Californian renewable hydrogen technology developer HyperSolar is ready to start manufacturing the first series of its Gen 1 hydrogen panels for demonstration.
The announcement follows the company’s tech team completing the translation of lab-based design on membrane and catalysts components into manufacturable design and parameters.
“Our biggest challenge for manufacturing was to replicate what we built in the lab in full scale manufacturing,” said Tim Young, CEO of HyperSolar.
“Our device is now fully tested and ready for production. We are working closely with our manufacturers to meet our milestone to produce 100 demonstration units.”
“Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we kept pushing to meet our timeline for manufacturing.”
As the team approaches manufacturing of Gen 1, it will begin to funnel greater resources to the development of Gen 2, a nanotechnology solution to hydrogen production that management believe can change the economics of hydrogen production.
“Our team is very pleased to have reached this crucial crossroad that puts us in a position to do what has not been done before to venture out from the lab and put the hydrogen production panel into manufacturing,” said Dr. Joun Lee, Chief Technology Officer at HyperSolar.
“We are also very much looking forward to increasing research effort on our Gen 2 panel, which will be three times more efficient.”