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HPQ Silicon $HPQ.ca Well-Funded to Accelerate Leading Nano Silicon Initiatives for Batteries and Other Renewable Energy Applications for 2020 and Beyond $PYR.ca $DUK $XEL $NEE

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:05 AM on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
  • Announced that since the start of June 2020, the Company has raised over $1,452,401 through the exercise of various financial instruments.
  • During the period ended June 30, 2020, $182,277 was raised, at an average price of $0.122 per share, through the exercise of 1,087,000 warrants, 178,000 broker warrants and 175,000 broker units.
  • Furthermore, since the start of Q3 another $1,270,124 was raised, at an average price of $0.121 per share, through the exercise of 7,959,588 warrants, 81,430 brokers warrant and 2,400,000 options.
  • During the same period the 11,881,738 financial instruments were exercise, HPQ traded 156,507,300 shares for a value of $55,789,137 at an average price of $0.356.
  • While the volume generated represented 60% of HPQ outstanding shares, the shares issued on exercise represented only 7.6% of the trading volume.

MONTREAL, Aug. 12, 2020 — HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ” or the “Company”) TSX-V: HPQ; FWB: UGEOther OTC : URAGF; is pleased to announced that since the start of June 2020, the Company has raised over $1,452,401 through the exercise of various financial instruments.

During the period ended June 30, 2020, $182,277 was raised, at an average price of $0.122 per share, through the exercise of 1,087,000 warrants, 178,000 broker warrants and 175,000 broker units. Furthermore, since the start of Q3 another $1,270,124 was raised, at an average price of $0.121 per share, through the exercise of 7,959,588 warrants, 81,430 brokers warrant and 2,400,000 options.

During the same period the 11,881,738 financial instruments were exercise, HPQ traded 156,507,300 shares for a value of $55,789,137 at an average price of $0.356. While the volume generated represented 60% of HPQ outstanding shares, the shares issued on exercise represented only 7.6% of the trading volume.

Presently HPQ cash on hand, liquid investment in public companies, and cash reserved for the PUREVAPTM QRR pilot plant project, total $4,725,221. In addition, the $11,482,557 cash value of outstanding in the money warrants and options, (80% of those are owned by PyroGenesis, Investisement Québec (IQ), insiders and strategic investors), provides HPQ access to over $16M. This is enough sources of funds to develop, to commercial scale, the game changing PUREVAP™ family of processes HPQ is developing with Pyrogenesis namely:

  • The PUREVAP™ “Quartz Reduction Reactors” (QRR), an innovative process (patent pending), which will permit the one step transformation of quartz (SiO2) into high purity silicon (Si) at reduced costs, energy input, and carbon footprint that will propagate its considerable renewable energy potential; and
  • The PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR), a new proprietary process that use PUREVAPTM QRR silicon (Si) as feedstock, to make spherical silicon nanopowders and nanowires.”

“Since the start of the year, HPQ has made great strides toward its goal of becoming a leader in the field of Nano silicon materials production, and we very grateful for the market support we have received over the last few months and the resultant financings.” said Bernard Tourillon, President & CEO of HPQ Silicon. “Our PUREVAPTM processes open up unique multibillion-dollar business opportunity for HPQ and PyroGenesis, as we strive to deliver the critical and economically viable Silicon nano- materials required by the surging Li-ion battery market and other large renewable energy markets.”

POTENTIAL OF OUR PUREVAPTM NANO SILICON (Si) REACTOR GETTING NOTICED

The PUREVAPTM NSiR process is purposely being developed to address the fact that current manufacturing processes to make Nano Silicon (Si) Powders are not very scalable and simply too expensive to be commercially feasible, requiring up to US$ 30,000/kg1 selling prices to justify production. HPQ and partner Pyrogenesis are working to develop commercially scalable Nano Silicon powder production and have caught the attention of significant industry players. The company continues to evaluate and discuss potential opportunities under Confidentiality Agreements and cannot provide further commentary at this time.

About Silicon

Silicon (Si), also known as silicon metal, is one of today’s strategic materials needed to fulfil the Renewable Energy Revolution (“RER”) presently under way. Silicon does not exist in its pure state; it must be extracted from quartz (SiO2), in what has historically been a capital and energy intensive process.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (TSX-V: HPQ) is a Canadian producer of Innovative Silicon Solutions, based in Montreal,  building a portfolio of unique high value specialty silicon products needed for the coming RER.

Working with PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSX-V: PYR), a high-tech company that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma – based processes, HPQ is developing:

  • The PUREVAPTM “Quartz Reduction Reactors” (QRR), an innovative process (patent pending), which will permit the one step transformation of quartz (SiO2) into high purity silicon (Si) at reduced costs, energy input, and carbon footprint that will propagate its considerable renewable energy potential;
     
    • HPQ believes it will become the lowest cost (Capex and Opex) producer of silicon (Si) and high purity silicon metal (3N – 4N Si);
  • The PUREVAPTM Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR), a new proprietary process that can use different purities of silicon (Si) as feedstock, to make spherical silicon nanopowders and nanowires;
    • HPQ believes it can also become the lowest cost manufacturer of spherical Si nanopowders and silicon-based composites needed by manufacturers of next-generation lithium-ion batteries;
    • During the coming months, spherical Si nanopowders and nanowires silicon-based composite samples requested by industry participants and research institutions’ will be produced using PUREVAPTM SiNR.

HPQ is also working with industry leader Apollon Solar of France to:

  • Use their patented process and develop a capability to produce commercially porous silicon (Si) wafers and porous silicon (Si) powders;
    • The collaboration will allow HPQ to become the lowest cost producer of porous silicon wafers for all-solid -state batteries and porous silicon powders for Li-ion batteries.
    • The plan is to deliver porous Si wafer to a battery manufacturer (under NDA) for testing in 2020.

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. 

Disclaimers:

The Corporation’s interest in developing the PUREVAP™ QRR and any projected capital or operating cost savings associated with its development should not be construed as being related to the establishing the economic viability or technical feasibility of any of the Company’s Quartz Projects.

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 security’s 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.

For further information contact

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman, President and CEO Tel (514) 907-1011
Patrick Levasseur, Vice-President and COO Tel: (514) 262-9239
http://www.hpqsilicon.com Email: [email protected]

VIDEO: $HPQ.ca Silicon Signs 2nd NDA For Its #Silicon To Be Used In Energy Storage Application $PYR.ca $DUK $XEL $NEE

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:07 PM on Sunday, June 14th, 2020

When a globally renowned technology partner – who supplies plasma torch technology to US Aircraft Carriers – says the following about your company, you are forced to stand up and take notice:

“We never thought, when we first embarked on this project, that we would be developing game-changing technology sought after by the Lithium-ion battery market.”

– Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis Canada Inc. 
There is no shortage of small cap companies claiming they want to supply materials to the Lithium-Ion battery market …. but only one of them is pursuing the material that can increase capacity by as much as 10X ….. Silicon.  

HPQ Silicon (HPQ:TSXV) isn’t just pursuing Silicon, they are on the verge of providing the market with multiple high-value silicon products sought after by Corporations building the next generation of Lithium-ion batteries, including not one but TWO (2) undisclosed companies that are already under NDA with HPQ Silicon.

One of the best parts?  HPQ Silicon doesn’t have to worry about capital expenditure barriers that come with mining battery metals …. because Silicon is manufactured and HPQ has a patented process to manufacture Silicon at some of the lowest prices in the world.  A process that is fully funded all the way through to their pilot plant launching this year. 

If you believe in a future driven by electric vehicles and renewable energy, grab your favourite beverage and watch this video interview with CEO Bernard Tourillon.

Watch this interview or listen by Podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify or your favourite podcaster.

$HPQ.ca Silicon Enters Into Confidential Technical Discussions With an Advanced Material Developer Regarding Energy Storage Applications $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $PYR.ca $XMG.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:41 AM on Thursday, June 11th, 2020
  • HPQ has signed a non-disclosure agreement with an advanced materials developer for the purposes of exchanging technical information and sending silicon samples produced by the PUREVAP™Â Nano Silicon Reactor (NSIR) for energy storage applications testing
  • For industry competitive reasons, and according to the terms of the NDA, the identity of the advanced materials developer must remain confidential

MONTREAL, June 11, 2020 — HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ” or the “Company”) TSX-V: HPQ; FWB: UGE; Other OTC : URAGF; is pleased to announce that HPQ has signed a non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”) with an advanced materials developer for the purposes of exchanging technical information and sending silicon samples produced by the PUREVAP™Â Nano Silicon Reactor (NSIR) for energy storage applications testing. For industry competitive reasons, and according to the terms of the NDA, the identity of the advanced materials developer must remain confidential.

“This NDA is further indications that the game changing potential of the PUREVAP™ NSiR process we are developing with PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSX-V: PYR) is attracting interest from participants involved in the energy storage race. Being able to start technical discussions before producing samples is an incredible advantage, as it allows us to better match our material characteristics with what market participants are looking for,” said Bernard Tourillon, President and CEO HPQ Silicon. “Silicon’s potential to meet energy storage demand is undeniable and generating massive investments, and serious industry interest, so our timing could not be better. Suffice it to say, we are very pleased to continue attracting such early interest. However, I must caution investors that although this agreement does signal the interest in our unique products, we are still at the very preliminary stages and there is no guarantee that anything of commercial value will materialize from these efforts. It does however demonstrate the potential for new and exciting advances by HPQ in the silicon energy space.”

GAME CHANGING POTENTIAL OF OUR PUREVAP™ NANO SILICON (Si) REACTOR GETTING NOTICED

Nano Silicon (Si) Powders have been identified as the key element that will allow the manufacture of high-performance Li-ion batteries to deliver on the research promises of an almost tenfold (10x) increase in the specific capacity of the anode, inducing a 20-40% gain in the energy density of Li-ion batteries. The PUREVAP™ NSiR process is purposely being developed to address the fact that current manufacturing processes to make Nano Silicon (Si) Powders are not very scalable and simply too expensive to be commercially feasible, requiring up to US$ 30,000/kg1 selling prices to justify production.

GLOBAL ENERGY STORAGE MARKET READY TO EXPLODE

A recent report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewable’s Report projects that energy storage deployments are estimated to grow 1,300% from a 12 Gigawatt-hour market in 2018 to a 158 Gigawatt-hour market in 2024. Meanwhile, at current growth rates of 2% per year, global energy consumption will be an estimated 125,000 Terawatt-hours, which is 800,000 times more than the estimated storage capacity. An estimated US$71 billion in investments will be made into storage systems where batteries will make up the lion’s share of capital deployment

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1 Source: Quotation from a producer (Confidential), Media article

About Silicon

Silicon (Si), also known as silicon metal, is one of today’s strategic materials needed to fulfil the Renewable Energy Revolution (“RER”) presently under way. Silicon does not exist in its pure state; it must be extracted from quartz (SiO2), in what has historically been a capital and energy intensive process.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (TSX-V: HPQ) is a Canadian producer of Innovative Silicon Solutions, based in Montreal, building a portfolio of unique high value specialty silicon products needed for the coming RER.

Working with PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSX-V: PYR), a high-tech company that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma – based processes, HPQ is developing:

  • The PUREVAP™ â€œQuartz Reduction Reactors” (QRR), an innovative process (patent pending), which will permit the one step transformation of quartz (SiO2) into high purity silicon (Si) at reduced costs, energy input, and carbon footprint that will propagate its considerable renewable energy potential;
    °  HPQ believes it will become the lowest cost (Capex and Opex) producer of silicon (Si) and high purity silicon metal (3N – 4N Si);
  • The PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR), a new proprietary process that can use different purities of silicon (Si) as feedstock, to make spherical silicon nanopowders and nanowires;
    °  HPQ believes it can also become the lowest cost manufacturer of spherical Si nanopowders and silicon-based composites needed by manufacturers of next-generation lithium-ion batteries;
    °  During the coming months, spherical Si nanopowders and nanowires silicon-based composite samples requested by industry participants and research institutions’ will be produced using PUREVAP™ SiNR.

HPQ is also working with industry leader Apollon Solar of France to:

  • Use their patented process and develop a capability to produce commercially porous silicon (Si) wafers and porous silicon (Si) powders;
    °  The collaboration will allow HPQ to become the lowest cost producer of porous silicon wafers for all-solid-state batteries and porous silicon powders for Li-ion batteries.
    °  The plan is to deliver porous Si wafer to a battery manufacturer (under NDA) for testing in 2020.

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. 

Disclaimers:

The Corporation’s interest in developing the PUREVAP™ QRR and any projected capital or operating cost savings associated with its development should not be construed as being related to the establishing the economic viability or technical feasibility of any of the Company’s Quartz Projects.

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 security’s 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.

For further information contact

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman, President and CEO Tel (514) 907-1011
Patrick Levasseur, Vice-President and COO Tel: (514) 262-9239
http://www.hpqsilicon.com Email: [email protected]

VIDEO: $HPQ.ca Silicon Launches Missile At Graphite, With Potential To Replace Graphite In Lithium-Ion Batteries $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $PYR.ca $XMG.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:36 PM on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

There is no other way to say it.  HPQ Silicon (HPQ:TSXV) just took a direct shot at graphite by stating Silicon Material Produced With It’s Process Offers Promising Potential to Replace Graphite in Lithium-ion Batteries.

The statement is sure to draw significant fire from the multitude of graphite juniors and proponents of graphite as the primary material in the lithium-ion anode, who vastly outnumber the number of silicon proponents in the junior market.  

According to HPQ CEO, Bernard Tourillon, graphite anodes are consistent performers, however, their limited energy capacity makes them ill-suited as the long term global answer to skyrocketing demand for electric vehicles. Silicon anodes, on the other hand, absorb far more lithium than their graphite counterparts, offering a substantial improvement in battery efficiency.

Tourillon isn’t just spinning a story.  His claims are backed by hard facts and science.  He does agree, however, that Silicon has not been able to go mainstream due to swelling and cracking issues – but according to HPQ – these latest promising results represent a step forward in that solving that problem.  

With HPQ already under NDA with a battery manufacturer, Tourillon’s claims carry even greater weight.  If HPQ can deliver, he may very well knock graphite off its perch single-handedly.  

Watch this interview to hear what Tourillon has to further say on the subject, which will also undoubtedly serve as the basis for heated debate between HPQ and the graphite world for months to come.  To the winner the spoils …. and Tourillon believes strongly that HPQ will prevail.  

Ding Ding.  Let the battle begin.

Silicon Material Produced With GEN2 PUREVAP™ Offers Promising Potential to Replace Graphite in Lithium-ion Batteries $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $PYR.ca $XMG.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:18 AM on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
  • Provided update on promising results emanating from electrochemical performance tests performed on materials produced with our GEN2 PUREVAPTM Quartz Reduction Reactor
  • Material produced with the GEN2 PUREVAPTM QRR, demonstrated its potential to advantageously replace graphite in Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries while limiting the disadvantages inherent to silicon anodes

MONTREAL, April 15, 2020  — HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.  (“HPQ” or the “Company”) TSX-V: HPQ; FWB: UGE; Other OTC : URAGF; would like to update its shareholders on promising results emanating from electrochemical performance tests performed on materials produced with our GEN2 PUREVAPTM Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR”).

Recently, tests conducted at the Institut National de Recherche Scientifique (INRS), on material produced with the GEN2 PUREVAPTM QRR (“GEN2”), demonstrated its potential to advantageously replace graphite in Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries while limiting the disadvantages inherent to silicon anodes.

“While preliminary, the results obtained are very promising and validate our decision to focus our efforts on upstream production of materials needed to make the silicon-based anodes for high-density lithium-ion battery using material produced by our PUREVAPTM RRQ process as feed stock,” said Bernard Tourillon, President and CEO HPQ Silicon. “Interest in Silicon Metal’s potential to contribute to energy storage demand is undeniable and generating massive investments, as well as serious industry interest.”

SILICON (Si), A SUPERIOR ANODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES VERSUS GRAPHITE

Silicon (Si) is a very promising anode material for Li-ion batteries because it’s theoretical gravimetric capacity (storage capacity in (mAh) per g of material) and volumetric capacity (storage capacity in (mAh) per cm3 of material) are significantly higher than graphite, the material currently used in commercial Li-ion batteries.  While resolving silicon swelling and cracking during the lithiation phase1 represents a significant challenge in order to achieve a comparable cyclage stability to graphite, the reference anode material of Li-ion batteries, the promising results obtained represent a step forward in that direction.

The tests on material produced with the GEN2 are part of a series of initiatives being undertaken by HPQ in order to become a producer of silicon (Si) materials suitable for the next generation Li-Ion batteries.  The tests were completed at the Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications (EMT) of the INRS by Professor Lionel ROUÉ under an NSERC Engage Grant and a NSERC Engage plus Grant.

The exact composition of the material produced with the GEN2 as well as how the electrodes used in the tests were prepared are trade secrets of HPQ.  HPQ will take the necessary steps to protect this invention.  As part of this research project, HPQ retains all intellectual property rights in relation to this invention.

SILICON (Si) FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES: A GROWING MARKET

A recent report by Wood Mackenzie Power projects that energy storage deployments are estimated to grow +1,300% from a 12 Gigawatt-hour market in 2018 to a 158 Gigawatt-hour market in 2024.  This is why, despite the low utilization rate of silicon-based powders in current Li-ion batteries, demand for silicon (Si) based powders is estimated to represent an addressable market of US $ 1B by 20222 expanding at a CAGR of 38.9% between 2019 – 2024.

About Silicon

Silicon (Si), also known as silicon metal, is one of today’s strategic materials needed to fulfil the Renewable Energy Revolution (“RER”) presently under way. Silicon does not exist in its pure state; it must be extracted from quartz (SiO2), in what has historically been a capital and energy intensive process.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (TSX-V: HPQ) is building a portfolio of unique high value silicon products needed for the RER.

Working with PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSX-V: PYR), a high-tech company that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma – based processes, HPQ is developing:

  • The PUREVAPTM “Quartz Reduction Reactors” (QRR), an innovative process (patent pending), which will permit the one step transformation of quartz (SiO2) into high purity silicon (Si) at reduced costs, energy input, and carbon footprint that will propagate its considerable renewable energy potential;
    • HPQ is in the process of becoming the lowest cost (Capex and Opex) producer of silicon (Si) and high purity silicon (3N – 4N Si);
  • The PUREVAPTM Silicon Nano Reactor (SiNR), a new proprietary process that can uses different purities of silicon (Si) as feedstock, to make spherical silicon nanopowders and nanowires;
    • HPQ objective is to become the lowest cost manufacturer of spherical Si nanopowders and silicon-based composites needed by all the manufacturers of next-generation lithium-ion batteries;
    • During the coming months, spherical Si nanopowders and nanowires silicon-based composites samples requested by industry participants and research institutions’ will be produced using the newly upgraded Gen2 PUREVAPTM SiNR.

HPQ is also working with industry leader Apollon Solar of France to:

  • Use their patented process and develop a capability to produce commercially porous silicon (Si) wafers and porous silicon (Si) powders;
    • The collaboration will allow HPQ to become the lowest cost producer of porous silicon wafers for all-solid -state batteries and porous silicon powders for Li-ion batteries.
    • The plan is to deliver porous Si wafer to a battery manufacturer (under NDA) for testing in 2020.

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. 

Disclaimers:

The Corporation’s interest in developing the PUREVAP™ QRR and any projected capital or operating cost savings associated with its development should not be construed as being related to the establishing the economic viability or technical feasibility of any of the Company’s Quartz Projects.

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 security’s 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.

For further information contact

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman, President and CEO Tel (514) 907-1011
Patrick Levasseur, Vice-President and COO Tel: (514) 262-9239
http://www.hpqsilicon.com Email: [email protected]

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1 The incorporation of lithium into an electrode in a lithium-ion battery
2 Source Marketandmakerts.com

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9f7a4003-c0f6-4b77-b885-6e2b6138f49c

Silicon Vs Graphite
Gravimetric and Volumetric Capacity Silicon Versus Graphite

Work on PUREVAP #Silicon Metal Nano Reactor Continues as $HPQ.ca Provides Update on COVID-19 Outbreak Impact $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $PYR.ca $XMG.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:01 AM on Monday, March 30th, 2020
  • Work will continue with respect to activities in which social distancing and best health practices can be observed, such as developing the new PUREVAP™Â Silicon Metal Nano Reactor, (PUREVAP™Â SiNR).

MONTREAL, March 30, 2020  — HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ” or the “Company”) TSX-V: HPQ; FWB: UGE; Other OTC : URAGF; would like to inform shareholders that in response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, HPQ and its partners PyroGenesis in Montreal, and Apollon in France, and suppliers are respecting the health and safety of employees by encouraging employees to isolate, and work from home as much as possible.  Given the severity of the outbreak and continuing uncertainty regarding the duration and business impact of the virus, the start of the Gen3 Pilot Plant commissioning and testing program is being postponed until further notice.  However, work will continue with respect to activities in which social distancing and best health practices can be observed, such as developing the new PUREVAP™Â Silicon Metal Nano Reactor, (PUREVAP™Â SiNR).

BATTERY INDUSTRY INTEREST IN HPQ CONTINUES TO REMAIN STRONG

Despite the current circumstances, battery industry participants continue to inquire and demonstrate strong interest in our future upstream production capabilities.  Specifically, we are seeing meaningful interest in using our PUREVAP™ RRQ Silicon Metal (Si) as feed stock to manufacture:

So much so that, as soon as possible once the COVID-19 business interruption ends, our primary focus will be on manufacturing sufficient quantities of material to deliver samples to battery manufacturers and research centres. Only once these goals have been attained will we re-deploy assets to the Gen3 Pilot Plant commissioning and testing program. This is the level of importance of this initiative.

“The COVID-19 outbreak, possible recession and low oil prices don’t change the long-term cyclical movement of the Renewable Energy Revolution (“RER”).  HPQ is building a portfolio of unique High Value Silicon Metal products needed for the RER and the short-term business interruption we are experiencing has no bearing on the long-term potential of what we are doing. The continued interest in HPQ from the battery industry despite COVID-19 interruptions provides unequivocal evidence of this,” said Bernard Tourillon, President and CEO HPQ Silicon.  â€œInterest in the potential for Silicon Metal’s potential to contribute to energy storage demand is undeniable and generating massive investments, as well as, serious industry interest. This was true before the COVID-19 outbreak and will be true after.”

About Silicon Metal

Silicon Metal (Si) is one of today’s strategic material needed to fulfil the renewable energy revolution presently under way. Silicon does not exist in its pure state; it must be extracted from quartz (SiO2), in what has historically been a costly and energy intensive process.  

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (TSX-V: HPQ) is developing, with PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSX-V: PYR), a high-tech company that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma – based processes, the innovative PUREVAP™ â€œQuartz Reduction Reactors” (QRR), a process (patent pending), which will permit the One Step transformation of Quartz (SiO2) into High Purity Silicon (Si) at reduced costs, energy input, and carbon footprint that will propagate its considerable renewable energy potential.

HPQ, working with PyroGenesis, is also developing the PUREVAP™ Silicon Metal Nano Reactor (SiNR). This is a proprietary process that uses different purities of Silicon Metal (SI as feedstock), melts them into liquid Si that can then be synthesized into the Spherical Silicon Metal Nano Powders and Nanowires necessary for the next generation of Lithium-ion batteries.  During 2020, the plan is to validate our game changing manufacturing approach by upgrading our existing Gen2 PUREVAP™ QRR reactor into a PUREVAP™ SiNR to produce spherical Silicon Metal (Si) nano-powders and nanowires samples for industry participants and research institutions’.

Concurrently, HPQ is also working with industry leader Apollon Solar to develop a manufacturing capability that uses the High Purity Silicon (Si) made with the PUREVAP™ to make Porous silicon wafers needed for solid-state Li-ion batteries.  We expect that the first Silicon wafer should be ready to be shipped for testing to a battery manufacturer (under NDA) in 2020.

The focus of HPQ focus is to become the lowest cost producer of Silicon Metal (Si), High Purity Silicon Metal (Si), Spherical Si nano-powders and silicon-based composites for next-generation lithium-ion batteries, Porous Silicon Wafers for Solid states batteries and Porous Silicon Powders for Li-ion batteries.

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. 

Disclaimers:

The Corporation’s interest in developing the PUREVAP™ QRR and any projected capital or operating cost savings associated with its development should not be construed as being related to the establishing the economic viability or technical feasibility of any of the Company’s Quartz Projects.

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 security’s 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.

For further information contact
Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman, President and CEO Tel (514) 907-1011
Patrick Levasseur, Vice-President and COO Tel: (514) 262-9239
http://www.hpqsilicon.com Email: [email protected]

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Automotive, batteries: Covid-19, possible recession and low oil price — why they don’t matter for the EV revolution

According to Bloomberg, the electric vehicle revolution that by most accounts was ramping up in 2020, faces one of the biggest threats since EVs started to go mainstream in the last decade. The outbreak of the novel Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in late December has paralysed key parts of the Chinese economy.

By early March, the virus spread further across Europe and into the US. On 9 March, oil prices crashed. With the markets rattled, governments from Italy to the USA took increasingly drastic measures, from locking down entire nations to banning travel and declaring states of emergency. Although electrification is here to stay, these developments are bad news for industries that were looking to tip the scales in favour of electric this year.

Roskill View

While the recent oil price burst and the Covid-19 crisis could suppress automotive sales worldwide, Roskill’s view on the long-term demand for electric vehicles remains intact. Those countries adopting stringent transport emissions regulations that ultimately push EV sales are major oil importers: Europe, China, Japan, India, and South Korea. A short-term bump in automotive sales and even long-term low prices won’t change the view of these countries on oil dependency and the risk to their economies and health systems.

Talking to Bloomberg, Jose Lazuen, senior automotive practice analyst at Roskill, said “Governments in China and in the European Union implemented measures to accelerate the electrification of transport regardless of oil prices”. Concerns over pollution in large cities and its impact on citizens’ health have been more prominent, and oil price swings are unlikely to change that. â€œLong-term, the vision of these governments is to diminish exposure to oil markets as much as they can,” Lazuen said. “Whether that will happen in the next 10 or 50 years, we don’t know.”

Electric cars cost 50% to 70% more than conventional automobiles, but prices are forecast to decline in the coming years as lithium-ion battery technology evolves and manufacturers ramp up production. At the current pace, Roskill estimates that the cost of electric vehicles will start to match that of internal combustion engine cars beginning in 2023″.

Roskill’s NEW Lithium-ion Batteries: Outlook to 2029, 4th Edition report is due to be published in April 2020 and provide detailed analysis on supply, demand, trade, prices, cost curves and forecasts. For more information or to subscribe, click here.

Source: https://roskill.com/news/automotive-batteries-covid-19-possible-recession-and-low-oil-price-why-they-dont-matter-for-the-ev-revolution/

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:32 PM on Friday, February 28th, 2020
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THE REGAL PROJECT

B.C.’s Next Premier

Silver, Lead, Zinc, Copper Deposit?

Affinity Metals holds under option, a 100% interest in the Project, located within the northern end of the prolific Kootenay Arc, a highly prospective mineralized trend.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Massive geophysical targets for 2020
  • Past production
  • Historical reserves (non-43-101)
  • Access from Hwy 1 near Revelstoke

Booth Number 2751

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Treaty Creeks’ GOLDSTORM zone hosts a conceptual volume of ONE BILLION TONNES rock grading close to one gram per tonne gold and is open to the north, east, and at depth.  

A major drill program is being planned for spring to develop a resource calculation. The focus has been on the gold enriched Goldstorm Zone which is on trend with, and part of, the same geological system as Seabridge Gold’s neighboring KSM deposits.

American Creek been selected to do a formal presentation at the conference. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 2:00PM in room #802

Booth Number 2351

Hub On AGORACOM

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HPQ Silicon Resources designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma base processes

The innovative PUREVAP “Quartz Reduction Reactors” (QRR), will permit the One Step transformation of Quartz (SiO2) into High Purity Silicon (Si) at prices that will promote considerable renewable energy potential.

Booth Number 2145

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High Grade Flake Graphite

Lomiko hosts high-grade graphite at its La Loutre Property in Quebec. The company is working toward a Pre-Economic Assessment (PEA) that will increase its current indicated resource of 4.1 Mt of 6.5% Cg to over 10 Mt of 10%+ Cg in order to supply and develop graphite materials for the green economy.

Booth Number 2547

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River Valley Project is North America’s Largest Undeveloped Primary Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Deposit

Highlights:

  • 2.9 Million Ounces Palladium Equivalent in Measured plus indicated including an additional 1.1 Million Ounces Palladium Equivalent in Inferred
  • Positive PEA showing open pit potential with a life of mine of 14 years and annual average payable Palladium Equivalent production of 119,00 ounces
  • Life of mine average operating cash costs of US$709/Oz.
  • World class metallurgical facilities 100 km’s from project
  • To date the deepest drill hole was <600m, significant potential for more ounces located at depth
  • Average drill depth is 220 metres

Booth Number 2619B

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BEYOND THE DECK: $HPQ.ca Silicon Shares Its PowerPoint Presentation With Investors $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $PYR.ca $XMG.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:21 AM on Thursday, February 20th, 2020

INTERVIEW: $HPQ.ca Game Changing Silicon Process For #Lithium-Ion #Battery Market Is Just Months Away $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $PYR.ca $XMG.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:59 PM on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

When a globally renowned technology partner – who supplies plasma torch technology to US Aircraft Carriers – says the following about your company, you are forced to stand up and take notice:

“We never thought, when we first embarked on this project, that we would be developing game-changing technology sought after by the Lithium-ion battery market.”

– Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis Canada Inc. 

There is no shortage of small cap companies claiming they want to supply materials to the Lithium-Ion battery market …. but only one of them is pursuing the material that can increase capacity by as much as 10X ….. Silicon. 

HPQ Silicon (HPQ:TSXV) isn’t just pursuing Silicon, they are on the verge of providing the market with multiple high-value silicon products sought after by Corporations building the next generation of Lithium-ion batteries, including one undisclosed company that is already under NDA with HPQ Silicon.

One of the best parts?  HPQ Silicon doesn’t have to worry about capital expenditure barriers that come with mining battery metals …. because Silicon is manufactured and HPQ has a patent pending process to manufacture Silicon at some of the lowest prices in the world.  A process that is fully funded all the way through to their pilot plant launching this year. 

If you believe in a future driven by electric vehicles and renewable energy, grab your favourite beverage and watch this video interview with CEO Bernard Tourillon.