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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

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

 

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

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

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

GEN 2 RESULTS START DEMONSTRATING COMMERCIAL SCALABILITY OF PUREVAP™ QRR

Key milestones to date:

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

Very promising output results have also been attained:

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

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

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

KEY MILESTONES MOVING FORWARD

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

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

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

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

About HPQ Silicon

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

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

Disclaimers:

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

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

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Shares outstanding: 191,979,173

 

Contact Information

 

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

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

 

HPQ Silicon $HPQ.ca Announces Equity Financing to Advance PUREVAP(TM) Testing and Commencement of Pilot Plant Equipment Build Out $FSLR $SPWR $CSIQ $NEP

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:53 PM on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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  • Proceeding with a non-brokered equity financing to support the advancement of its ongoing PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction project
  • Current round of funds are targeted at advancing Gen2 testing and commencement of the Pilot Plant Equipment build out

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Nov. 14, 2017) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to inform shareholders that it is proceeding with a non-brokered equity financing to support the advancement of its ongoing PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction project. The current round of funds are targeted at advancing Gen2 testing and commencement of the Pilot Plant Equipment build out.

Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated: “This round of funding will provide HPQ-Silicon with the resources and flexibility to continue the advancement of the Gen2 testing and Pilot Plant Equipment project with PyroGenesis. After this round, the remaining capital expenditure to complete the entire project, including running the Pilot Plant Equipment, is estimated to be $3.8 million. Regarding the financing of the $3.8 million, HPQ management is in discussion with institutions in order to complete the financing package during 2018.”

Terms of the proposed Private Placement

HPQ-Silicon is proceeding with a non-brokered private placement of up to 11,400,000 units (“Unit”) at $0.10 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $1,140,000. Insider participation in this placement could account for up to 5% of the total amount subscribed.

Net proceeds of the placement will be used for on-going business development costs related to the development of HPQ PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor project and 200 TPY Pilot Plant Equipment, general corporate expenses, placement fees and legal expenses. If demand warrants it, the placement may be increased by up to another 5,000,000 units.

Each Unit is comprised of one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant (“Warrant”) of the Company. Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the capital stock of the Company at an exercise price of $ 0.15 during a period of 36 months from the date of closing of the placement. Each share issued pursuant to the placement will have a mandatory four (4) month and one (1) day holding period from the date of closing of the placement. The placement is subject to standard regulatory approvals.

The Corporation will pay Finder’s Fees, subject to the TSX-V policies, to introducing agents that participate in the private placement.

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

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

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed resource company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified Metallurgical Grade and Solar Grade Silicon Metal producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a disruptive one step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending). HPQ plans to generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line. The process will have a greatly decreased carbon footprint, energy footprint, and will eliminate the use of the toxic chemical reagents and by products now in use by the current solar silicon production technologies, which fundamentally date from designs made in the mid 1900’s.

Disclaimers:

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or the benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S un der the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.

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

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

Shares outstanding: 173,678,173

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

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

HPQ $HPQ.ca Starts Drilling on Roncevaux Quartz Property in Anticipation of 2018 Pilot Plant Solar Grade Silicon Metal Feed Stock $HPQ.ca $DDD $SSYS $ PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:51 AM on Thursday, November 9th, 2017

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  • Exploration team is on the property mobilizing the equipment for a 2,000 metres diamond-drilling program on our Roncevaux Quartz property located in Matapedia in the Gaspe region of Quebec
  • In addition to the announced objective of delineating a quartz (SiO2) resource to a depth of 50 meters;
  • Drilling program will test for potential NE and SW extensions of the quartz vein

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Nov. 9, 2017) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to advise shareholders that its exploration team is on the property mobilizing the equipment for a 2,000 metres diamond-drilling program on our Roncevaux Quartz property located in Matapedia in the Gaspe region of Quebec (September 28, 2017 PR).

In addition to the announced objective of delineating a quartz (SiO2) resource to a depth of 50 meters, the drilling program will test for potential NE and SW extensions of the quartz vein. The drill rig will then be mobilized to a white quartz vein on the southern part of the property outcropping along a small feeder stream to the nearby Roland Creek where 4 short holes where drilled and returned gold assays of 8,26 g/t Au, 0,58 g/t Au, 0,49 g/t Au and 0,34 g/t Au from unspecified core length (GM 57622 Beaulieu 1992).

Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated, “While delineating a quartz resource is a crucial requirement for our goal of completing a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) during 2018, doing two 50-ton bulk samples for raw feed for metallurgical testing using the PUREVAPtm Quartz Reduction Reactors is also significant implementation of our plan to make HPQ a vertically integrated solar grade silicon metal company.” Mr. Levasseur also stated, “being able to increase the scope of the program to include drilling of the Roland Creek Gold outcrop identified in 1992, could prove to be a great bonus for HPQ shareholders.”

ABOUT THE RONCEVAUX QUARTZ PROPERTY

During 2014, sampling and analysis done by the company revealed the Roncevaux quartz is of exceptional purity suitable for both high purity quartz applications and as raw feed for the production of silicon metal. The corrected silicon dioxide average for the 20 samples assayed is 99.65 %, ranging from 99.37 % to 99.86 % (December 16, 2014 PR).

In March 2015, HPQ received third party validation of the potential of the material when a major Silicon Metal Producer expressed an interest in the High Purity Lump Quartz material from the Roncevaux property, after our material successfully passed their rigorous testing protocols (March 2, 2015 PR).

RONCEVAUX GOLD EXPLORATION

The Roncevaux project area was initially prospected for its gold potential. In 1992, prospector M. Beaulieu found and sampled a white quartz vein on the southern part of the property that had a thickness of about 3.60m outcropping along a small feeder stream to the nearby Roland Creek. Further work that year gave the results referred to above which forms the basis for the proposed additional drilling this year.

Mr. Benoit Violette, P. Geo is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 that supervised the preparation of the information in this news release.

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

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

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed resource company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified Metallurgical Grade and Solar Grade Silicon Metal producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a disruptive one step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending). HPQ plans to generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line. The process will have a greatly decreased carbon footprint, energy footprint, and will eliminate the use of the toxic chemical reagents and by products now in use by the current solar silicon production technologies, which fundamentally date from designs made in the mid 1900’s.

Disclaimers:

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

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

Shares outstanding: 173,678,173

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

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

INTERVIEW: HPQ Silicon Resources $HPQ.ca Discusses Final Gen 1 PUREVAP Purity Enhancement Test, Findings Validate Concept

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:15 PM on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

HPQ Silicon Resources $HPQ.ca Final Gen 1 PUREVAP(TM) Purity Enhancement Test Identifies Pathways To Producing Solar Grade Silicon Metal with the Gen 2

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:39 AM on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

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  • PyroGenesis Canada has submitted to HPQ a report entitled “Final Report-Silicon Metal Purity Enhancement”
  • Pertaining to the final series of the 96 metallurgical tests completed using the Gen 1 PUREVAPtm Quartz Reduction Reactor
  • Effect of various operating parameters on the final purity of the Silicon Metal produced was rigorously tested
  • findings validated the concept, and extrapolating the results suggests that under a semi-continuous PUREVAPtm process, can transform Quartz (SiO2) into Silicon Metal (Si) with purity levels acceptable to the solar wafer industry (4N+ or 99.998% Si)

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Nov. 1, 2017) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to inform its shareholders that PyroGenesis Canada Inc (“PyroGenesis”) has submitted to HPQ a report entitled “Final Report-Silicon Metal Purity Enhancement” pertaining to the final series of the 96 metallurgical tests completed using the Gen 1 PUREVAPtm Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR”). The effect of various operating parameters on the final purity of the Silicon Metal produced was rigorously tested. The findings validated the concept, and extrapolating the results suggests that under a semi-continuous PUREVAPtm process, we can transform Quartz (SiO2) into Silicon Metal (Si) with purity levels acceptable to the solar wafer industry (4N+ or 99.998% Si)1. The recently commenced Gen 2 PUREVAPtm metallurgical testing program aims to confirm this and to allow us to make samples for downstream product testing as we finalize plans and prepare to assemble the Pilot Plant.

Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ stated, “Results to date are spectacular, in less than 18 months the PUREVAP™ QRR process has demonstrated a one-step capacity to produce very pure Silicon Metal. Traditional industrial processes need to deploy multiple expensive steps to reach the same purity level. The Gen 2 PUREVAP™ will allow us to test, over the comings months, a number of purification options including slow cooling, as we continue our methodical metallurgical testing protocol. Our goal is straightforward, we seek to produce a Solar Grade Silicon Metal that can be used to manufacture solar cells as efficient as the one produced by Elkem Solar of Norway, the only commercially successful UMG Solar producer in the World.”

PYROGENESIS CEO REMARKS

“We are extremely happy with the Gen 1 PUREVAP™ results, however, this first-generation reactor was limited in its ability to push yield which directly relates to purity. The second stage testing program, or Gen 2 PUREVAP™, will allow us to test those limits, thereby increasing the probability of success when assembling the pilot plant”, said P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “We are pleased to join HPQ in announcing both the reaching of this new milestone and the commencing the second stage testing program.”

A document covering the salient points of the report can be download from our web page http://www.hpqsilicon.com: HPQ GEN 1 FINAL REPORT SALIENT POINTS.

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

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

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

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed resource company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified Metallurgical Grade and Solar Grade Silicon Metal producer. Our business model is focused on developing a disruptive one step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending). Solar Grade Silicon being the key ingredient required to transforms the sun energy into electricity.

HPQ plans to generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line. The process will have a greatly decreased carbon footprint, energy footprint, and will eliminate the use of the toxic chemical reagents and by products now in use by the current solar silicon production technologies, which fundamentally date from designs made in the mid 1900’s.

Disclaimers:

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

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

Shares outstanding: 173,003,173

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

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

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

HPQ Silicon Resources $HQP.ca Gen 2 PUREVAP(TM) QRR Commences Operation

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:34 AM on Monday, October 16th, 2017

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  • Gen 2 PUREVAPtm Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR”) reactor, 1/250 scale model of the planned 200 tonnes per annum (tpa) Pilot Plant (PUREVAPtm Pilot Plant) has completed its installation,
  • Assembly and commissioning phases and that the new testing program will commence this week

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Oct. 16, 2017) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to advise shareholders that PyroGenesis Canada Inc (PyroGenesis) has informed HPQ that the Gen 2 PUREVAPtm Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR”) reactor, 1/250 scale model of the planned 200 tonnes per annum (tpa) Pilot Plant (PUREVAPtm Pilot Plant) has completed its installation, assembly and commissioning phases and that the new testing program will commence this week.

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated, “Commencement of the Gen 2 PUREVAPtm QRR is an exciting day for HPQ, PyroGenesis and our shareholders. Building on our Gen 1 PUREVAPtm success to date the Gen 2 PUREVAPtm QRR will allow further refinements to the silicon purification and testing of the numerous process improvements now planned for the Pilot Plant. This will greatly de-risk our project and provide valuable information now as we continue to make the process adjustments needed to produce commercial quantities of Solar Grade Silicon Metal.”

ANTICIPATED TIMELINE FOR TESTING AND KEY MILESTONE MOVING FORWARD

The new Gen 2 Purevap™ QRR testing program will focus on Process Refinement, Characterization, Metallurgical Testing and testing electrical parameters.

The first tests will be done to establish the new operating parameters of the equipment, using a low purity batch of Roncevaux Quartz as feedstock.

The first key millstones of the program being:

  • Successfully operating the Gen 2 Purevap™ in a semi-continuous feed mode over multiple test cycles;
  • Successfully tapping the Silicon Metal from the Gen 2 Purevap™, over multiple test cycles.

This phase of testing, expected to last several weeks is important as it will give us crucial data to commence final design of the PUREVAPtm Pilot Plant to be constructed in 2018.

Once Gen 2 is fully operational, we will switch to High Purity Feedstock, for the next series of tests, focusing on:

  • Testing of the electrical parameters of the High Purity Si;
  • Produce enough material to send samples to Solar industry participants;
  • Provide data to demonstrate the economics of PUREVAP™ QRR.

UPDATE ON GEN 1 PUREVAPtm SILICON METAL PURITY TESTS

The final comprehensive report and recommendations on the original proof of concept and GEN 1 process characterization, including the complete 94 metallurgical tests conducted, is being finalized by PyroGenesis.

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

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

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed resource company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified Metallurgical Grade and Solar Grade Silicon Metal producer. Our business model is focused on developing a disruptive one step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending). Solar Grade Silicon being the key ingredient required to transforms the sun energy into electricity.

HPQ plans to generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line. The process will have a greatly decreased carbon footprint, energy footprint, and will eliminate the use of the toxic chemical reagents and by products now in use by the current solar silicon production technologies, which fundamentally date from designs made in the mid 1900’s.

Disclaimers:

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

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

Shares outstanding: 173,003,173

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

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

HPQ $HPQ.ca to Commence Drilling on Roncevaux Property to Delineate a #Quartz Resource as Feed for High Purity Silicon Metal Production

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:28 AM on Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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  • Will commence a 2,000 metres diamond drill program during Q4 2017
  • To delineate a quartz (SiO2) resource on our Roncevaux Quartz property located in Matapedia in the Gaspe region of Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Sept. 28, 2017) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to advise shareholders the company will commence a 2,000 metres diamond drill program during Q4 2017 to delineate a quartz (SiO2) resource on our Roncevaux Quartz property located in Matapedia in the Gaspe region of Quebec. 2014 quartz sampling and analysis work done by the company revealed that quartz from the property is of exceptional purity, suitable for high purity quartz applications and as raw feed for the production of silicon metal. The corrected silicon dioxide average for the 20 samples assayed was 99.65%, ranging from 99.37% to 99.86% SiO2 (December 16, 2014 PR).

Since Sept 2016, Pyrogenesis has been using the Gen 1 PUREVAPtm to transform Roncevaux SiO2 (Quartz) into 3N+ Purity Silicon Metal (99.97% Si) (September 19, 2017 PR, May 16, 2017 PR, January 26, 2017 PR, November 29, 2016 PR, November 2, 2016 PR and September 29, 2016 PR). The material produced using our Roncevaux SiO2 (Quartz) with the PUREVAPtm exceeds the highest purity level of the Metallurgical Grade Silicon Metal (Mg Si) industry, a US$5.5 billion dollar per year industry1.

Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated, “Delineating a quartz resource that can be used as the feed for our PUREVAPtm Quartz Reduction Reactors is a crucial first step towards a PEA (Preliminary Economic Assessment). Having our own quartz deposit would fulfill our plans to make HPQ a vertically integrated solar grade silicon metal company.” Mr. Levasseur also stated, “In addition to the quartz, we will also be testing the gold potential of the property, as documented in past exploration.”

DRILL PROGRAM DETAILS AND OBJECTIVES

The Diamond Drill Program will commence with a minimum of 2,000 metres of drilling in 32 holes along the 400 metres of the known surface strike of the quartz vein. The objective will be to delineate a quartz resource of at least 650,000 tons to a depth of 50 meters. Chemical analyzes and characterization tests will be completed on drilled cores. The Company has applied for the permits required to cut trees and build an access lanes for the drill rig.

Furthermore, two 50-ton bulk samples of quartz will be excavated and stockpiled on the property. This material will be used as additional raw feed for metallurgical testing using HPQ Gen 2 PUREVAPtm a 1/250 scale model of our planned Gen 3 PUREVAPtm, a 200 tonnes per annum (tpa) Pilot Plant under fabrication (September 19, 2017 PR).

ABOUT THE RONCEVAUX QUARTZ PROPERTY

During 2014, sampling and analysis done by the company revealed the Roncevaux quartz is of exceptional purity suitable for both high purity quartz applications and as raw feed for the production of silicon metal. The corrected silicon dioxide average for the 20 samples assayed is 99.65 %, ranging from 99.37 % to 99.86 % (December 16, 2014 PR).

In March 2015, HPQ received third party validation of the potential of the material when a major Silicon Metal Producer expressed an interest in the High Purity Lump Quartz material from the Roncevaux property, after our material successfully passed their rigorous testing protocols (March 2, 2015 PR).

RONCEVAUX GOLD EXPLORATION

In addition to delineating the quartz vein, the Company intends to undertake a gold prospecting campaign on the property that will include sampling of mineralized outcrops and geochemical soil surveys. The Roncevaux project area was initially prospected for its gold potential. In 1992, prospector M. Beaulieu found and sampled a white quartz vein on the southern part of the property that had a thickness of about 3.60m outcropping along a small feeder stream to the nearby Roland Creek. This occurrence showed significant anomalous gold values from outcrops of up to 1,51g/t Au. Core samples from 4 short holes drilled in the structure returned gold assays of 8,26 g/t Au, 0,58 g/t Au, 0,49 g/t Au and 0,34 g/t Au from unspecified core length. (GM 57622 Beaulieu 1992)

Mr. Benoit Violette, P. Geo is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 that supervised the preparation of the information in this news release.

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

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed resource company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified Metallurgical Grade and Solar Grade Silicon Metal producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a disruptive one step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending). HPQ plans to generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line. The process will have a greatly decreased carbon footprint, energy footprint, and will eliminate the use of the toxic chemical reagents and by products now in use by the current solar silicon production technologies, which fundamentally date from designs made in the mid 1900’s.

Disclaimers:

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

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

Shares outstanding: 170,003,173

1 Source CRU, 2018 MG Si demand projected at 2,5 M tonnes, 2018 prices US$2,200 per tonne (Ferroglobe)

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

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

INTERVIEW: HPQ Silicon $HPQ.ca Discusses Importance Of Operational “Mini Model” Of Planned 200 tonnes Per Annum Pilot Plant

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:19 PM on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017