in September 2016 with a focus on low cost and high performance materials for next generation lithium-ion batteries. Dr. Sung-Jin Cho – assistant professor in the Nanoengineering Department who is internationally recognized in the field of lithium-ion battery development – will continue to be the lead investigator of the sponsored research. Dr. Cho also serves as Director of the Nano Energy Laboratory, a role he has held since August 2014. This extension funds the research program for another 12 months, until September 2018.

The Company recently announced the development of an additive material made out of highly ionic silicon-lithium nanocomposites that improves the battery’s first cycle efficiency, capacity retention for long-term cycling, and power capability at different current rates. The Company believes that its proprietary additive has the potential to improve all types of silicon anode materials such as Si carbon composite, Si oxide type, and Si alloys.

BioSolar’s focus on silicon anode material development represents a high growth opportunity within the global lithium-ion battery market, one that is expected to exceed $77 billion by 2024, according to a report by Transparency Market Research. This growth is fueled by rapid adoption of everyday products powered by lithium-ion batteries, such as electric vehicles and portable electronics.

"We are pleased to extend the agreement to fund the sponsored research program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University,” said Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar. “The recent technological milestones have generated feedback that clearly demonstrates the substantial market potential for our product. By extending our partnership with the University, we maintain the continuity that we believe will spur development, and ultimately, create revenue.”

About BioSolar, Inc.

BioSolar is developing a breakthrough technology to increase the storage capacity, lower the cost and extend the life of lithium-ion batteries. A battery contains two major parts, a cathode and an anode, that function together as the positive and negative sides. BioSolar initially focused its development effort on high capacity cathode materials since most of today's Li-ion batteries are "cathode limited." With the goal of creating the company's next generation super battery technology, BioSolar is currently investigating high capacity anode materials recognizing the fact that the overall battery capacity is determined by combination of both cathode and anode. By integrating BioSolar's high capacity cathode or anode, battery manufacturers will be able to create a super lithium-ion battery that can double the range of a Tesla, power an iPhone for two days straight, or store daytime solar energy for nighttime use. Founded with the vision of developing breakthrough energy technologies, BioSolar's previous successes include the world's first UL approved bio-based back sheet for use in solar panels.

To learn more about BioSolar, please visit our website at http://www.biosolar.com.

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