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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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$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]

$HPQ.ca Silicon Resources to Present at Alpha Bronze Virtual Town Hall $EFL.ca $EGT.ca $ENPH $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:27 AM on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
  • Will be presenting at Alpha Bronze Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST.
  • Mr. Bernard Tourillon, Chief Executive Officer of HPQ Silicon, will give an overview of the Company and its growth plan. HPQ Silicon’ objective is to produce high-value speciality Silicon products using new technologies to reduce energy consumption. Mr. Tourillon will respond to Investors questions thereafter.

December 8, 2020 / Alpha Bronze, LLC (“Alpha Bronze”), is pleased to announce that HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ” or “the Company”) (TSXV:HPQ)(OTC PINK:URAGF), a Canadian Innovative Silicon Solutions Provider, will be presenting at Alpha Bronze Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST.

Mr. Bernard Tourillon, Chief Executive Officer of HPQ Silicon, will give an overview of the Company and its growth plan. HPQ Silicon’ objective is to produce high-value speciality Silicon products using new technologies to reduce energy consumption. Mr. Tourillon will respond to Investors questions thereafter.

HPQ Silicon – Town Hall Agenda

CEO Presentation – 10 to 15 minutes

Follow-up Q&A – 10 to 15 minutes

The presentation will be webcast live. You can access register to the Virtual Town Hall with the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w9_bfv0IQMWsAOhRmqYIfg.

REGISTER

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources is a Canadian Innovative Silicon Solutions Provider. Silicon (Si) is one key materials for the decarbonization of the economy and the Renewable Energy Revolution. HPQ is building a portfolio of silicon-based products using innovative, scalable processes. The aim is to produce high-value speciality Silicon products using technologies that will reduce energy consumption, GHG’s, and carbon footprint. Working with PyroGenesis Canada, a high-tech company, HPQ is developing the PUREVAP™ “Quartz Reduction Reactors”, an innovative process, which will permit the one step transformation of quartz (SiO2) into high purity silicon at reduced costs. HPQ Silicon is listed on the TSXV under the symbol “HPQ”. For more information: https://hpqsilicon.com

About Alpha Bronze

Founded in 2013, Alpha Bronze is an investor relations firm based in New York. Alpha Bronze is dedicated to the delivery of top-tier strategic services that encompass IR, capital markets navigation, and corporate communications. The firm has an extensive experience working with emerging growth companies, in the clean-tech, life sciences, consumer and mining sectors. Alpha Bronze’s aim is to increase awareness for its clients among the US investment community. For more info: https://www.alphabronzellc.com

CONTACT:
Alpha Bronze, LLC
Mr. Pascal Nigen
Phone: + 1 (917) 385-2160
[email protected]

SOURCE: Alpha Bronze, LLC

Ontario is working on a new strategy to develop a hydrogen economy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – SPONSOR: $HPQ.ca Silicon $EFL.ca $EGT.ca $ENPH $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:13 PM on Friday, December 4th, 2020

From HPQ Silicon Linkedin:

The Canadian province of Ontario is working on a new strategy to develop a hydrogen economy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ontario is not alone in its interest in hydrogen. There is growing support worldwide from governments and rapid growth in private sector investment.

HPQ Silicon, through its wholly-owned subsidiary HPQ Nano, is working with its partners to develop pathways for using its silicon nanomaterials in their process of clean Hydrogen production.

Read more in September 17, 2020 press release:

HPQ and Apollon Solar Extend Agreement to Work on Porous Silicon for Batteries and Expand Collaboration to Include Hydrogen Production

Hub On AGORACOM / Corporate Profile

VIDEO – $HPQ.ca Silicon Discusses The Importance Of First Batch Of Carbon Coated Nano Silicon Powders $EFL.ca $EGT.ca $ENPH $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:04 AM on Friday, November 20th, 2020

Watch our interview with CEO, Bernard Tourillon.

$HPQ.ca Partner #Apollon Solar Delivers First Batch of Carbon Coated Nano Silicon Powders to INRS for Evaluation $EFL.ca $EGT.ca $ENPH $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:05 AM on Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Advances Its Silicon Materials for Batteries Development Program

  • Apollon Solar produces first batch of carbon coated nano silicon powders.
  • HPQ Silicon is developing a portfolio of silicon–based products using proprietary innovative low cost and scalable processes. The target objective is to produce high value speciality Silicon products needed by batteries and electric vehicle manufactures.

MONTREAL, Nov. 19, 2020 – Innovative silicon solutions provider HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ” or “the Company”) ( TSX-V: HPQ ; FWB: UGE ; Other OTC : URAGF ), is pleased to announce that, in addition to manufacturing samples of porous Silicon nanopowders of different sizes (2 nm to 1 µm) and pore structures (Microporous (<5nm), Mesoporous (5nm – 50nm) or Macroporous (>50nm)), HPQ Silicon R&D consortium member Apollon Solar of France has also commenced evaluation of different carbon encapsulating processes for Silicon nanopowders. As part of this HPQ – led effort, Apollon has delivered a first batch of carbon coated nano silicon powders to Professor Lionel Roué team at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) for evaluation. Other batches of silicon materials (coated and non-coated) are being prepared and will be sent the INRS for evaluations over the coming weeks.

ACCELERATING R&D ON NANO SILICON POWDERS CARBON COATING

Apollon proposed that in addition to carbon coating their porous Silicon nanopowders they could use commercially available but expensive (US$ 22,500 per Kg) 1 nano silicon powders to evaluate the efficiency of different carbon coating processes. Using powders with the same characteristic as the powders to be produced by HPQ NANO PUREVAP™ N ANO S ILICON R EACTOR should reduce our R&D timeline and give us valuable insight moving forward.

Producing carbon coated nano silicon powders for testing this early in the process is another demonstration of the depth and flexibility of HPQ’s R&D consortium. HPQ is committed to staying at the forefront of Silicon for batteries R&D . This latest effort is part of our plan to produce products for renewable energy storage participants and electric vehicle manufacturers who continue to search 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 process es , will be high demand by batteries and EV manufacturers in this renewable energy revolution .

SILICON POTENTIAL FOR BATTERY ANODE MATERIAL BECOMES MAINSTREAM

Tesla’s latest battery day presentation confirmed that the future of battery anodes will include Silicon. Tesla’s “… plans on removing graphite from the anode 2 , points to the need for innovative silicon solutions which HPQ is focused on, to make Silicon – based anodes technically and economically feasible for the production of more efficient rechargeable Li-batteries.

Presently, Silicon is used in a blended form with graphite and typically only represents around 5% by wt , which explains the limited performance improvements achieved to date. The primary hurdle to increasing Silicon anode content in Li-ion batteries is the mitigation of Silicon swelling and cracking during the lithiation phase 3 in order to achieve a cycling stability comparable to graphite.

Ongoing R&D indicates that the two most promising avenues for resolving these issues are:

  1. Nanosizing Silicon powders to eliminate cracking during the lithiation phase.
  2. Encapsulating the Silicon in order to improve its swelling and cracking characteristics.

HPQ is in the forefront of addressing these issues with the PUREVAP™ NSiR process and our ongoing work on porous silicon nanopowders and carbon coating nano silicon.

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-V: PYR) , a high-tech company that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma – based processes, HPQ is developing:

  • The PUREVAP™ “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™ 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.

    •  Develop the hydrogen generation potential of Silicon nanopowders for use with the Gennao™ system.

    •  Commercialize, exclusively in Canada, and non-exclusive in the U.S.A., the Gennao™ 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]

VIDEO – $HPQ.ca Silicon On Track To Fill Auto Manufacturer Order For Silicon Plus Go After Other Markets $EFL.ca $EGT.ca $ENPH $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:43 PM on Sunday, November 8th, 2020

HPQ Silicon Resources (HPQ:TSXV) is a Canadian producer of Silicon that is building a line of specialty silicon products needed for electric batteries. 

More than just lip service, HPQ has already announced NDA’s with 2 undisclosed companies in the space and has hinted at other NDA’s that are so tight they could not even be announced.  

But October 22, 2020 HPQ Silicon went from “a company that is just talking to auto and battery manufacturers to a company that is doing business with a global auto manufacturer” according to CEO Bernard Tourillon, after the Company announced: 

HPQ NANO Receives First Order for Spherical Nano Silicon Material from Major Automobile Manufacturer 

Tourillon went to intimate that this order puts HPQ on the global silicon map that he expects to lead to significantly greater interest from the industry. 

This was echoed in the press release which stated: 

HPQ NANO is looking forward to the December 2020 start of the Gen1 PUREVAP TM NSiR reactor in order to start delivering material as we work to keep up with the expected strong interest in our Nano Silicon products.” 

Earlier this week, HPQ announced it was on track to start their Nano Silicon reactor in December and fulfill this first order from the auto manufacturer … but then the Company went even further when Tourillon stated: 

“While we are very excited by HPQ NANO material blue sky potential in the silicon battery space , we are also thrilled by our material potential in other high value markets,

What are those other high value markets?  How big are they?  How confident is HPQ in it’s ability to address these markets?

If you are serious about battery metals and electric vehicles entering their big growth stage in the next 5 years, then you owe it to yourself to watch this interview with CEO.

$HPQ.ca NANO on Track to Start of Gen1 Reactor in December $EFL.ca $EGT.ca $ENPH $PYR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:38 PM on Thursday, November 5th, 2020

The company announced today that technology provider PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSX-V: PYR) has updated HPQ NANO on the following PUREVAP TM Nano Silicon Reactor (“NSiR ”) development program milestones :

  • Process and mechanical engineering designs for the Gen1 PUREVAP TM NSiR have been completed, on time and on budget;
  • Gen1 fabrication will start next week, project is on schedule for a December 2020 commissioning and start.

MONTREAL, Nov. 05, 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-V: PYR) has updated HPQ NANO on the following PUREVAP TM Nano Silicon Reactor (“NSiR ”) development program milestones :

  • Process and mechanical engineering designs for the Gen1 PUREVAP TM NSiR have been completed, on time and on budget;
  • Gen1 fabrication will start next week, project is on schedule for a December 2020 commissioning and start.

The process engineering phase allowed the PyroGenesis technical team to run a series of computer simulations to ensure that the system works as planned. Satisfied with the result, the mechanical engineering work needed to start the build of the Gen1 PUREVAP TM NSiR was then completed.

Bernard Tourillon, President & CEO of HPQ Silicon and HPQ NANO stated “It is very nice to see all the pieces of the puzzle falling into place We are just starting to visualize the potential commercial applications of the PUREVAP TM processes we are developing in close partnership with PyroGenesis, and I must say that I really like what we are seeing. While we are very excited by HPQ NANO material blue sky potential in the silicon battery space , we are also thrilled by our material potential in other high value markets, as this is another way for HPQ to expand its product markets by diversifying which could potentially reduce risk .”

PUREVAP TM NSiR LOW COST SPHERICAL SI LICON 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.

PyroGenesis, with 20+ years of experience in manufacturing plasma atomized metal powders, bring this massive knowhow to the development of the PUREVAP TM NSiR a scalable plasma-based Nano-Atomization process. PUREVAP TM NSiR will allow the low-cost transformation of metallurgical Silicon into tailor-made spherical silicon powders and/or Silicon Nanowires that battery and Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers are looking for.

With its capability of producing tailor made spherical silicon materials within a wide size distribution ranges (from < 0.20 m up to 5 m), the PUREVAP TM NSiR represents a game changing leap forward in resolving the issues of commercial viability and scalability.

HPQ NANO will be uniquely positioned to offer a wide spectrum of the products needed to meet the anticipated massive emerging demands from battery and EV manufactures.

PUREVAP TM QRR AND NSIR PRODUCT RANGE OPENS UP OTHER HIGH VALUE NICHE MARKET

HPQ NANO will also be uniquely positioned to offer the hydrogen sector access to a low-cost nano silicon powders alternative that can be used to extract H 2 from water.

Having the ability to use the metallurgical silicon (3N – 4N Si) to be produced by HPQ PUREVAP TM “Quartz Reduction Reactors” (QRR as feedstock for the PUREVAP TM NSiR , HPQ NANO will be able to come to market with a range of High Purity Si powder products presently used by specialty manufacturers. This represent an immediately addressable market of 100,000+ tonnes per year for HPQ NANO products. This represents 3% of the entire Silicon market which CRU 1 estimates will grow 15% by 2025.

Tourillon added “ What is truly becoming exciting about HPQ NANO is the competitive advantage we have in the massive EV and battery space, as well as, the competitive advantages we are starting to build in silicon products that we will be able to produce for alternative silicon markets. 

OTHER CORPORATE NEWS

In accordance with the agreement between HPQ-Silicon and Agoracom entered into on July 15, 2018 for the term ending July 15, 2020, HPQ-Silicon board has approved the issuance of 37,171 common shares at a deemed price of $0.38 per share to pay $14,125 for services rendered during the period from April 16, 2020 ending July 15, 2020. Each share issued pursuant to the debt settlement will have a mandatory four (4) month and one (1) day holding period from the date of closing.

As of July 15, 2020, HPQ-Silicon entered into a new agreement with Agoracom for the term ending July 15, 2021. HPQ-Silicon board has approved the new agreement and has approved the issuance of 25,223 common shares at a deemed price of $0.56 per share to pay $14,125 for services rendered during the period from July 16, 2020 ending October 15, 2020 in accordance with the new agreement. Each share issued pursuant to the debt settlement will have a mandatory four (4) month and one (1) day holding period from the date of closing. These agreement and debt settlement are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

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. That is why 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-V: 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 usage with the Gennao TM system;
    • Commercialize, exclusively in Canada, and non-exclusive in the U.S.A., the Gennao TM H2 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]

Iconic $ICM.ca Receives Core Drilling Geochemistry for Bonnie Claire #Lithium Project, Nevada $NRM.ca $CYP.ca $LI.ca $ALB $LAC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:08 PM on Friday, October 30th, 2020
  • Received geochemical results for sediments from two core holes at the Bonnie Claire Lithium Deposit in Nevada
  • Both drill holes contain intercepts of +1,000 ppm lithium and continue to show that results are consistent with those from prior drilling
  • Core hole BC2001C intersected 67 meters (220 feet) averaging 1209 ppm Li and contained a high of 1710 ppm Li. Core hole BC2002C contained a high of 1070 ppm Li

Vancouver, British Columbia–(October 30, 2020) – Iconic Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: ICM) (OTC Pink: BVTEF) (FSE: YQGB) (“Company” or “Iconic”) is pleased to announce that it has received geochemical results for sediments from two core holes at the Bonnie Claire Lithium Deposit in Nevada. Both drill holes contain intercepts of +1,000 ppm lithium and continue to show that results are consistent with those from prior drilling. Sediment geochemical analysis was done by ALS Chemex of Reno, Nevada.

Core hole BC2001C intersected 67 meters (220 feet) averaging 1209 ppm Li and contained a high of 1710 ppm Li. Core hole BC2002C contained a high of 1070 ppm Li. Occasional lighter colored sediments seen in the core may indicate some leaching of soluble elements is occurring. Water samples, highly diluted by added drill water, were taken from each core hole. The water samples were analyzed for dissolved lithium by Western Environmental Testing of Sparks, Nevada. Of the four samples taken the high for dissolved lithium was 38 ppm. The highest water sample taken in all of Iconic’s previous drilling at Bonnie Claire, with the exception of one non-repeatable sample, was 4.1 ppm Li. As a result of these encouraging results the water sampling was also taken in the RC drilling program. These samples were taken at rod changes after clearing the hole of drill water.

The RC (reverse circulation) drilling has now been completed. A total of four holes ranging from 61 to 109 meters (200 to 358 feet) were drilled to expand the resource and collect samples for metallurgy. Samples have been sent for testing to ALS Chemex of Reno Nevada for assaying. The drilling extended the current resource approximately 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) to the south.

The Bonnie Claire Lithium Property Characteristics:

The Property is located within Sarcobatus Valley that is approximately 30 km (19 miles) long and 20 km (12 miles) wide. Quartz-rich volcanic tuffs, that contain anomalous amounts of lithium, occur within and adjacent to the valley. Geochemical analysis of the local salt flats has yielded lithium values up to 340 ppm. The gravity low within the valley is 20 km (12 miles) long, and the current estimates of depth to basement rocks range from 600 to 1,200 meters (2,000 to 4,000 feet). The current claim block covers an area of 35 km2 (13.5 mi2) with potential to be underlain by lithium-rich sediments.

Richard Kern, Certified Professional Geologist (#11494) and CEO of Iconic is the Qualified Person who has prepared and reviewed this press release in accordance with NI 43-101 reporting standards.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

SIGNED: “Richard Kern
Richard Kern,
President and CEO

Contact:
Keturah Nathe
VP Corporate Development
(604) 336-8614

For further information on ICM, please visit our website at www.iconicminerals.com.

The Company’s public documents may be accessed at www.sedar.com.

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.