HyperSolar Appoints Dr. Vikram M. Pattarkine as a Senior Advisor

"Distinguished Chemical and Environmental Engineer to Assist Company on Strategy to Commercialize its “Wastewater to Renewable Hydrogen and Natural Gas Process”

SANTA BARBARA, CA - January 3, 2012 - HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCBB:  HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen and natural gas using water and solar power, today announced the appointment of Vikram M. Pattarkine, Ph.D. as Senior Advisor, Water Treatment.    

Dr. Pattarkine’s distinguished career spans more than three decades as a chemical-environmental engineer, with specific expertise in wastewater treatment and renewable energy. 

“Dr. Pattarkine brings to HyperSolar the specific experience and expertise we need in refining the commercialization strategy for our breakthrough technology.  His distinguished career and stellar credentials in the wastewater treatment industry, combined with his business acumen and research experience will be invaluable as we develop our technology and bring it to market,” said Tim Young, HyperSolar CEO. 

Dr. Pattarkine holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Technology in chemical engineering from Nagpur University, India.  He serves on a variety of prestigious committees including the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Design Committee of the Water Environment Federation. 

 About HyperSolar, Inc.

HyperSolar is developing a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen and natural gas using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. These renewable gases can be used as direct replacements for traditional hydrogen and natural gas to power the world, without drilling or fracking, while mitigating CO2 emissions. Inspired by photosynthesis that plants use to effortlessly harness the power of the Sun, we are developing a novel solar-powered nanoparticle system that mimics photosynthesis to produce renewable hydrogen from water. This hydrogen can then be reacted with carbon dioxide in a proprietary low cost reactor to produce methane, the primary component in pipeline natural gas. From sunrise to sunset, our proprietary nanoparticles will work in a water based solution to produce clean and environmentally friendly renewable hydrogen and natural gas that can be collected for use in power plants, industrial plants and vehicles - anywhere and anytime.

Date: Tuesday, January 03, 2012