SOURCE: HyperSolar, Inc.

HyperSolar, Inc.

July 07, 2015 03:30 ET

HyperSolar Voltage Breakthrough Spurs Interest Within Automotive Industry

Company Announcement Chronicled in GreenCarReports Article Showcases Mainstream Interest in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - July 07, 2015) - HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, commented today on the impact of its recent high voltage announcement, one that has brought the Company closer to producing commercially-viable hydrogen fuel to be utilized in real world systems.

HyperSolar's announcement resulted in a number of articles authored by renewable energy, automotive, and financial websites. Of those, an article featured on GreenCarReports.com entitled, "HyperSolar Nears Voltage Needed For Solar Hydrogen Production," generated extensive discussion among the many automotive enthusiasts who visit the website. The article chronicles the Company's voltage breakthrough of 1.4 V, focusing on the technological importance of surpassing the theoretical water-splitting voltage needed to produce hydrogen (1.25 V), bringing the Company closer to the practical voltage of 1.5 V needed to produce hydrogen fuel at or near the point of distribution for real world systems. The article references how most commercial hydrogen today is produced using natural gas as a feedstock, a significant investment of energy, and how HyperSolar believes it has reached this milestone by using a low-cost renewable process with a 'far lower carbon footprint.'

HyperSolar's announcement comes during a period many perceive as a paradigm shift within the automotive industry with respect to alternative fuels. BMW recently unveiled its 5 Series Grand Turismo Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) that it intends to release for mass production by 2020. Hyundai also recently emphasized its belief that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future of eco-friendly cars, committing to significant investments in the technology over the next four years. Lastly, Toyota recently announced the EPA-estimated fuel range of its Mirai FCV, a figure of approximately 312 miles per fill-up, for the vehicle that is scheduled for release in California during the fall of 2015.

"The automotive industry continues to be one of the most receptive and progressive with respect to hydrogen fuel technology," said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. "One of the most common discussions heard in the FCV community surrounds infrastructure. Many of the auto manufacturers have either already produced, or are committed to producing, fuel cell vehicles with fantastic capabilities. As they pursue consumer adoption, infrastructure and availability of hydrogen car charging stations becomes paramount. HyperSolar believes it is well positioned for adoption as we pursue development of our hydrogen fuel producing technology via a completely renewable process, one that would support potential distribution at a great number of locations."

HyperSolar's research is centered on developing a low-cost and submersible hydrogen production particle that can split water molecules under 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 of an early proof-of-concept prototype can be viewed at http://hypersolar.com/application.php.

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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