HyperSolar today said it expects its Gen 1 product manufacturing pilot plant to be completed by late Spring 2020.
The developer of breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water revealed it had reached key milestones in its Gen 1 development in September.
This included the 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 said it 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.”
“With our Gen 1 pilot plant, we will show the world how technology is coming that can produce renewable hydrogen without external electricity.”