HyperSolar Extends Agreement with University of California, Santa Barbara
HyperSolar, a developer of a technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water,Â emulating the core functions of photosynthesis,Â has extended its sponsored research agreement with the University of CaliforniaÂ Santa BarbaraÂ (UCSB).
The agreement will maintain the relationship through June 30, 2018.
Alongside the University of Iowa, UCSB has the job of scaling HyperSolar's renewable hydrogen production process, including the advancement of a commercial prototype using readily available amorphous silicon solar cells, as well as developing a patented nanoparticle technology based on compound semiconductor materials that will produce economically viable "˜green' hydrogen. Â
"We have stressed the importance of maintaining a strong relationship with the scientific teams that have led and supported the growth of HyperSolar technology," said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. "This agreement with the University of California maintains the continuity of our core scientific group, one that we anticipate leading us to eventual commercialization. Now more than ever, our focus is on demonstrating capabilities in real world environments, and reaching our potential to meet the rapidly growing market demand."Â
A patent for the company's "˜Photoelectrochemically Active Heterostructures, and Systems for Producing Desired Products' was issued in March this year (United States Patent No. 9,593,053).