SOURCE: HyperSolar, Inc.

HyperSolar, Inc.

May 27, 2015 03:30 ET

Media Coverage Highlighting HyperSolar Emphasizes Energy Potential of Artificial Photosynthesis

Company Receives Recognition for Its Breakthrough to Produce Low Cost Green Hydrogen

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, announced today that it has been featured in a Guardian news article detailing advancements in artificial photosynthesis technologies, and its potential impact towards alleviating international dependence on petroleum.

The article titled, "Can high-tech photosynthesis turn CO2 into fuel for your car?" details efforts from researchers around the world to progress artificial photosynthesis technologies, citing significant advances over the past 5 years. The article references a number of applications, including producing hydrogen fuel for vehicles, consumer products that produce fuel at home, and commercial applications such as factory-use. Within the article, HyperSolar CEO Tim Young is quoted as stating, "When we develop a way to economically mimic photosynthesis, the impact on everything from global warming to our global economies is world changing."

An important piece of the article references the challenge of splitting hydrogen and oxygen from water in a cost-effective manner. HyperSolar's main researcher, Dr. Syed Mubeen Jawahar Hussaini, shared his thoughts on this topic with the article author, citing the importance of achieving high efficiency, as well as a cheaper catalyst. Recently, HyperSolar announced that its research team at the University of Iowa had successfully fabricated a artificial photosynthetic hydrogen production particle with a novel low cost high voltage solar cell. A very high hydrogen production was observed by adding a small amount of external voltage.

"We believe that our hydrogen-producing technology addresses many of the concerns in the energy industry surrounding production efficiencies and cost," said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. "The recent breakthrough in how we produce artificial photosynthetic hydrogen particles is important in that it points to the potential for an economical large scale manufacturing process. In light of the recent oil spill in Santa Barbara -- which hits very close to home due to its location as Company headquarters -- the world needs renewable energy solutions that reduce our dependency on petroleum now, more than ever."

HyperSolar's technology is based on the concept of developing a low-cost, submersible hydrogen production particle that can split water molecules using sunlight without any other external systems or resources - acting as artificial photosynthesis. 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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