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$HPQ.ca Well-funded to Advance Its #Silicon and #Nano-silicon Materials Initiatives in Both #Batteries & #Hydrogen $ENPH $BE $NNO $PYR

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:44 PM on Thursday, March 4th, 2021
  • Company has raised an additional $1,269,250 through the exercise of options and warrants, and currently has over CAD$7.4 million cash equivalent in hand.
  • In addition to the CAD$7.4 million, the cash value of outstanding in- the- money warrants (93% of them owned by PyroGenesis Canada Inc, Investissement Quebec (IQ), insiders and strategic investors) and options represent an additional $11.6 M cash available to fund our projects going forward.

MONTREAL, March 04, 2021 — Innovative silicon solutions provider HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ” or the “Company”) ( TSX-V: HPQ ; FWB: UGE ; Other OTC :HPQFF ), is pleased to update investors on its financial position. Since January 1, 2021, the Company has raised an additional $1,269,250 through the exercise of options and warrants, and currently has over CAD$7.4 million cash equivalent in hand.

HPQ has the money to support it aggressive development strategy
In addition to the CAD$7.4 million, the cash value of outstanding in- the- money warrants (93% of them owned by PyroGenesis Canada Inc, Investissement Quebec (IQ), insiders and strategic investors) and options represent an additional $11.6 M cash available to fund our projects going forward.

“With access to over $19 M, HPQ has the necessary funds to continue its research and development to commercialization, of our PUREVAP™ family of processes. The funds available will also allow HPQ to investigate other potential game – changing opportunities. HPQ continues to look for synergistic opportunities in order to remain at the forefront of innovative processes for the storage and delivery of clean renewable energy ,” said Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. “ HPQ’s Silicon R&D Consortium has the depth and flexibility to meet the challenges, as we strive to produce products for renewable energy storage participants and electric vehicle manufacturers, each of which is searching for cost-effective ways to increase the Silicon content of their batteries . We are very confident that the Silicon materials we are developing, with our expected low-cost scalable processes, will be in high demand for batteries, and by EV manufacturers and other participants in the ongoing renewable energy revolution.”

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VIDEO – $HPQ.ca Silicon Sees Another Mutli-Billion Dollar Market In Creating Renewable Hydrogen From Mixing Silicon Powder and Water $ENPH $BE $NNO $PYR

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 6:22 PM on Thursday, February 25th, 2021

You can’t fault investors whose first thought about Hydrogen is danger and explosions – because Hydrogen is pretty notorious for that thanks to the infamous Hindenburg disaster .  It’s an overblown example but it’s the image most people have of Hydrogen.

But HPQ Silicon and it’s partners have taken some significant steps forward to changing all that thanks to a much nicer process of creating Hydrogen:

HYDROGEN BY HYDROLYSIS  

Quite simply HBH is “Getting porous silicon nano powders to react with water “H2O” and thereby releasing significant quantities of Hydrogen ” H2  “.  In short, you are simply mixing silicon nano powders with water to create Hydrogen.  No mass liquid or gaseous volumes to transport in a combustible state.  Just powder and water.

HOW BIG IS THIS MARKET? A SECOND MULTI-BILLION MARKET

In September of 2020, HPQ CEO Bernard Tourillon stated:

“Since 2017, our collaboration with Apollon has enabled us to benefit from their world-renowned expertise with high value-added Silicon applications.  The addition of manufacturing hydrogen by hydrolysis to our collaboration opens up a new and unique business opportunity that could represent a second multibillion-dollar addressable market for the PUREVAPTM Nano Silicon (Si) Reactor (“NSiR”) nanopowders.”

For decades, hydrogen was presumed to be “the fuel of the future,” with electric cars limited to the niche of small, short-range urban cars – but hasn’t been able to deliver due to too many issues to mention here with fuel cells.  Hydrogen by Hydrolysis is a great alternative but cost prohibitive due to the costs of porous silicon nano powders …. until now.

Enter HPQ Silicon.  

Watch this interview or listen by Podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify or your favourite podcaster.

$HPQ.ca Receives its First Mini-Generator Set Based on Clean Hydrogen Produced by Simply Combining Water and a Powder Bag $ENPH $BE $NNO $PYR

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:20 AM on Thursday, February 25th, 2021
  • While continuing to work with Apollon on the development of new generations of more efficient silicon powders for hydrogen production, HPQ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Apollon and Pragma to study the commercial potential of the TREKHY® autonomous power generator in Canada.
  • The TREKHY® provides energy on demand.
  • The system uses a compact fuel cell to provide electrical power.
  • The integrated fuel cell combines hydrogen and oxygen to provide useful electricity + H 2 O.
  • Hydrogen is produced through a chemical reaction resulting from contact between water and a powder bag.
  • Each bag delivers 30W of power for more than one hour.

MONTREAL, Feb. 25, 2021 — Innovative silicon solutions provider HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ” or the “Company”) ( TSX-V: HPQ ; FWB: UGE ; Other OTC :HPQFF ), is proud to announce that it has received the TREKHY® system, a portable hydrogen-based mini-power generator, jointly developed by the French companies Apollon Solar SAS (“Apollon”) and Pragma Industries SAS (“Pragma”). While continuing to work with Apollon on the development of new generations of more efficient silicon powders for hydrogen production, HPQ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Apollon and Pragma to study the commercial potential of the TREKHY® autonomous power generator in Canada.

The portable hydrogen-based power generator, a revolutionary product
The TREKHY® provides energy on demand. The system uses a compact fuel cell to provide electrical power. The integrated fuel cell combines hydrogen and oxygen to provide useful electricity + H 2 O. Hydrogen is produced through a chemical reaction resulting from contact between water and a powder bag. Each bag delivers 30W of power for more than one hour. ( Video of the system in operation ). In January 2021, a Japanese distributor purchased 300 TREKHY® systems to equip the survival shelters of the Japanese Civil Security.

In addition to continuing our research, development and commercialization of advanced nanoscale silicon materials, HPQ continues to look for synergistic opportunities in order to remain at the forefront of innovative processes for the storage and delivery of clean renewable energy. This new collaboration with Apollon and Pragma represents another unique opportunity to combine the expertise of HPQ in the low-cost manufacturing of silicon nanomaterials, Apollon in the manufacturing of hydrogen reactors, and Pragma in the manufacturing of fuel cells ,” said Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.

Autonomous energy storage and generation capacity superior to batteries
The energy autonomy of TREKHY® depends on the number of bags used. This option significantly reduces weight and operating costs, as compared to batteries. The table below compares the weights and costs of delivered energy between:

  • Li-ion primary batteries,
  • Li-ion rechargeable batteries,
  • Zn-Air primary battery,
  • TREKHY® with 150, 300, 450, 600 powder bags.

TREKHY®, with its revolutionary fuel cell and powder technology, offers unmatched performance.

A superior clean renewable hydrogen production thanks to silicon
The current cost of manufacturing silicon nanopowders is very high and it has led Apollon and Pragma to use a less efficient, but more economical, environmentally friendly chemical powder to begin the commercialization of their system. However, the use of silicon nanopowders manufactured by HPQ’s PUREVAP TM Nano Silicon Reactor could increase the hydrogen generation potential of the system by 40%, while the use of porous silicon nanopowders could double the amount of hydrogen released by the system.

HPQ and Apollon are currently working to compare the technical and commercial potential of nanoscale and porous silicon materials to create new generations of environmentally friendly powders with better performance for hydrogen production.

HPQ’s Silicon R&D Consortium has the depth and flexibility to meet the challenges, as we strive to produce products for renewable energy storage participants and electric vehicle manufacturers, each of which is searching for cost-effective ways to increase the Silicon content of their batteries . Silicon’s potential to meet energy storage demands is undeniable, generating massive investments , and serious industry interest. We are very confident that the Silicon materials we are producing, with our expected low-cost scalable processes, will be in high demand for batteries, and by EV manufacturers and other participants in the ongoing renewable energy revolution,” added Bernard Tourillon.

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VIDEO – $HPQ.ca Silicon Takes Another Step Closer To Providing Renewable Hydrogen Using Silicon and Water $ENPH $BE $NNO $PYR

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:35 PM on Friday, February 5th, 2021

We spoke with Bernard about:

  • Apollon Solar Renewal
  • Why Porous Silicon
  • Why Hydrogen?
  • Market size
  • PyroGenesis $PYR $PYRNF

$HPQ.ca and #Apollon Solar Renew Their Agreement to Pursue the Development of Silicon Materials for Energy Storage and Hydrogen Production $ENPH $BE $NNO.ca $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:25 AM on Thursday, February 4th, 2021
  • Announced the sixth renewal of its agreement with Apollon Solar SAS to continue developing nanoscale and porous silicon materials for energy storage, hydrogen production and high value-added applications.
  • Objective of the collaboration is to take full advantage of the ability to produce nanoscale silicon materials at low cost using HPQ’s PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (” NSiR “), while seeking to determine whether the use of silicon produced by HPQ’s PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor (” QRR “), as the raw material for the Apollon process, will lead to the economically viable production of high-quality porous silicon.

MONTREAL, Feb. 04, 2021 — Innovative silicon solutions provider HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ” or the “Company”) ( TSX-V: HPQ ; FWB: UGE ; Other OTC : HPQFF ), is proud to announce the sixth renewal of its agreement with Apollon Solar SAS (“Apollon”) to continue developing nanoscale and porous silicon materials for energy storage, hydrogen production and high value-added applications.

The objective of the collaboration is to take full advantage of the ability to produce nanoscale silicon materials at low cost using HPQ’s PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (” NSiR “), while seeking to determine whether the use of silicon produced by HPQ’s PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor (” QRR “), as the raw material for the Apollon process, will lead to the economically viable production of high-quality porous silicon.

HPQ continues its research, development and commercialization activities with respect to nano-sized and porous silicon materials in order to be at the forefront of low-cost manufacturing of silicon materials for batteries, clean hydrogen production and other advanced applications. Since 2017, our collaboration with Apollon has allowed us to benefit from its world-renowned expertise in the use of silicon in high value-added applications, ” said Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.

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VIDEO – $HPQ.ca Silicon Hits All-Time High On Silicon Reactor Achieving Major Milestone – “We Are Going To Have Fun In 2021” $ENPH $BE $NNO.ca $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 6:53 PM on Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Today’s press release from HPQ might have been a little technical for newcomers but the words from CEO Bernard Tourillon explain exactly how important it was: 

“With the Gen1 PUREVAP TM NSiR operational and exceeding expectations from the start, HPQ NANO is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of low-cost manufacturing of Nano Silicon for batteries and other applications ….. We are very confident that the Silicon materials we are producing, with our expected low-cost scalable processes, will be in high demand by batteries, EV manufacturers and other participants in the ongoing renewable energy revolution.”  

Moreover, Tourillon couldn’t help but display his feelings and proclaimed this was going to be a fun year for HPQ. 

How much fun?  You’re going to have to watch.

$HPQ.ca Gen1 Nano Silicon Reactor Exceeds Expectations, Produces Sub 100 Nm Spherical #Nanopowders & #Nanowires $ENPH $BE $NNO.ca $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:18 AM on Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Low-Cost Manufacturing of Nano Silicon Materials

  • Gen1 NSiR system performance exceeded design and modelling expectations:
    • Successfully produced sub 100 nm silicon – based spherical nanopowders & nanowires.
    • Computer models suggested that the size limit of the material produced would be between 100 nm and 200 nm.SEM-XRD analysis indicates that the < 100 nm Si base spherical nanopowders & nanowires material could be used as anode material for Li-ion batteries, combined with graphite or not.

MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2021 — Innovative silicon solutions provider HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ” or “the Company”) ( TSX-V: HPQ ; FWB: UGE ; Other OTC : URAGF ), through its wholly – owned subsidiary, HPQ Nano Silicon Powders inc (“HPQ NANO”), is pleased to update shareholders on milestones achieved during ongoing Gen1 PUREVAP TM Nano Silicon Reactor (“NSiR”) commissioning tests conducted by technology provider PyroGenesis Canada Inc. ( TSX: PYR ) .

“With the Gen1 PUREVAP TM NSiR operational and exceeding expectations from the start, HPQ NANO is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of low-cost manufacturing of Nano Silicon for batteries and other applications, as we continue working on scaling up the capabilities of our PUREVAP TM NSiR process.” said Bernard Tourillon, President and CEO HPQ Silicon.

PUREVAP TM NSiR LOW-COST PROCESS: FIRST RESULTS ENCOURAGING, MORE TESTING TO FOLLOW

The material produced, under the less than optimum operating conditions of the first commissioning tests, was analysed by scanning electron microscope (SEM) imaging combined with X-ray diffraction (XRD) and yielded the following information:

  • Gen1 NSiR system performance exceeded design and modelling expectations:
    • Successfully produced sub 100 nm silicon – based spherical nanopowders & nanowires.
    • Computer models suggested that the size limit of the material produced would be between 100 nm and 200 nm.
  • SEM-XRD analysis indicates that the < 100 nm Si base spherical nanopowders & nanowires material could be used as anode material for Li-ion batteries, combined with graphite or not.
  • Samples from these commissioning tests have been sent to Professor Lionel ROUÉ of the Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications (EMT) for electro-chemical evaluation.
  • Using results from data collected during these preliminary tests, PyroGenesis technical team has improved the design of the system and the operational parameters of the reactor.
    • It will be possible to provide further inputs and controls on the process to customize the composition and size of the spherical nano powders and nano wires.
  • The Gen1 NSiR is now ready to commence further testing of Silicon nano materials under new conditions, with a goal of producing larger size Silicon (Si) nanopowders and nanowires.

A METHODICAL APPROACH TO THE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF OUR DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Despite massive investment in Silicon material for batteries , current manufacturing processes are simply not scalable or commercially viable. The PUREVAP TM NSiR represents a game changing leap forward in resolving the issues of commercial viability and scalability, and with the Gen1 NSiR now operational, HPQ NANO is uniquely well positioned to offer industry participants a wide spectrum of products for testing.

The scale of the Gen1 PUREVAP TM NSiR allows HPQ NANO technical provider PyroGenesis to take full advantage of a quick R&D feedback loop during the testing phase. Over short periods, tests are completed, material produced is analysed by scanning electron microscope (SEM) imaging combined with X-ray diffraction (XRD), operational parameters are reviewed and system modifications and/or operational improvements are implemented. This is the key to our methodical approach of developing a truly disruptive low-cost technology that is going to change nano silicon materials manufacturing.

Tourillon added HPQ’s Silicon R&D consortium has the depth and flexibility to meet the challenges as we strive to produce products for renewable energy storage participants and electric vehicle manufacturers, who are searching for cost effective ways of increasing the Silicon contained in their batteries . Silicon’s potential to meet energy storage demand is undeniable, generating massive investments , and serious industry interest. We are very confident that the Silicon materials we are producing, with our expected low-cost scalable processes, will be in high demand by batteries, EV manufacturers and other participants in the ongoing renewable energy revolution.”

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INTERVIEW: HPQ Silicon $HPQ Discusses Filing Of Provisional Patents For Silicon By-Products Superior To Graphite For Anode Material $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $NEP $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 6:42 PM on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

This is another demonstration of our multi-prong approach to becoming a key silicon based material provider for the battery industry and beyond

Bernard Tourillon, CEO, HPQ Silicon Resources

Watch yet another great interview with HPQ Silicon Resources on yet another major milestone

VIDEO – Peak Fintech $PKK.ca $PKKFF Group CEO Johnson Joseph Says Q3 Revenue of $15M Is Just the Beginning $MOS.ca $MOGO.ca CTZ.ca $TRAD.ca $IDK.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:05 PM on Sunday, December 20th, 2020
Peak Fintech Group (@PEAK_Fintech) | Twitter

How do you connect over 100M small businesses in China who need access to different kinds of credit …. with over 10K banks and lending institutions that have different lending criteria?

Well, if you try to do it the old fashioned way, you just can’t.  This forces SMB’s (small and medium businesses) and Lenders to deal within local markets, which drastically reduces alternatives, competition and ultimately business …. while leaving both sides with a daunting, slow and inefficient manual workload. 

ENTERS PEAK FINTECH

The Peak Fintech Lending Hub uses Artificial Intelligence and analytics to fully automate the process by which lenders and borrowers connect quickly and match perfectly across several market verticals.

When CEO Johnson Joseph says this AI-Powered platform is revolutionizing the Chinese SMB commercial lending ecosystem, they’re not just paying lip service … Peak Fintech is delivering results

  • Reported revenue growth of 293% to $11.2 million for the first half of 2020
  • Reported revenue growth of 236.% to $15.1 million for JUST Q3 (a record)
  • On pace to exceed Fiscal 2020 Targeting $40 million in revenues and $4 million in EBITDA.
  • Platform now has lending products from 54 different banks and lending institutions
  • Signed Agreement To Bring Lending Hub To 60,000 Online Electronics Stores
  • Stores would use Lending HUB to finance purchase of electronics inventory
  • 100% market capture would translate into $1.35B in annual revenues 
  • Signed Agreement With Italian Retailer Gruppo Coin to provide short-term loans to ~55,000 influencers with their own e-stores and ~ 120M total followers
  • …. and so much more

Everyone agrees that 2020 was Peak Fintech’s coming out party … but CEO JJ believes this is just the beginning as he looks forward to 2021 and beyond. 

Watch this great interview!

$HPQ.ca NANO Reaches Major Milestones With Gen 1 Nano Silicon Reactor Operational $EFL.ca $EGT.ca $ENPH $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:16 AM on Thursday, December 17th, 2020

New Era of Low-Cost Manufacturing of Nano Silicon Materials About to Commence

  • Announced today that technology provider PyroGenesis Canada Inc. ( TSX: PYR ) has informed HPQ NANO that phase 1 of the PUREVAP TM Nano Silicon Reactor (“NSiR”) development program has reached the commissioning stage, with the Gen1 PUREVAP TM NSiR now ready to start producing Silicon nano materials.
  • “The announcement today is indeed a major milestone and we are proud at having played a key role in this accomplishment. We are all extremely excited to have the Nano Reactor up and running, on schedule and on budget, particularly during these trying times.” said P. Peter Pascali CEO and Chairman of PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
  • Despite strong research and massive investment in Silicon material for batteries , current manufacturing processes are simply not scalable or commercially viable. With a capability of producing tailor made silicon materials within a wide range (from < 0.20 µm up to 5 µm), the PUREVAP TM NSiR represents a game changing leap forward in resolving the issues of commercial viability and scalability.

MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2020  — Innovative silicon solutions provider HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ” or “the Company”) ( TSX-V: HPQ ; FWB: UGE ; Other OTC : URAGF ), through its wholly – owned subsidiary, HPQ Nano Silicon Powders inc (“HPQ NANO”), is pleased to announce today that technology provider PyroGenesis Canada Inc. ( TSX: PYR ) has informed HPQ NANO that phase 1 of the PUREVAP TM Nano Silicon Reactor (“NSiR”) development program has reached the commissioning stage, with the Gen1 PUREVAP TM NSiR now ready to start producing Silicon nano materials.

“The announcement today is indeed a major milestone and we are proud at having played a key role in this accomplishment. We are all extremely excited to have the Nano Reactor up and running, on schedule and on budget, particularly during these trying times.” said P. Peter Pascali CEO and Chairman of PyroGenesis Canada Inc. “The next major step is to get qualified samples into end user’s hands which we are pushing to do before year-end, or shortly afterwards. The more we progress with the Nano reactor the more it seems to us to be a real game changer. It may very well become the gold standard for making nano Si for the battery industry. Success to date bodes well for the future, and today’s announcement is one major step in that direction”.

PUREVAP TM NSiR LOW-COST SPHERICAL SILICON MATERIALS: A GAME CHANGING LEAP

Despite strong research and massive investment in Silicon material for batteries , current manufacturing processes are simply not scalable or commercially viable. With a capability of producing tailor made silicon materials within a wide range (from < 0.20 µm up to 5 µm), the PUREVAP TM NSiR represents a game changing leap forward in resolving the issues of commercial viability and scalability.

With the Gen1 NSiR now operational, HPQ NANO will be uniquely positioned to be able to offer industry participants a wide spectrum of products for testing, while we advance phase 2 of the PUREVAP TM NSiR development program towards the confirmation of the scalability of the process in order to increase our capacity to meet the anticipated emerging demands from battery, EV manufactures and other markets looking for nano silicon materials.

Image 1) HPQ NANO Phase 1 and Phase 2 project timelines is available at:
https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/5fd1fc40-2f1b-408d-965f-4763be214bef

“First, let me thank the PyroGenesis team for getting the Gen1 PUREVAP TM NSiR operational, on time and on budget, during these challenging times . T his is a major and critical milestone for us. Having the capability to produce Silicon nanopowders and nanowires will allow HPQ to be at the forefront of Nano Silicon for batteries as we continue working on scaling up the capacities of our next generation of PUREVAP TM NSiR reactors. This is another demonstration of the depth and flexibility of HPQ’s R&D consortium as we strive to produce products for renewable energy storage participants and electric vehicle manufacturers, who are searching for cost effective ways of increasing the Silicon contained in their batteries. ,” said Bernard Tourillon, President and CEO HPQ Silicon. “Silicon’s potential to meet energy storage demand is undeniable, generating massive investments , and serious industry interest. We are very confident that demand for the Silicon materials we will produce, with our low-cost scalable processes, will be in high demand by batteries and EV manufacturers in this renewable energy revolution.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. The Company provides its engineering and manufacturing expertise and its turnkey process equipment packages to customers in the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of its Montreal office and its 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. The Company’s core competencies allow PyroGenesis to provide innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. PyroGenesis’ operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com .

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. ( TSX-V: HPQ ) is a Canadian Innovative Silicon Solutions Provider.

Silicon (Si), also known as silicon metal, is one of today’s key strategic materials needed for the decarbonization of the economy and the Renewable Energy Revolution (“RER”).

Silicon is the most abundant element in earth’s crust but does not exist in its pure state and must be extracted from quartz (SiO 2 ) in what has historically been a capital and energy intensive process. HPQ is building a portfolio of silicon–based products using innovative scalable processes. The target objective is to produce high value speciality Silicon products using technologies that will reduce energy consumption, GHG’s, and carbon footprint.

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

  • The PUREVAP TM “Quartz Reduction Reactors” (QRR) , an innovative process (patent pending), which will permit the one step transformation of quartz (SiO 2 ) 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).
  • Through its 100% owned subsidiary HPQ NANO Silicon Powders Inc, the PUREVAP TM 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 TM 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.
    • Develop the hydrogen generation potential of Silicon nanopowders for use with the Gennao TM system.
    • Commercialize, exclusively in Canada, and non-exclusive in the U.S.A., the Gennao TM H 2 system and the chemical powders required for the hydrolysis production of Hydrogen (“H2”).

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]