HyperSolar Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, has announced its intention to build a production pilot plant to demonstrate the commercial viability of its first generation system in a real world environment.
While its patented nanoparticle technology is still in development, the company’s management believes it can utilise its proprietary stability coatings and catalysts with commercial solar cells encapsulated in panels with water to demonstrate a completely renewable hydrogen generation system at production pilot plant scale.
The company’s management is currently negotiating with various suppliers to manufacture the quantity of hydrogen generation panels required for its production pilot plant. Once a lead contract manufacturer has been selected, the company’s technology team must transfer its lab processes and techniques to production engineers to complete the commercialisation of the hydrogen generation panels.
HyperSolar is currently in discussions to retain the services of an engineering firm with industrial gas experience to design and build its production pilot plant. Engineering challenges include handling the capture, pressurisation, and storage of the produced renewable hydrogen.
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