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INTERVIEW: $HPQ.ca Discusses 1,900 % Increase In Total Mass Of Silicon Metal Produced By Gen2 PUREVAP

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:50 AM on Friday, February 16th, 2018

HPQ Silicon $HPQ.ca Reports 1,900 % Increase In Total Mass Of Silicon Metal Produced By Gen2 PUREVAP Versus Baseline Gen1 Result $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $NEP

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:26 AM on Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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  • 1,900 % Increase In Total Mass Of Silicon Metal Produced By Gen2 PUREVAP Versus Baseline Gen1 Result
  • Total mass of Si produced during Gen2 test #007 was 28.1 grams; 20 times greater than the baseline Gen1 test #63 result of 1.4 grams and 1.4 times greater than Gen2 test # 003 result of 19.9 grams1;

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Feb. 15, 2018) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to inform shareholders that PyroGenesis Canada Inc (PyroGenesis) has submitted an updated progress report on the ongoing Gen2 PUREVAPTM Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR”) test work. The Gen2 PUREVAP™ process improvements and design modifications continue to produce very encouraging results.

GEN2 AN INVALUABLE BENCH TEST PLATFORM TO COMMERCIAL SCALABILITY OF PUREVAP™ QRR

Increasing yield (Si quantity) and Production Yield of Gen2 PUREVAP™ are key objectives of the ongoing program. The results include the latest tests completed, which attained the following key milestones:

  • Total mass of Si produced during Gen2 test #007 was 28.1 grams; 20 times greater than the baseline Gen1 test #63 result of 1.4 grams and 1.4 times greater than Gen2 test # 003 result of 19.9 grams1;
  • Gen2 test #007 28.1 grams is the highest quantity of Si produced to date: 3.2 times greater than the best results of 8.8 grams from Gen1 test #322;
  • Gen2 test #007 achieved a Production Yield3 of 13.4%, the highest to date: ten times greater than baseline Gen1 test #63 Production Yield of 1.3% and 1.8 times greater than Gen2 test # 003 Production Yield of 7.4%;

PRODUCTION YIELD A KEY CONTRIBUTING FACTOR THE FINAL PURITY

Gen1 testing confirmed the key relationship between production yield and purity (November 1 2017 release) and from these results and ongoing tests PyroGenesis extrapolated as follows:

  1. These results support the expectation that under a semi-continuous PUREVAPTM process, assuming standard production yield of 90%, it would be possible to transform Quartz (SiO2) into Silicon Metal (Si) with purity levels acceptable to the solar industry (4N+ or 99.998% Si)(4);
  2. The positive correlation between production yield, purity, and PUREVAPTM QRR reactor size is optimized with a 50 Tonne per year reactor;
  3. The Gen2 PUREVAP™ reactor capacity has limited achievable production yield at 15% (± 3%).

IMPLEMENTING ADDITIONAL METHODS TO INCREASE PURITY BECOMES KEY FOCUS

With the Gen2 reactor now operating within the 90th percentile of its achievable production yield, test work in the current phase will concentrate on establishing a repeatable process at maximum yield prior to moving on to implementing and testing additional pathways to increase the final purity of the Si produced.

Purity of Gen 2 test #007 material was analyzed at (CM)2 (École Polytechnique de Montréal) using the SEM-EDS method(5) and result confirmed, as expected, the production of 99.9+% pure Si, using low purity feedstock, 98.84% SiO2.

Subsequent Si produced will be sent to outside laboratories for bulk purity analysis using ICP-OES (inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry). In this area, the expertise of Apollon Solar will be a great advantage given their long track record of conducting these types of tests for material very similar to the one currently being produced by the Company.

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated, “Our methodical approach is yielding exciting results and the Gen2 is proving to be an invaluable bench test platform for testing new design and process improvements prior to the final design and assembly of the pilot plant equipment later this year. Our objective for 2018 continue to be building on our technical successes as we get ready to commence the Pilot Plant phase with our ‘Solar Silicon Team’ of Pyrogenesis and Apollon Solar, as well as, building market awareness of our progress and plans. With every successful milestone, we are de-risking our project, while our ongoing tests are providing valuable information to implement the adjustments needed to produce the Solar Grade Silicon Metal necessary for the manufacture of multi and monocrystalline solar cells for high performance photovoltaic conversion.”

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1107173_HPQ_L.jpg

KEY MILESTONES MOVING FORWARD

Milestones of the GEN2 PUREVAP™ program in 2018 are:

  • Tapping Silicon Metal from the Gen 2 PUREVAP™;
  • Increasing Production Yield of Gen 2 PUREVAP™ over multiple test cycles from high grade feedstock;
  • Testing the Purity of the Si produced and implementing additional methods to increase the final purity of the Si produced;
  • Testing electrical parameters of the High Purity Si;
  • Provide additional data to calculate the economics of PUREVAP™ QRR.
  • Adapt the methods and processes developed in GEN2 PUREVAPTM to the final design and assembly of the Pilot Plant equipment.

Pierre Carabin, Eng., M. Eng., has reviewed and approved the technical content of this press release.

This Press Release Is Available On The Company’s CEO Verified Discussion Forum, A Moderated Social Media Platform That Enables Civilized Discussion and Q&A Between Management and Shareholders.

https://agoracom.com/ir/HPQ-SiliconResources/forums/discussion

La version française du communiqué de presse est disponible sur http://www.hpqsilicon.com

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. is a TSX-V listed resource company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Purity, Solar Grade Silicon Metal (SoG Si) producer and a manufacturer of multi and monocrystalline solar cells of the P and N types, required for production of high performance photovoltaic conversion.

HPQ goal is to develop, in collaboration with industry leaders that are experts in their fields of interest, the innovative metallurgical PUREVAP™ “Quartz Reduction Reactors (QRR)” process (patent pending), which will permit production of the highest efficiency SoG Si. The pilot plant equipment that will validate the commercial potential of the process is on schedule for 2018.

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

(1) Evaluating the progression of the Gen2 PUREVAP™ reactor requires a baseline Gen1 result and similar testing conditions for the Gen 2 tests.

(2) Since the tests were done under different reactor operating conditions, the results are nice to know, but not material for the program

(3) Production Yield is the conversion efficiency of Quartz into Silicon Metal of the process

(4) Pyrogenesis Canada Inc. Technical Memo: “TM-2017-830 REV 00, – Final Report-Silicon Metal Purity Enhancement”

(5) Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy Detection limit 1000 ppm, a 100% Si = Purity of 3N+ (99.9+%)

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.
Bernard J. Tourillon
Chairman and CEO
(514) 907-1011

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.
Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com

HPQ Silicon Resources $HPQ.ca Provides Beauce #Gold Fields Spin-out Update

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:54 PM on Thursday, February 8th, 2018

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  • Spin-out of gold assets to Beauce Gold Field by way of a court-approved Plan of Arrangement (the Plan) has reached a new threshold
  • Plan will subject to the approval of the company’s shareholders at the next Annual General and Special Meeting, subject to a Final Court approval.

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC–(Feb. 8, 2018) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to inform shareholders that the spin-out of gold assets to Beauce Gold Field (¨BGF¨) by way of a court-approved Plan of Arrangement (the Plan) has reached a new threshold.

Patrick Levasseur of HPQ Silicon stated, “Following the strong support we received from the community for the Beauce Gold Field project, we are eager to move the spin-out forward as soon as possible.” Mr Levasseur further stated “After more than a century of major historical placer gold mining in the Beauce, the time has come to find an answer as to where did the placer gold come from and to explore for a hard rock gold deposit”

Beauce Gold Fields Spinout to be done by Plan of Arrangement

As previously announced last August 15, 2017, the Company is proceeding with the spinout of its gold assets to the Beauce Gold Fields Inc subsidiary, by way of a court-approved Plan of Arrangement and a proposed listing on the TSX-Venture Exchange. The Plan will subject to the approval of the company’s shareholders at the next Annual General and Special Meeting, subject to a Final Court approval.

The Company has retained the services of legal and Fairness opinion advisors. Various property agreements have been signed between HPQ and BGF regarding projects, mining claims, certain rights and royalty agreements that will only become effective if BGF successfully becomes a TSX-V public listed company.

Upon reception of the final Court approval the board of HPQ will determine date of record, for distribution of BGF shares as a dividend, subject to the approval of the TSX-V.

Further details and updates will be provided to shareholders and other stakeholders via news releases only.

About Beauce Gold Fields

BGF is a wholly owned subsidiary of HPQ Silicon. It is in the process of “Spinning Out” its gold assets into BGF, a new public junior gold company, subject to approval by TSX-V.

The Beauce Gold Fields project is a unique, historically prolific gold property located in the municipality of Saint-Simon-les-Mines in the Beauce region of Southern Quebec. Comprising of a block of 152 claims 100% owned by HPQ, the project area hosts a six kilometre long unconsolidated gold-bearing sedimentary unit (a lower saprolite and an upper brown diamictite). The gold in saprolite indicates a close proximity to a bedrock source of gold, providing possible further exploration discoveries. The property was also hosts numerous historical gold mines that were active from 1860s to the 1960s.(see HPQ SEDAR-filed report)

A Beauce Gold Fields presentation is available. It can be downloaded via link below
http://www.hpqsilicon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/BGF-Presentation-V-Jul-2017.pdf

This news release is available on the company’s CEO Verified Discussion Forum, a moderated social media platform that enables civilized discussion and Q&A between Management and Shareholders. Powered by Agoracom.

Other Corporate issues:

In accordance with the agreement between HPQ-Silicon and AGORACOM (see HPQ (Uragold) press releases July 18, 2014 and April 15, 2016), extended by both Parties for additional periods ending July 15, 2018 under the same terms and conditions, on January 25, 2018, HPQ-Silicon Board has approved the issuance of 166,176 common shares at a deemed price of $0.085 per share to pay $14,125 for services rendered during the period from July 16, 2017, ending October 15, 2017. Furthermore, HPQ Board has also approved the issuance of 117,708 common shares at a deemed price of $0.12 per share to pay $14,125 for services rendered during the period from October 16, 2017, ending January 15, 2018.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. is a TSX-V listed resource company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Purity, Solar Grade Silicon Metal (SoG Si) producer and a manufacturer of multi and monocrystalline solar cells of the P and N types, required for production of high performance photovoltaic conversion.

HPQ goal is to develop, in collaboration with industry leaders that are experts in their fields of interest, the innovative metallurgical PUREVAP™ “Quartz Reduction Reactors (QRR)” process (patent pending), which will permit production of the highest efficiency SoG Si. The pilot plant equipment that will validate the commercial potential of the process is on schedule for 2018.

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Shares outstanding: 192,679,213

Bernard J. Tourillon
Chairman and CEO
(514) 907-1011

Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com

INTERVIEW: $HPQ.ca Receives 100% Access to Private Properties with Strong Local Support For Beauce Gold Field Project

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:08 PM on Thursday, January 25th, 2018

$HPQ.ca Beauce #Gold Field Project Granted 100% Access to Private Properties on Strong Local Support

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:34 AM on Thursday, January 25th, 2018

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  • Company has successfully completed its first social acceptability campaign in the municipality of St-Simon-Les-Mines in the Beauce region of Quebec
  • As per Article 65 of Quebec’s new mining law
    • HPQ required written permission from 24 individual private property owners, representing 32 different real estate lots, before being allowed access to their property to complete last year’s geophysics exploration program
  • HPQ launched and executed a successful awareness program in the area, obtaining the required written permission from all the private property owners.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Jan. 25, 2018) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to inform shareholders that the company has successfully completed its first social acceptability campaign in the municipality of St-Simon-Les-Mines in the Beauce region of Quebec.

HIGH SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY: 100% ACCESS TO PRIVATE PROPERTY GRANTED

As per Article 65 of Quebec’s new mining law, HPQ required written permission from 24 individual private property owners, representing 32 different real estate lots, before being allowed access to their property to complete last year’s geophysics exploration program and plan further mineral exploration work on the claims held by HPQ subsidiary, Beauce Gold Field Inc.

HPQ launched and executed a successful awareness program in the area, obtaining the required written permission from all the private property owners.

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated, “Uptaining 100% access is a testament to the social acceptability of the project and represents another milestone in the advancement of the Beauce Gold Field Inc spin out. Without social acceptability, completing the Spin out could have been compromised. Patrick Levasseur and his team did an incredible job presenting the potential benefits of the project to the local community.”

SUCCESSFUL TOWN HALL MEETING

In addition to one-on-one meetings with the 24 property owners, HPQ held a town hall meeting in Saint Simon-Les Mine on November 16, 2017. Over 70 local residents attended the “Chalet des Loisirs” to listen to HPQ President, Patrick Levasseur, speak for nearly three hours about the Company’s Beauce Gold Field project, answering questions and fully addressing peoples concerns.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.marketwire.com/library/20180125-891_Fig.jpg

Geologist Marc Richer-Laflèche and Louis-François Rinfret of the ¨Institut National de Recherches Scientifiques” (INRS) were also present to answer questions from attendees.

Mr. Levasseur’s presentation covered the town’s rich historical heritage as the site of Canada’s first gold rush and that, over one hundred years ago, it was the site of major placer gold mining activity. He explained that the company’s exploration main goal was locating the bedrock gold source of the historical placer gold deposits.

HPQ would like to take this opportunity to thank the Mayor of St-Simon-les-Mines, Mr. Martin St-Laurent, the town General Manager Mrs. Caroline Poulin and all the town’s people that came to out meeting. HPQ encourages all residents with further questions to contact Mr. Levasseur.

Patrick Levasseur of HPQ Silicon stated, “Its wonderful that the people of St-Simon-les-Mine share our enthusiasm for gold. We are grateful for their support and we are committed to include the community as we advance towards our goal of discovering a gold deposit”

About Beauce Gold Fields

Beauce Gold Fields Inc (BGF) is a wholly owned subsidiary of HPQ Silicon. HPQ is in the process of “Spinning Out” Beauce Gold Fields into a new publicly trading junior gold company which will apply for listing soon.

The Beauce Gold Fields project is a unique, historically prolific gold property located in the municipality of Saint-Simon-les-Mines in the Beauce region of Southern Quebec. Comprising of a block of 152 claims 100% owned by HPQ, the project area hosts a six kilometer long unconsolidated gold-bearing sedimentary unit (a lower saprolite and an upper brown diamictite). The gold in saprolite indicates a close proximity to a bedrock source of gold, providing possible further exploration discoveries. The property was also hosts numerous historical gold mines that were active from 1860s to the 1960s.

A Beauce Gold Fields presentation is available. It can be downloaded via link below
http://www.hpqsilicon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/BGF-Presentation-V-Jul-2017.pdf

This News Release is available on the company’s CEO Verified Discussion Forum, a moderated social media platform that enables civilized discussion and Q&A between Management and Shareholders.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. is a TSX-V listed resource company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Purity, Solar Grade Silicon Metal (SoG Si) producer and a manufacturer of multi and monocrystalline solar cells of the P and N types, required for production of high performance photovoltaic conversion.

HPQ goal is to develop, in collaboration with industry leaders that are experts in their fields of interest, the innovative metallurgical PUREVAP™ “Quartz Reduction Reactors (QRR)” process (patent pending), which will permit production of the highest efficiency SoG Si. The pilot plant equipment that will validate the commercial potential of the process is on schedule for 2018.

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Shares outstanding: 191,979,173

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.
Bernard J. Tourillon
Chairman and CEO
(514) 907-1011

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.
Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com

INTERVIEW: HPQ Silicon Resources $HPQ.ca Discusses Significant Gen 2 PURVAP Milestones / Achieving Significantly Higher Production Yield $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $NEP $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:59 PM on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Submits Gen 2 PUREVAP™ Progress Report to HPQ Silicon Resources $HPQ.ca Inc.; Confirms Higher Yield and Rate

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:44 AM on Monday, January 15th, 2018

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  • Gen 2 PUREVAP can operate semi-continuously as designed and under vacuum
  • Gen 2 PUREVAP provides a higher production yield and rate
  • 5.7 times more yield and 23 times more product

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V:PYR) (OTCQB:PYRNF), a high-tech company (the “Company” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to announce today that it has submitted to its client, HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ”), a report entitled “Project Progress on GEN 2 PUREVAP”.

This report gives a summary of the first five (5) tests on the Gen 2 PUREVAP tests.  The main results of these initial tests are:

  • The Gen 2 PUREVAP can operate semi-continuously as designed and under vacuum. To our knowledge, this is the first time that this has ever been achieved.
  • The Gen 2 PUREVAP provides a higher production yield and rate (5.7 times more yield and 23 times more product).
  • The heat efficiency of the GEN2 is much better than GEN1. GEN2 achieves higher temperatures (i.e. more heat goes towards the process rather than being lost to various system components) and which allows for higher rate silicon production reactions and higher product purity.

“These initial Gen 2 results confirm the hypothesis we formulated when we initially designed this new reactor for higher yield and better performance.  The results also provide confirmation of our design parameters for the upcoming pilot phase of the project,” said Pierre Carabin, CTO of PyroGenesis.  “The next step will be to continue increasing the amount of material produced with the goal of being able to extract liquid metal directly from the reactor in operation.”

PyroGenesis has been engaged by HPQ to demonstrate, on a laboratory scale, that the PUREVAP™ process can produce high purity silicon metal from quartz in a one step process. Pursuant to a Can$8.3 MM contract signed with HPQ in August 2016, PyroGenesis is designing, fabricating, assembling, commissioning and testing a PUREVAP™ pilot system to produce silicon metal directly from quartz. The aim of the Gen 2 PUREVAP™ metallurgical testing program is to confirm previous findings, and to allow for downstream product testing as final steps are being put in place to assemble the Pilot Plant.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. PyroGenesis provides technical and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, additive manufacturing (3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Its core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and technical services to the global marketplace. Its operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and have been ISO certified since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol:PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace (Ticker Symbol:PYRNF). For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com

 

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTC Markets Group Inc. accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

For further information: Rodayna Kafal, VP, Investor Relations and Communications, Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: ir@pyrogenesis.com or rkafal@pyrogenesis.com

HPQ Silicon Resources $HPQ.ca Progress Report Confirms That GEN 2 PUREVAP™ Can Successfully Operate Under Vacuum In Semi-Continuous Feed Mode $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $NEP

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:48 AM on Monday, January 15th, 2018

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  • Submitted a first progress report on results from the Gen 2 PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor test work
  • Gen 2 PUREVAP™ reactor is operating as designed, and yielding results that are in line with expectations
  • Extremely promising for the PUREVAP™ ongoing development as process improvements and design modifications continue to be implemented

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Jan. 15, 2018) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to inform shareholders that PyroGenesis Canada Inc (PyroGenesis) has submitted a first progress report on results from the Gen 2 PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR”) test work. The Gen 2 PUREVAP™ reactor is operating as designed, and yielding results that are in line with expectations. This is extremely promising for the PUREVAP™ ongoing development as process improvements and design modifications continue to be implemented.

GEN 2 PUREVAP(TM) in operation: Inside view of Reactor (Top)

 

GEN 2 PUREVAP(TM) in operation: Inside view of the Reactor, (Top-hole opened)

 

GEN 2 PUREVAP(TM) in operation: Isolated Si Chunk size comparison of samples produced by Gen 1 (Left) and Gen 2 (right)

GEN 2 RESULTS START DEMONSTRATING COMMERCIAL SCALABILITY OF PUREVAP™ QRR

Key milestones to date:

  • Gen 2 PUREVAP™ has operated in semi-continuous feed mode under vacuum, over ever increasing time intervals;
  • Gen 2 PUREVAP™ completed 4 operating feed cycles, over 10-12 hours of operation;
  • Gen 2 PUREVAP™ can reach and, more importantly, maintain, the temperature ranges required for optimum operational parameters;
  • Gen 2 PUREVAP™ is achieving significantly higher production yield 5.7 times more (+469%) and production rate 23 times more (+2,259 %) compared to peak Gen 1 PUREVAP™ performance under similar testing conditions.

Very promising output results have also been attained:

  • The largest individual sample of Si produced to date with the Gen 2 PUREVAP™ is 8.5 grams; 8 times more massive than the maximum produced with Gen 1 PUREVAP™;
  • The total mass of Si produced during one Gen 2 PUREVAP™ test is 11.5 times greater than the average of the top 20 GEN 1 PUREVAP™ tests.

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated, “Our methodical approach is producing exciting results as we successfully transition from a static lab scale under vacuum to a semi-continuous operating mode under vacuum, with enormous improvements in production. The market so far has not yet comprehended the scope of what has been accomplished, in the lab, and in our breakthrough agreement with Apollon Solar announced in December. Our objective in 2018 is to continue to build on our technical successes and commence the Pilot Plant phase with our ‘Solar Silicon Team’ of PyroGenesis and Apollon Solar, and to build market awareness. The addition of Apollon Solar to our technical team will allow further refinements to the silicon purification and testing of the numerous process improvements now planned for the Pilot Plant. We have started de-risking our project and our ongoing tests are providing valuable information as we continue to implement the adjustments needed to produce the Solar Grade Silicon Metal that will allow the manufacturing of multi and monocrystalline solar cells for high performance photovoltaic conversion.”

“We are pleased to join HPQ in announcing this significant milestone with respect to the scaling up of the PUREVAP™ process,” said P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “PyroGenesis has a track record of successfully taking new concepts from lab to commercialization. This is clearly demonstrated by our PAWDS waste destruction technology, which has been adopted by the US Navy, and more recently our proprietary Drosrite system, which has become a commercial phenomenon in its own right. We believe that simultaneously converting Quartz into High Purity Silicon Metal using a plasma arc within a vacuum furnace in a semi-continuous feeding mode is the beginning of another such success.”

KEY MILESTONES MOVING FORWARD

Milestones of the GEN 2 PUREVAP™ program in 2018 are:

  • Tapping Silicon Metal from the Gen 2 PUREVAP™;
  • Increasing production yield of Gen 2 PUREVAP™ over multiple test cycles from low grade feedstock;
  • Increasing production yield of Gen 2 PUREVAP™ over multiple test cycles from high grade feedstock;
  • Testing the Purity of the Si produced and implement additional methods to increase the final purity of the Si produced;
  • Testing electrical parameters of the High Purity Si;
  • Provide data to demonstrate the economics of PUREVAP™ QRR;
  • Adapt the methods and processes developed in GEN 2 PUREVAP™ to the final design and assembly of the Pilot Plant equipment.

Pierre Carabin, Eng., M. Eng., has reviewed and approved the technical content of this press release.

This Press Release Is Available On The Company’s CEO Verified Discussion Forum, A Moderated Social Media Platform That Enables Civilized Discussion and Q&A Between Management and Shareholders. La version française du communiqué de presse est disponible sur http://www.hpqsilicon.com.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. is a TSX-V listed resource company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Purity, Solar Grade Silicon Metal (SoG Si) producer and a manufacturer of multi and monocrystalline solar cells of the P and N types, required for production of high performance photovoltaic conversion.

HPQ goal is to develop, in collaboration with industry leaders that are experts in their fields of interest, the innovative metallurgical PUREVAP™ “Quartz Reduction Reactors (QRR)” process (patent pending), which will permit production of the highest efficiency SoG Si. The pilot plant equipment that will validate the commercial potential of the process is on schedule for 2018.

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Shares outstanding: 191,979,173

 

Contact Information

 

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.
Bernard J. Tourillon
Chairman and CEO
(514) 907-1011

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.
Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com

 

Global #Solar Demand Monitor: Q4 2017 $HPQ.ca $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $NEP

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:32 PM on Friday, December 29th, 2017
  • Global solar market will hit almost 100 GW in 2017, up 12% on 2017 and another record high
  • Market will continue to grow to annual installations of over 120 GW by 2022
by Benjamin Attia, Manan Parikh, Tom Heggarty

The global solar market will hit almost 100 GW in 2017, up 12% on 2017 and another record high. The market will continue to grow to annual installations of over 120 GW by 2022. Outside of China, competitive auctions are driving installations in many developed and emerging markets. A resurgence of European demand in 2018 will bring 43% annual growth as Latin American demand more than doubles in the same year.

Global PV Demand, 2007-2022E

The Global Solar Demand Monitor is a quarterly report that provides insight into major developments for the global solar landscape, offering an assessment of the trajectory and key trends in the global market and providing scenario-based demand forecasts, insights on project pipelines, financing conditions, and supply-chain dynamics at the regional and country level. The analysis spans across market segments – residential, commercial, industrial and utility-scale – and includes deep-dive analyses on each regional market.

This report is part of GTM Research’s Global Downstream Solar Service, an annual subscription that analyzes the demand drivers, policies and risks that shape global solar markets. It enables companies to be successful in navigating the global market today, and anticipate trends in the future.

Source: https://www.greentechmedia.com/research/report/global-solar-demand-monitor-q4-2017

$HPQ.ca Senior Management and One Director Increases Their Holding in HPQ Silicon by 2,587,000 Million Shares Through Warrant Exercises $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $NEP

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:51 AM on Friday, December 29th, 2017

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  • Announced that between October 1 and December 29 2017, $ 441,000 was raised through warrant exercises that included the 6,125,000 warrant expiring on December 29, 2017
  • HPQ Chairman and CEO increase his holding in HPQ by 1,100,000 shares, HPQ President and COO by 687,000 shares, HPQ CFO by 100,000 shares and one director by 700,000 shares

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC–(Dec. 29, 2017) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (HPQ) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to announce that between October 1 and December 29 2017, $ 441,000 was raised through warrant exercises that included the 6,125,000 warrant expiring on December 29, 2017. Specifically HPQ Chairman and CEO increase his holding in HPQ by 1,100,000 shares, HPQ President and COO by 687,000 shares, HPQ CFO by 100,000 shares and one director by 700,000 shares.

Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated:

“Our decision to invest significant funds into HPQ demonstrates our belief in the potential of the innovative metallurgical production of Solar Silicon using PUREVAP. The addition of Apollon’s expertise to the knowledge of Pyrogenesis will take our development efforts of the GEN 2 PUREVAP and Pilot Plant to the forefront of innovative development in the solar industry.”

Options distribution

The Corporation has granted 3,500,000 stock options to Members of Board, Officers and to a consultant of the Corporation. The stock options are exercisable for a period ending December 29, 2022, at an exercise price of $0.12 per share.

The options have been granted under and are subject to the terms and conditions of the Company’s Stock Option Plan.

This News Release is available on the company’s CEO Verified Discussion Forum, a moderated social media platform that enables civilized discussion and Q&A between Management and Shareholders.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. is a TSX-V listed resource company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Purity, Solar Grade Silicon Metal (SoG Si) producer and a manufacturer of multi and monocrystalline solar cells of the P and N types, required for high performance photovoltaic conversion.

HPQ goal is to develop, in collaboration with industry leaders that are experts in their fields of interest, the innovative metallurgical PUREVAP™ “Quartz Reduction Reactors (QRR)” process (patent pending), which will permit it to produce in one step SoG Si. The start of the pilot plant that will validate the commercial potential of the process is planned for 2018.

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Shares outstanding: 191,979,173

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.
Bernard J. Tourillon
Chairman and CEO
(514) 907-1011

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.
Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com