HyperSolar has provided a timeline for its Gen 1 product manufacturing and completion of a pilot plant and an updated description of its Gen 2 technology aimed at the production of renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water.
Impression of the completed plant. Courtesy of HyperSolar
The timeline included in the presentation indicates that the company is targeting its pilot plant completion for as soon as late Spring 2020. In September 2018, the company reached key milestones in its Gen 1 development, including fine tuning of chemical structure and application of protective coatings to extend the life of the hydrogen-generating cells. The attachment of the catalyst and the mechanical alteration of the cells essential for more significant hydrogen generation and capture have been refined to the point that it can now be optimised for manufacturing. HyperSolar is currently narrowing the list of potential contract manufacturers and preparing detailed processes and procedures for full scale manufacturing.
“We have now built large sized prototypes that will lead to the manufacture of full-sized panels for inclusion in a production pilot plant” said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar. “We continue to work with manufacturing engineers to produce a robust hydrogen generator/panel for the lowest possible cost. We have identified several sites and are in process of evaluating the potentials in Hawaii, Arizona and California for the initial pilot plants.”
The company’s presentation describes the Gen 1 technology as well as Gen 2 nanotechnology, which management believes will be a truly transformational technology in the world hydrogen market.