The Company’s technology development efforts can play a central role in the new administration’s quest for clean and renewable energy
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioSolar, Inc. (OTC:BSRC) (“BioSolar” or the “Company”), a developer of clean energy technologies, today commented that its wholly owned subsidiary NewHydrogen, Inc. is likely to benefit from executive actions signed by President Biden during his first day in office.
Mr. Biden signed executive actions Wednesday afternoon to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, direct federal agencies to consider revising vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards and cancel permits for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline — all reversals of policies put in place by President Trump.
“We believe that Green Hydrogen – hydrogen produced by splitting water molecules – can play a central role in the new administration’s quest for clean and renewable energy,” said Dr. David Lee, the Company’s CEO. “Our research program at UCLA is aimed squarely at developing more efficient electrolyzers.”
Electrolyzers are essentially systems installed behind a solar farm or wind farm that use renewable electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, thereby producing Green Hydrogen. Electrolyzers are mature technologies that have been around for over 200 years. The main problem, and the main reason, why we don’t have Green Hydrogen everywhere today is because electrolyzers cost too much. The chemical catalysts that enables the critical water-splitting reactions are currently made from platinum and iridium – both are very expensive precious metals. These catalysts account for nearly 50% of the cost of the electrolyzer.
The Company’s current UCLA research program is focused on replacing iridium with earth abundant materials that meet or exceed the performance characteristics of iridium, a precious metal found only in asteroids.
Dr. Lee continued, “We intend to aggressively expand our research programs to reduce the cost of these major material components to significantly reduce the cost of green hydrogen production. Whether doing more at UCLA, or building out our in-house team, partnering with other top research institutions, we are fully committed to a future powered by Green Hydrogen. Goldman Sachs calls Green Hydrogen a ‘once in a lifetime’ $12 trillion market opportunity. We are excited to be a part of this revolution to establish a more sustainable future.”
About BioSolar, Inc.
BioSolar is developing breakthrough technologies to increase the storage capacity, lower the cost and extend the life of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. The need for such breakthroughs is critical to meet the expected demand of the rapidly growing global electric vehicle battery market, which is forecast to exceed $90 billion by 2025. A lithium-ion battery contains two major parts, a lithium-filled cathode and a lithium-receiving anode, that function together as the positive and negative sides of the battery. BioSolar is developing innovative technologies that will enable the use of inexpensive silicon as the anode material to create next generation high energy and high-power lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Founded with the vision of developing breakthrough energy technologies, BioSolar’s previous successes include the world’s first bio-based backsheet for use in solar panels. To learn more about BioSolar, please visit our website at https://www.biosolar.com.
About NewHydrogen, Inc.
NewHydrogen, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BioSolar, Inc., is focused on developing a breakthrough electrolyzer technology to lower the cost of green hydrogen. Hydrogen is the cleanest and most abundant fuel in the universe. It is zero-emission and only produces water vapor when used. However, hydrogen does not exist in its pure form on Earth so it must be extracted. For centuries, scientists have known how to split water into hydrogen and oxygen using a simple and elegant device called an electrolyzer. Unfortunately, electrolyzers are expensive and rely on rare earth materials such as platinum and iridium – literally stardust found only in asteroids. These materials account for nearly 50% of the cost of electrolyzers. NewHydrogen is developing a breakthrough electrolyzer technology to replace rare earth materials with inexpensive earth abundant materials to help usher in a green hydrogen economy that Goldman Sacks estimated to be worth $12 trillion by 2050. To learn more about NewHydrogen, please visit our website at https://newhydrogen.com.
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