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HyperSolar to Make Zero Carbon Renewable Hydrogen Gas

Rather than using conventional fossil fuel as a feedstock, the company’s breakthrough technology uses the power of the Sun and wastewater to produce carbon-free, renewable hydrogen gas

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCBB: HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen and natural gas using water and solar power, today announced that its proprietary process can make zero carbon, renewable hydrogen gas. Rather than using conventional fossil fuel, such as natural gas, as a feedstock, HyperSolar relies on the power of the Sun and wastewater to produce carbon free, renewable hydrogen gas.

Hydrogen is the most useful and abundant chemical element, constituting roughly 75% of the Universe’s chemical elemental mass. However, naturally occurring elemental hydrogen is relatively rare on Earth and hydrogen gas is most often produced using fossil fuels. Industrial production is mainly from the steam reforming of natural gas and is usually employed near its production site, with the two largest uses being crude oil processing (hydrocracking) and ammonia production, mostly for the fertilizer market.

Tim Young, HyperSolar CEO, commented, “The world is short on free hydrogen and unfortunately, to make up for this shortage, the world uses fossil fuels to produce hydrogen gas. We are developing a cleaner and greener way to produce this high value product. HyperSolar’s hydrogen is completely carbon free, made by using the power of the Sun and wastewater. Not only are we mitigating the high cost of wastewater treatment, but we are creating the ultimate clean fuel.”

In addition to the many industrial uses of hydrogen, one of the most intriguing uses is for fuel cells for transportation. A fuel cell is a device that converts the chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through a chemical reaction with oxygen or another oxidizing agent, using hydrogen as the most common fuel. Although there are currently no fuel cell vehicles available for commercial sale, carmakers are hopeful that hydrogen fuel cells and infrastructure technologies will be developed in the future.

Young concluded, “Our method of producing hydrogen could be the missing link for fuel cells of the future. If hydrogen is meant to be the ultimate fuel that will enable a clean energy future with zero carbon emissions, then its production must also be zero carbon. Powering cars with fossil fuel based hydrogen is not sustainable, not renewable and not much cleaner than today’s fuels. We believe our low cost zero carbon hydrogen is the right way to realize a true hydrogen economy.”

About HyperSolar, Inc.

HyperSolar is developing a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen and natural gas using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. These renewable gases can be used as direct replacements for traditional hydrogen and natural gas to power the world, without drilling or fracking, while mitigating CO2 emissions. Inspired by photosynthesis that plants use to effortlessly harness the power of the Sun, we are developing a novel solar-powered nanoparticle system that mimics photosynthesis to produce renewable hydrogen from water. This hydrogen can then be reacted with carbon dioxide in a proprietary low cost reactor to produce methane, the primary component in pipeline natural gas. From sunrise to sunset, our proprietary nanoparticles will work in a water based solution to produce clean and environmentally friendly renewable hydrogen and natural gas that can be collected for use in power plants, industrial plants and vehicles – anywhere and anytime. To learn more about HyperSolar, please visit our website at http://www.HyperSolar.com.

January 24, 2012 - 12:00 PM