HyperSolar extends agreement concerning hydrogen fuel production researchApril 30, 2014
HyperSolar announces the extension of its research agreement with University of California
HyperSolar, developers of innovative hydrogen fuel production technology, has announced that it has extended its research agreement with the University of California, Santa Barbara. The agreement will now run through December 31, 2014, and will allow the two organizations to continue working together on promising projects. The agreement between the two parties has birthed an ambitious research project that aims to make advances in hydrogen production powered by solar energy.
Hybrid technology may be the solution to the problems that fuel cells face
Hybrid technology is becoming more popular in the renewable energy space, especially where hydrogen fuel cells are concerned. Hydrogen production is often criticized as an inefficient, costly, and overtly energy consuming process. As such, finding ways to reduce the monetary and resource costs associated with hydrogen production, companies like HyperSolar have been working on ways to produce hydrogen fuel through the use of solar power. Using a renewable energy source to produce hydrogen gas is often considered a cost effective way to power fuel cells.
Extension of research agreement may help spark progress in development of economical hydrogen production system
Through its agreement with the University of California, HyperSolar expects to make significant progress toward developing an economical hydrogen production system. The company has already made significant strides in accomplishing this goal through the continued development of its hybrid technology. The company’s technology involves the use of solar energy to power electrolysis, the process through which water molecules are separated into their chemical components of oxygen and hydrogen.
Hybrid technology may lead to more affordable fuel cells in the future
The hybrid technology is based on the concept of photosynthesis. Mimicking photosynthesis has become an interesting concept within the science and renewable energy communities. Artificial photosynthesis may hold the key to affordable hydrogen production, which would in turn help reduce the overall cost of fuel cell energy systems, making them more accessible to a wider range of consumers. It may take time for a hybrid hydrogen production system to become commercially available, however, as such systems must overcome their own challenges concerning cost and efficiency.