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HyperSolar Reports Successful Testing of Protective Coating for Solar to Renewable Hydrogen Conversion Process

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HyperSolar, Inc., the developer of technology to produce renewable hydrogen using water and solar power, today announced it has reached a milestone in protecting and stabilizing its solar nanoparticles used in the production of renewable hydrogen.




 

 

Organic, earth abundant, and inexpensive coating stabilizes inorganic photoelectrodes allowing for constant solar to fuel conversion from wastewater 

HyperSolar, Inc., the developer of technology to produce renewable hydrogen using water and solar power, today announced it has reached a milestone in protecting and stabilizing its solar nanoparticles used in the production of renewable hydrogen.

“A big hurdle in using a solar to fuel conversion process is the stabilization of the semiconductor material against photocorrosion,” said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. “Our development of an efficient and low-cost protective polymer coating that also allows good electrical conductivity is a significant achievement in our development of a cost-effective means for using the power of the Sun to extract renewable hydrogen from water.”

Unlike conventional expensive hydrogen technology that splits water molecules (H20) into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2), HyperSolar is developing a low-cost nanotechnology approach to that facilitates  H2 with the help of wastewater.  The HyperSolar nanoparticles function as one-way machines that detoxify wastewater, and produce clean water and pure hydrogen in the presence of sunlight. No other energy source is required, making this an extremely economical and commercially viable approach for the production of zero-carbon, renewable hydrogen.

HyperSolar recently entered into a sponsored research agreement with the University of California, Santa Barbara to help accelerate the development process and assure that the key milestones are reached.

Source: HyperSolar



 

 

 
 
 

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