Dr. Robert S. Bednarz Named to Advisory Board for Hyperion Power Generation

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Dr. Robert S. Bednarz Named to Advisory Board for Hyperion Power Generation—
Texas A & M Professor Joins Team Developing New Small, Transportable Nuclear Power Module


WASHINGTON, D.C., September 2, 2009 — John R. Grizz Deal, CEO of Hyperion Power Generation, Inc., has announced the addition of Texas A & M Universitys Dr. Robert S. Bednarz to the companys Business Advisory Board. Hyperion is developing the Hyperion Power Module (HPM), a unique, small transportable nuclear power reactor with global market applications.

“Professor Bednarz brings an exceptional set of skills to this board,” said Deal. “His expertise, particularly that of urban-economic geography, and in how people learn, organize and use information, will be valuable in helping Hyperion socialize the advantages of small reactors in its many market segments.”

Bednarz received his PhD in geography from the University of Chicago in 1975. In addition to a full teaching schedule, he served as the editor of Journal of Geography for 15 years, and now is the North American editor of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education. Widely published, his own research is viewed as being at the forefront of exploration in spatial thinking, especially in how information technology (IT) affects individuals’ ability to perceive, understand, and analyze spatial patterns, distributions, and relationships.

Conceived at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the intellectual property portfolio for the HPM was licensed to Hyperion Power Generation for commercialization under the laboratorys technology transfer program. Inherently safe, and self-moderating, the HPM utilizes the energy of low-enriched uranium fuel and meets all the non-proliferation criteria of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP). Each unit produces 70 MWt or 27 MWe enough to provide electricity for 20,000 average American-size homes or the industrial equivalent. Approximately 1.5 meters wide by 2 meters tall, the units can be transported by ship, rail or truck and produce power for five to seven years depending on usage.

Offering a cost-efficient source of clean, emission-free, baseload energy, the HPM will provide crucial independent power for military installations; heat, steam and electricity for mining operations; and electricity for local infrastructure and clean water processes in communities around the globe.

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