Salton Sea May Prove Even More Valuable to HyperSolar

California’s overlooked treasure contains “mud pots” that emit mostly CO2, which can be used with the company’s breakthrough technology to produce renewable natural gas

SANTA BARBARA, CA - January 30, 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 that the numerous “mud pots” found in and around the Salton Sea emit mostly carbon dioxide (CO2). This harmful greenhouse gas can be captured and combined with hydrogen in the company’s proprietary process to make renewable natural gas.

“The more we study and learn about the Salton Sea, the more we believe that it is ideally suited for the production of renewable hydrogen and natural gas using our technology,” said Tim Young, HyperSolar’s CEO. “It has an unlimited amount of sunlight, an abundance of organic wastewater from agriculture run-offs, and a large body of water for our solar powered vessels to produce significant quantities of renewable zero carbon hydrogen. With the potential for the mud pots to provide a steady stream of CO2, some of this hydrogen can be reacted with the CO2 to produce pipeline ready methane that can be sent to nearby natural gas facilities. Establishing a pilot project at the Salton Sea will allow us to demonstrate the power of our technology to produce renewable energy in a sustainable and renewable way that can benefit communities and municipalities worldwide.”

Young continued, “We are currently testing water samples collected from four different areas in the region, including water from the Alamo River and New River before they enter the lake.  Based on what we observed when we visited the Salton Sea, we are very optimistic that the water will be compatible with our technology. The higher the concentration of organic waste in the water, the more hydrogen we can make. We expect to complete the water analysis in the near future.”

The company recently announced its plan to team with Suncentrix to explore the potential of deploying its technology at the Salton Sea to simultaneously produce renewable energy and address environmental problems.

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. To learn m ore about HyperSolar, please visit our website at

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Date: Monday, January 30, 2012