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HPQ Silicon Resources Provides Update on Spin out of Beauce Gold Project, Listing and Distribution to Shareholders $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:33 AM on Friday, March 31st, 2017

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  • Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated, “The spin out of our gold assets into Beauce Gold Fields is nearing completion and will prove to be worth the wait for our shareholders and everyone who will benefit from it. The recent signing of our MOU with Golden Hope Mines regarding the Bellechasse-Timmins Gold Deposit allows us to now focus our efforts to spin out Beauce Gold Fields. The TSX-V has received documentation therefore we are now waiting for a positive response of this documentation. We are eager for Beauce Gold Fields to be an independently trading entity that unlocks the true value of our gold assets.”

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(March 31, 2017) - HPQ-Silicon Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HPQ) (FRANKFURT:UGE) (OTC PINK:URAGF) wishes to provide to its shareholders an update regarding the spin out of its Beauce Gold Project into Beauce Gold Fields Inc. (“BGF”) and its application for listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”).

Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated, “The spin out of our gold assets into Beauce Gold Fields is nearing completion and will prove to be worth the wait for our shareholders and everyone who will benefit from it. The recent signing of our MOU with Golden Hope Mines regarding the Bellechasse-Timmins Gold Deposit allows us to now focus our efforts to spin out Beauce Gold Fields. The TSX-V has received documentation therefore we are now waiting for a positive response of this documentation. We are eager for Beauce Gold Fields to be an independently trading entity that unlocks the true value of our gold assets.”

PROPOSED DISTRIBUTION OF BEAUCE GOLD FIELDS SHARES TO HPQ SILICON SHAREHOLDERS

Once HPQ receives notice of the acceptance of its documents by the TSX-V, we will complete the final documentation for our CSE listing. At that point, we will announce the proposed distribution of BGFI shares, the record date on which HPQ shareholders will qualify to receive such shares and the proposed listing date of BGFI. BGFI would issue 25.1 million shares of its share capital to HPQ in consideration of the sale of the Beauce-Placer-Fancamp claims, the Beauce Placer claims and the exploration and extraction rights for precious and base metals on the Roncevaux property. The per share value currently being considered for BGFI is $0.10. The proposed distribution of the shares will be done under a three year escrow. 10% of the shares should be releaseded upon listing, and 15% should then be released every 6 months afterwards, effectively shareholders should receive 40% of their BGFI shares during the first year.

ADDITIONAL SPIN OUT MATTERS

The following actions have been completed in relation to the spin out:

  1. HPQ has entered into an agreement to grant to BGF the Gold, Precious metals and base metals exploration and extraction rights on the Roncevaux property in exchange for a 5% NSR on such production and the issuance of 100,000 shares.
  2. HPQ has entered into an agreement selling the Beauce-Placer-Fancamp claims and the Beauce Placer claims, the Beauce Gold Project, and the Real Estate lots relating thereto, in exchange for 25 million shares
  3. The Corporation has received and filed on SEDAR both the updated National Instrument 43-101-compliant report on the Beauce Placer Project, as well as, a NI 43-101-compliant report on the Roncevaux property.
  4. The Board of Directors of Beauce Gold Fields Inc has been nominated and is composed of:
  • Dr.Vivian Stuart-Williams, M. Sc. Geo. SACNASPS
  • Mr. Michael Flanagan, P. Geo (Québec)
  • Mr. Marc-André Drapeau, ing.
  • Mr. Bernard Tourillon
  • Mr. Patrick Levasseur
  1. The Officers of BGFI have nominated and will be composed of:
  • Mr. Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO
  • Mr. Patrick Levasseur, President and COO
  • Mr. François Rivard, Chief Financial Officer
  1. The Corporation has filed with the TSX-Venture Exchange the necessary documents regarding the various claims sales, the real estate lots and exploration and extraction rights Agreements..

CAPITAL RAISE

Concurrently with the listing process on CSE Exchange, BGF is in the process of raising in excess of $400,000 to qualify for listing. This will enable the Corporation to meet its working capital obligations as well as most of its first year exploration needs.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a one step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

About Beauce Gold Fields

Beauce Gold Fields (BGF) is a wholly own subsidiary of HPQ Silicon. HPQ is in the process of “Spinning Out” Beauce Gold Fields into a new publicly trading junior gold company. The Beauce Gold property will become the property of merit of BGF.

The Beauce Gold project is a unique, historically prolific gold field located in the municipality of Saint-Simon-les-Mines in the Beauce region of Southern Quebec. Comprising of a block of claims 100 per cent owned by HPQ, the project area hosts a six-kilometre-long unconsolidated gold-bearing sedimentary unit (a lower saprolite and an upper brown diamictite) holding the largest historical placer gold deposit in eastern North America. The gold in saprolite indicates a close proximity to a bedrock source of gold, providing significant potential for further exploration discoveries.

Property highlights

  • Certificate of authorizations (CA) allowing the start of first phase mining activities on the Rang Chaussegros sector of the Beauce gold project;
  • Polygonally calculated gold exploration target for the entire historical placer channel ranging between 61,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 0.87 gram of gold per cubic metre) and 366,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 5.22 grams of gold per cubic metre);
  • Significant potential for further exploration discoveries; geology suggest a proximate bedrock source of gold;
  • 176 acres of real estate 100 per cent owned by HPQ;
  • The property once held four historical gold mining operations;
  • The property produced the largest gold nuggets in Canadian mining history (St-Onge nugget, 43 ounces; McDonald nugget, 45 ounces; Kilgour nugget, 51 ounces).

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: 168 387 616

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

HPQ Silicon Resources and Golden Hope Mines Sign MOU on Bellechasse-Timmins Gold Property to Move Forward $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:15 AM on Friday, March 24th, 2017

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  • Announced that Golden Hope Mines (“GNH”) (TSX VENTURE:GNH) and HPQ have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • New Agreement in relation to the commercial mining of the of the Bellechasse-Timmins (“B-T”) gold deposit located in St-Magloire in the Beauce region of Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(March 24, 2017) - HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to announce that Golden Hope Mines (“GNH”) (TSX VENTURE:GNH) and HPQ have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a New Agreement in relation to the commercial mining of the of the Bellechasse-Timmins (“B-T”) gold deposit located in St-Magloire in the Beauce region of Quebec.

ADVANCING THE BELLECHASSE-TIMMINS GOLD PROPERTY

HPQ strongly believes that, similar to its Beauce Gold project, the B-T property can potentially be advanced to the feasibility level for a small-scale surface gold mining operation. The B-T property and the Beauce Gold property have many points in common, key among them is the fact that the deposits are located in the Magog Group geological formation and are both “nuggety” type deposits.

Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated “I look forward to working with the Golden Hope Mines team to advance the B-T deposit into the first operating gold mine in southern Quebec in many years. I sincerely thank the Board of Golden Hope and especially its President, Frank Candido, for his leadership in bringing us together to find common ground to move forward with this fantastic project for the benefit of all shareholders.”

The MOU sets the framework to end the legal dispute (see HPQ press release of September 18 2015 and GNH press releases of September 4 and 21 and November 12 and 23 2015) and establish a New Agreement that replaces the Definitive Option and Joint Venture Agreement (DOJV) for the advancement of the B-T Deposit into a producing mine. (see press releases February 24 and April 4 of 2014)

A Preliminary Economic Assessment and a Feasibility Study has not been completed and there is no certainty the proposed operation will be economically viable or mineable.

Mr. Mike Flanagan, PGeo. is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 who has prepared and approved of the technical information in this news release. 

NEW AGREEMENT EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED APRIL 15 – KEY POINTS BELOW

  1. Upon conclusion of the New Agreement, the DOJV shall be terminated, HPQ shall withdraw the UBR Legal Action and each party shall release the other from any claim, right or obligation relating to the DOJV.
  2. The New Agreement shall provide HPQ the option to earn a 30% undivided interest in the B-T Deposit by completing, at its cost, a list of actions specified and detailed in the New Agreement
  3. The New Agreement shall provide HPQ with a further option to earn an additional 20% undivided interest in the Deposit (total 50%), following the completion of all Actions, by securing the required financing to fully fund the commercial production of the Deposit in accordance with the Economic Assessment referred to above.
  4. HPQ will subscribe to a private placement financing of GNH.
  5. An assignment of HPQ’s rights and obligations under the New Agreement to HPQ’s wholly-owned subsidiary Beauce Goldfields (BGF) may take place upon completion of certain conditions stipulated in the New Agreement.
  6. In the event that HPQ does assign its rights and obligations under the New Agreement to BGF, GNH shall receive $50,000 in shares of BGF, subject to required approvals.

The New Agreement is expected to be completed and executed by the parties by April 15, 2017.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a one step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

About Beauce Gold Fields

Beauce Gold Fields (BGF) is a wholly own subsidiary of HPQ Silicon. HPQ is in the process of “Spinning Out” Beauce Gold Fields into a new publicly trading junior gold company. The Beauce Gold property will become the property of merit of BGF.

The Beauce Gold project is a unique, historically prolific gold field located in the municipality of Saint-Simon-les-Mines in the Beauce region of Southern Quebec. Comprising of a block of claims 100 per cent owned by HPQ, the project area hosts a six-kilometre-long unconsolidated gold-bearing sedimentary unit (a lower saprolite and an upper brown diamictite) holding the largest historical placer gold deposit in eastern North America. The gold in saprolite indicates a close proximity to a bedrock source of gold, providing significant potential for further exploration discoveries.

Property highlights

  • Certificate of authorizations (CA) allowing the start of first phase mining activities on the Rang Chaussegros sector of the Beauce gold project;
  • Polygonally calculated gold exploration target for the entire historical placer channel ranging between 61,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 0.87 gram of gold per cubic metre) and 366,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 5.22 grams of gold per cubic metre);
  • Significant potential for further exploration discoveries; geology suggest a proximate bedrock source of gold;
  • 176 acres of real estate 100 per cent owned by HPQ;
  • The property once held four historical gold mining operations;
  • The property produced the largest gold nuggets in Canadian mining history (St-Onge nugget, 43 ounces; McDonald nugget, 45 ounces; Kilgour nugget, 51 ounces).

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: 164 704 382

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

HPQ Silicon Announces Closing of Final Tranche of Over-Subscribed Private Placement $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:41 AM on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

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  • Completed the second and final tranche closing of its previously announced non-brokered private placement consisting of the issuance and sale of an aggregate amount of 2,488,234 units at $0.17 per Unit for gross proceeds of $423,000

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(March 7, 2017) - HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGD) is pleased to inform its shareholders that it has completed the second and final tranche closing of its previously announced non-brokered private placement consisting of the issuance and sale of an aggregate amount of 2,488,234 units (“Unit”) at $0.17 per Unit for gross proceeds of $423,000. The Net proceeds of the placement will be used for on-going R&D investments related to the development of 200 Ton/Year Solar Grade Silicon Metal PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor Pilot equipment, general corporate expenses, legal expenses and placement fees.

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 $ 0.25 during a period of 24 months from the date of closing of the placement. Each share issued pursuant to the placement will have a mandatory four (4) month holding period from the date of closing of the placement. The placement is subject to standard regulatory approvals.

Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated: “Demand for participation in HPQ private placements continues to be strong, and it exceeded the over allocation allotment mentioned in our February 3, 2017 press release. Since December 2016, the Corporation as raised close to $3 million. These financings are key as they provide HPQ-Silicon the funds required to continue the development of the Pilot Plant project with Pyrogenesis, and the necessary time required for our discussions with Government based agencies that manage funding programs for which the PUREVAP QRR is eligible.”

OTHER CORPORATE MATTERS Shares have been issued to pay an outstanding debt of $28,250 for services rendered during the period from July 16, 2016 ending Jan 15, 2017.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a one step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

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 under 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: 164,704,382

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

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

HPQ Silicon Annouces Closing of First Tranche of Over-Subscribed Private Placement $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:10 PM on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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  • Completed a first tranche closing of its previously announced non-brokered private placement consisting of the issuance and sale of an aggregate amount of 9,411,766 units at $0.17 per Unit for gross proceeds of $1,600,000
  • Net proceeds of the placement will be used for on-going R&D investments

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Feb. 23, 2017) - HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGD) is pleased to inform its shareholders that it has completed a first tranche closing of its previously announced non-brokered private placement consisting of the issuance and sale of an aggregate amount of 9,411,766 units (“Unit”) at $0.17 per Unit for gross proceeds of $1,600,000. The Net proceeds of the placement will be used for on-going R&D investments related to the development of 200 Ton/Year Solar Grade Silicon Metal PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor Pilot equipment, general corporate expenses, legal expenses and placement fees.

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 $ 0.25 during a period of 24 months from the date of closing of the placement. Each share issued pursuant to the placement will have a mandatory four (4) month holding period from the date of closing of the placement. The placement is subject to standard regulatory approvals.

Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated: “Demand for participation in HPQ private placements continues to be strong, and once again we used the over allocation allotment mentioned in our February 3, 2017 press release to meet demand. These financings are key as they provide HPQ-Silicon the resources to continue the development of the Pilot Plant project with Pyrogenesis, as well as, the necessary time required for our discussions with Government based agencies that are managing funding programs for which the Company PUREVAP QRR is eligible for. ”

In connection with the placement the Company paid cash finder’s fee of $28,305 to Foster & Associates Financial Services Inc (“Foster”) of Toronto, Ontario and $23,100 to Redplug Capital Corp (“Redplug”) of Surrey, British Columbia. Furthermore the Company also issued 166,500 warrants to Foster and issued 136,000 warrants to Redplug. Each warrant, and any share purchased through the exercise of the warrants have the mandatory four (4) month holding period from the date of closing of the placement and gives Foster the right to purchase one (1) common share at 25.0 cents for 24 months and gives Redplug the right to purchase one (1) common share at 23.0 cents for 24 months.

OTHER CORPORATE MATTERS – Shares For Services Program

In accordance with the agreement between HPQ-Silicon and AGORACOM (see Uragold press release July 18, 2014), extended by both Parties for an additional year, from July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2017 under the same terms and conditions (previously disclose in HPQ September 16, 2016 press release), HPQ-Silicon Board has approved the issuance of 176,560 common shares at a deemed price of $0.16 per share for the outstanding debt of $28,250 for services rendered during the period from July 16, 2016 ending Jan 15, 2017.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a one step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

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 under 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.

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

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

HPQ Silicon Achieves 9,000 % Increase in Bench Test sample size; 300 % Increase in Capacity of Lab Scale PUREVAP(tm) $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:13 AM on Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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  • Chairman and CEO of HPQ-Silicon stated, “Demonstrating the scalability, at lab scale, of the PUREVAPtm QRR process in a repeatable and predictable manner while obtaining consistent purity results of 99.9+% (3N+)1 Si using 98.14% or less (1N) SiO2 feedstock
  • Represents yet another important technical milestones in in our progress toward production of High Purity Silicon metal

January 26, 2017 / TheNewswire / Montreal, Quebec, Canada – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX Venture: HPQ) is pleased to inform its shareholders that PyroGenesis Canada Inc (“PyroGenesis”) has submitted a new stage report entitled “Update on The PUREVAP Process Characterization Testing Phase” pertaining to 36 of 50 tests completed to date. The findings are significant in that they demonstrate the success of bench scale test work in scaling up the process of converting low purity feedstock into higher purity silicon metal.

Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ-Silicon stated, “Demonstrating the scalability, at lab scale, of the PUREVAPtm QRR process in a repeatable and predictable manner while obtaining consistent purity results of 99.9+% (3N+)1 Si using 98.14% or less (1N) SiO2 feedstock, represents yet another important technical milestones in in our progress toward production of High Purity Silicon metal. At this stage of our development, we have passed the critical milestones of consistently increasing sample size and now work will focus on improving the purity of the final product. This ‘iterative’ approach of incrementally increasing size, and purity step by step will continue and has so far been highly successful”.

TESTING CONFIRMS LAB SCALE SCALABILITY OF PUREVAP(TM) QRR PROCESS

The report confirms the scalability of the Process, explaining that in order to improve the yield of High Purity Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si) produced per batch, the lab-scale PUREVAPtm QRR reactor was successfully modified and capacity scaled up by a factor of 3 (300%). As a result, yield went from less than 0.1 g to 8.8 g (test #32), an increase of approximately 9,000% (hundredfold).

Of significant interest is the fact that all these results were obtained using lower purity feedstock (98.14% or less SiO2) than used by the Silicon Metal industry to produce Metallurgical Grade Silicon Metal (98.5% Si). Moreover, the results suggest that HPQ PUREVAP(TM) QRR PROCESS is the only process in the world that can systematically produce Silicon Metal of a purity above 3N+ (99.9+% Si) from sub-standard purity feed quartz.

“We are extremely pleased with the progress to date,” said Pierre Carabin, CTO of PyroGenesis. “Our ability to increase capacity by a factor of nearly hundredfold in such a short time gives us great confidence in scaling up the process to the 200 TPY pilot phase”.

INCREASING PURITY TO SOLAR GRADE SI (5N+) NOW BECOMES KEY FOCUS IN FINAL 14 TESTS

During the Proof of Concept phase, only high-purity quartz (99.97% SiO2) was used, while low-purity quartz (maximum 98.4%) was used for the other 36 tests. Moving forward, some tests will be conducted using higher purity feed stock (99.5% SiO2) in order to study the effect of reducing impurity at the source.

Test 19 confirmed that by adding a solid purifying agent into the feedstock, the production of 4N+ purity Silicon Metal (99.99+% Si)2 using 98.14% SiO2 was reachable. The engineering team at Pyrogenesis will continue to evaluate results and make process modifications to the PUREVAP(TM) QRR therefore allowing us to find the optimal purification process.

“Producing Solar Grade Silicon Metal remains our primary objective. For the remaining 14 tests, our intention is to focus solely on improving purity, with a goal of producing minimum 5N Si material,” said Tourillon. “In addition, PyroGenesis will also test an alternative route to higher purity during the ongoing test work.”

The R&D lab testing is still ongoing and the project is on schedule for end of February 2017 completion. By the end of the Process Characterization phase, PyroGenesis expects to have conducted 50 laboratory scale experiments. The data collected during the Process Characterization phase is being used for the Pilot Scale design, which is also currently underway.

VISUALIZING RAMP UP YIELD – RESULTS FROM TEST #24 – 32

Figure 1 – Small bead produced during test #24
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Figure 2 – Series of chunks produced during test #32

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

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a disruptive High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated High Value Silicon Metal and Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

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.

For further information contact

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO Tel (514) 907-1011
Patrick Levasseur, President and COO Tel: (514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com

1 Analyses completed at the << Centre de Caracterisation Microscopique des Materiaux >> (CM2), located at the Ecole Polytechnique de
Montreal using a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) associated with a Wavelength-Dispersive Spectroscopy (WDS)

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AMENDED: HPQ Silicon Receives 43-101 Report on Beauce Gold Property and Prepares For Spin Out And Dividend In Q1 $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:59 PM on Friday, January 13th, 2017

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  • Received required 43-101 Tech report for Beauce Gold property, a prerequisite of the listing documentation for the planned spin-out of the company’s gold assets
  • Project holds the largest historical placer gold deposit in eastern North America
  • Spin out and dividend Expected by March 31, 2017

Montreal, Quebec / January 13, 2017 – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX Venture: HPQ) is pleased to update shareholders regarding the status of its gold asset spinoff, as well as, announcing it has received the required 43-101 Technical report for the Beauce Gold property, a prerequisite of the listing documentation for the planned spin-out of the company’s gold assets.

UPDATE – SPIN OUT AND DIVIDEND OF BEAUCE GOLD FIELDS EXPECTED BY MARCH 31, 2017

On March 11, 2016, the company announced its plans to spin out its gold projects and issue a dividend to shareholders. The purpose of the spinout is to segregate the company’s valuable but diverse holdings to unlock even greater value for shareholders.

The Company will transfer all of its gold assets into a newly formed subsidiary called Beauce Gold Fields Inc./Les Champs d’Or de Beauce Inc., then dividend out 80% of the Capital of the subsidiary to its shareholders.

In order for the final transfer of Beauce from HPQ, the following steps have been taken:

1. An independent board of directors of the subsidiary Beauce Gold Fields Inc./Les Champs d’Or de Beauce Inc is in the process of being named. The new Board will be able to approve gold property transactions between Beauce and HPQ.

2. The Company has completed the required Listing Statement and prescribed documentation that will be submitted to the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) to be eligible for listing on the Exchange.

3. The completion of a new 43-101 on Beauce for the purposes of designating it the Property Of Merit for the new company.

HPQ-Silicon is aiming to have the spinoff completed and dividend shares of the new subsidiary delivered to shareholders during Q1 2017.

Bernard Tourillon, chairman and chief executive officer of HPQ Silicon stated: “We are very excited that the spin-out is nearing completion. We have seen a resurgence in the values of high quality gold projects and, given the fact the Beauce Gold project holds the largest historical placer gold deposit in eastern North America, we believe an independently traded Beauce Gold Fields will unlock meaningful value for our shareholders. Moreover, a singularly focused HPQ will provide an optimal environment to complete our goal of becoming the lowest cost producer of solar grade silicon metal on the planet.”

Beauce Gold 43-101 Technical Report

As part of the listing application documentation, the preparation and filing of a new 43-101 Qualification Technical report on the Beauce Gold property was required for it to become the Property Of Merit to Beauce Gold Fields.

The Company has received a 43-101 Technical report on the Beauce Gold property by Mr. Benoit Violette, P.Geo. Mr. Violette competed a full overview of the geology and of all historical and current exploration work. He concludes that in addition to the residual-alluvial mining potential for which the property is advanced in the permitting process, the Beauce Gold Project is a property of merit with a significant potential for the discovery of primary gold mineralization related to the source of the alluvial-residual deposits of the Gilbert River drainage. In the past, because of the relative ease of accessibility of the gold in this environment and the inexperience of the successive owners and operators with hard rock mining, this potential has been neglected. Further exploration is recommended to be carried-out by Beauce Gold Field Inc.

About The Beauce Gold Property

The Beauce Gold Project is a unique, historically prolific gold field located in the municipality of Saint-Simon-les-Mines in the Beauce region of Southern Quebec. Comprising of a block of claims 100% owned by HPQ Silicon, the project area hosts a six (6) km long unconsolidated gold bearing sedimentary units (a lower saprolite and an upper brown diamictite) holding the largest historical placer gold deposit in eastern North America. The gold in saprolite indicates a close proximity to a bedrock source of gold providing significant potential for further exploration discoveries.

Property Highlights

-Certificate of authorizations (CA) allowing the start of first phase mining activities on the Rang Chaussegros sector of the Beauce Gold project

-Polygonally calculated Gold Exploration Target, for the entire historical placer channel ranging between 61,000 ounces (2,200,000 m3 @ 0.87 g Au/m3) and 366,000 ounces* (2,200,000 m3 @ 5.22 g Au/m3). Potential quantity and grade is conceptual in nature, that there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource and that it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource

-Significant potential for further exploration discoveries, geology suggest a proximate bedrock source of gold.

-176 acres of real estate 100% owned by HPQ Silicon

-Property held four historical gold mining operations

-Property produced the largest gold nuggets in Canadian mining history (St-Onge Nugget 43 oz, McDonald Nugget 45 oz, Kilgour Nugget 51 oz)

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.

For further information contact

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO Tel (514) 907-1011
Patrick Levasseur, President and COO Tel: (514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.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.

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.

HPQ Silicon Receives 43-101 Report on Beauce Gold Property and Prepares For Spin Out And Dividend In Q1 $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:59 AM on Friday, January 13th, 2017

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  • Received the required 43-101 Technical report for the Beauce Gold property, a prerequisite of the listing documentation for the planned spin-out of the company’s gold assets
  • Spin out and dividend of Beauce Gold Fields Expected by March 31, 2017

January 13, 2017 / Montreal, Quebec, Canada HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX Venture: HPQ) is pleased to update shareholders regarding the status of its gold asset spinoff, as well as, announcing it has received the required 43-101 Technical report for the Beauce Gold property, a prerequisite of the listing documentation for the planned spin-out of the company’s gold assets.

UPDATE – SPIN OUT AND DIVIDEND OF BEAUCE GOLD FIELDS EXPECTED BY MARCH 31, 2017

On March 11, 2016, the company announced its plans to spin out its gold projects and issue a dividend to shareholders. The purpose of the spinout is to segregate the company’s valuable but diverse holdings to unlock even greater value for shareholders.

The Company will transfer all of its gold assets into a newly formed subsidiary called Beauce Gold Fields Inc./Les Champs d’Or de Beauce Inc., then dividend out 80% of the Capital of the subsidiary to its shareholders.

In order for the final transfer of Beauce from HPQ, the following steps have been taken:

1. An independent board of directors of the subsidiary Beauce Gold Fields Inc./Les Champs d’Or de Beauce Inc is in the process of being named. The new Board will be able to approve gold property transactions between Beauce and HPQ.

2. The Company has completed the required Listing Statement and prescribed documentation that will be submitted to the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) to be eligible for listing on the Exchange.

3. The completion of a new 43-101 on Beauce for the purposes of designating it the Property Of Merit for the new company.

HPQ-Silicon is aiming to have the spinoff completed and dividend shares of the new subsidiary delivered to shareholders during Q1 2017.

Bernard Tourillon, chairman and chief executive officer of HPQ Silicon stated: “We are very excited that the spin-out is nearing completion. We have seen a resurgence in the values of high quality gold projects and, given the fact the Beauce Gold project holds the largest historical placer gold deposit in eastern North America, we believe an independently traded Beauce Gold Fields will unlock meaningful value for our shareholders. Moreover, a singularly focused HPQ will provide an optimal environment to complete our goal of becoming the lowest cost producer of solar grade silicon metal on the planet.”

Beauce Gold 43-101 Technical Report

As part of the listing application documentation, the preparation and filing of a new 43-101 Qualification Technical report on the Beauce Gold property was required for it to become the Property Of Merit to Beauce Gold Fields.

The Company has received a 43-101 Technical report on the Beauce Gold property by Mr. Benoit Violette, P.Geo. Mr. Violette competed a full overview of the geology and of all historical and current exploration work. He concludes that in addition to the residual-alluvial mining potential for which the property is advanced in the permitting process, the Beauce Gold Project is a property of merit with a significant potential for the discovery of primary gold mineralization related to the source of the alluvial-residual deposits of the Gilbert River drainage. In the past, because of the relative ease of accessibility of the gold in this environment and the inexperience of the successive owners and operators with hard rock mining, this potential has been neglected. Further exploration is recommended to be carried-out by Beauce Gold Field Inc.

About The Beauce Gold Property

The Beauce Gold Project is a unique, historically prolific gold field located in the municipality of Saint-Simon-les-Mines in the Beauce region of Southern Quebec. Comprising of a block of claims 100% owned by HPQ Silicon, the project area hosts a six (6) km long unconsolidated gold bearing sedimentary units (a lower saprolite and an upper brown diamictite) holding the largest historical placer gold deposit in eastern North America. The gold in saprolite indicates a close proximity to a bedrock source of gold providing significant potential for further exploration discoveries.

Property Highlights

  • -Certificate of authorizations (CA) allowing the start of first phase mining activities on the Rang Chaussegros sector of the Beauce Gold project-Polygonally calculated Gold Exploration Target, for the entire historical placer channel ranging between 61,000 ounces (2,200,000 m3 @ 0.87 g Au/m3) and 366,000 ounces* (2,200,000 m3 @ 5.22 g Au/m3)-Significant potential for further exploration discoveries, geology suggest a proximate bedrock source of gold.-176 acres of real estate 100% owned by HPQ Silicon-Property held four historical gold mining operations-Property produced the largest gold nuggets in Canadian mining history (St-Onge Nugget 43 oz, McDonald Nugget 45 oz, Kilgour Nugget 51 oz)

For further information contact

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO Tel (514) 907-1011
Patrick Levasseur, President and COO Tel: (514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.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.

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.

Solar Panels Now So Cheap – Great news for $HPQ.CA who state they can reduce CAPEX and OPEX for solar grade silicon

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:58 AM on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
  • Spot prices fell to a record-low of 36 cents a watt this week
  • ‘A challenge for anyone to make money at that price’

 

Solar manufacturers led by China’s Trina Solar Ltd. are probably selling at a loss after prices fell to a record low this week.

The global spot market price for solar panels fell 2.4 percent to an average of 36 cents a watt on Dec. 28, according to PVinsights.

That’s the bottom end of the cost range for most producers in the third quarter, according to Jeffrey Osborne, an analyst at Cowen & Co. Suppliers are expandingcapacity this year while demand is expected to slow in 2017, helping to push prices down.

“Certainly it would be a challenge for anyone to make money at that price,” Osborne said in an e-mail. “The blended cost for most last quarter was about 36 cents to 38 cents.”

The current price is also lower than cost estimates from Trina. The biggest supplier of 2015 expected to reduce costs to about 40 cents a watt by the end of the year, from 45 cents in the second quarter, Chief Financial Officer Merry Xu said in an August conference call. The Changzhou, China-based company’s shareholders on Dec. 16 agreed to a $1.1 billion deal to take the company private. A spokesman declined to comment Friday.

Some companies’ cost structures remain competitive, even with prices this low.

Canadian Solar Inc., the second-biggest supplier, reported costs of 37 cents in the third quarter, down from 39 cents in the second quarter. The company has said its costs are among the lowest in the industry, and it expects to reach 29 cents a watt by the fourth quarter of 2017. Many of its competitors expect costs in the low 30s by then, Osborne said.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-30/solar-panels-now-so-cheap-manufacturers-probably-selling-at-loss

HPQ Silicon Announces Closing of Over-Subscribe Private Placement $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:02 PM on Friday, December 23rd, 2016

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  • Completed its previously announced non-brokered private placement consisting of the issuance and sale of an aggregate amount of 6,448,211 units at $0.14 per Unit for gross proceeds of $902,750

Montreal, Quebec, Canada / December 23, 2016 – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX Venture: HPQ) is pleased to inform its shareholders that it has completed its previously announced non-brokered private placement consisting of the issuance and sale of an aggregate amount of 6,448,211 units (“Unit”) at $0.14 per Unit for gross proceeds of $902,750. The Net proceeds of the placement will be used for the placement fees; legal expenses; on-going business development costs related to the development of HPQ – 200 TPY R&D Solar Grade Silicon Metal PUREVAP(TM) Quartz Reduction Reactor Pilot Plant and general corporate expenses.

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 $ 0.25 during a period of 24 months from the date of closing of the placement. Each share issued pursuant to the placement will have a mandatory four (4) month holding period from the date of closing of the placement. The placement is subject to standard regulatory approvals.

Mr. Daryl Hodges, a Director of HPQ Silicon Resources Inc, through a wholly owned company, Ladykirk Capital Advisors Inc and Personally have subscribed to 200,000 Units and 100,000 Units, respectively. Following the completion of the Private Placement, Mr. Hodges and Ladykirk Capital Advisors Inc., taken together will beneficially own or exercise control or direction over, directly or indirectly on 1,537,500 Common Shares representing approximately 0.99% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares of the Company.

The participation of each of Mr. Hodges in the Private Placement constitutes a “related party transaction” within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101″) and Policy 5.9 -Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions of the Exchange. In connection with this related party transaction, the Company is relying on the formal valuation and minority approval exemptions of respectively subsection 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 as the fair market value of the portion of the Private Placement subscribed by Mr. Hodges does not exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization. The Private Placement, including Mr Hodges participation, has been approved by the Board of directors of the Company, with Mr. Hodges abstaining.

Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated: ” The demand for the placement was such that 72% of the over allocation potential mention in the December 13 press release was taken, and more would have been taken were not for the fact that we closed the PP today. This funding provides HPQ-Silicon the resources and flexibility to continue the development of the Pilot Plant project with PyroGenesis while simultaneously continuing ongoing discussion with Government based agencies that are demonstrating an interest in the PUREVAP QRR potential..”

In connection with the placement the Company paid a cash finder’s fee of $4,961 and issued 35,440 warrants to Foster & Associates Financial Services Inc. of Toronto, Ontario. Each warrant, and any share purchased through the exercise of the warrants have the mandatory four (4) month holding period from the date of closing of the placement and give the right to purchase one (1) common share at 25.0 cents for 24 months.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.9999% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a disruptive High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

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 under 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.

For further information contact

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO Tel (514) 907-1011
Patrick Levasseur, President and COO Tel: (514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com

Symbol: TSX.V: HPQ

Symbol: FWB: UGE

Symbol: OTCPink: URAGD

Shares outstanding: 148 605 845

World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:15 AM on Thursday, December 15th, 2016
  • Transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes to an end:
  • Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity. 
Emerging markets are leapfrogging the developed world thanks to cheap panels.

A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity.

This has happened in isolated projects in the past: an especially competitive auction in the Middle East, for example, resulting in record-cheap solar costs. But now unsubsidized solar is beginning to outcompete coal and natural gas on a larger scale, and notably, new solar projects in emerging markets are costing less to build than wind projects, according to fresh data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

The chart below shows the average cost of new wind and solar from 58 emerging-market economies, including China, India, and Brazil. While solar was bound to fall below wind eventually, given its steeper price declines, few predicted it would happen this soon.1

Disclosed capex for onshore wind and PV projects in 58 non-OECD countries

 

Disclosed capex for onshore wind and PV projects in 58 non-OECD countries
Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance

 

“Solar investment has gone from nothing—literally nothing—like five years ago to quite a lot,” said Ethan Zindler, head of U.S. policy analysis at BNEF. “A huge part of this story is China, which has been rapidly deploying solar” and helping other countries finance their own projects.

Half the Price of Coal

This year has seen a remarkable run for solar power. Auctions, where private companies compete for massive contracts to provide electricity, established record after record for cheap solar power. It started with a contract in January to produce electricity for $64 per megawatt-hour in India; then a deal in August pegging $29.10 per megawatt hour in Chile. That’s record-cheap electricity—roughly half the price of competing coal power.

“Renewables are robustly entering the era of undercutting” fossil fuel prices, BNEF chairman Michael Liebreich said in a note to clients this week.

Those are new contracts, but plenty of projects are reaching completion this year, too. When all the 2016 completions are tallied in coming months, it’s likely that the total amount of solar photovoltaics added globally will exceed that of wind for the first time. The latest BNEF projections call for 70 gigawatts of newly installed solar in 2016 compared with 59 gigawatts of wind.

The overall shift to clean energy can be more expensive in wealthier nations, where electricity demand is flat or falling and new solar must compete with existing billion-dollar coal and gas plants. 2 But in countries that are adding new electricity capacity as quickly as possible, “renewable energy will beat any other technology in most of the world without subsidies,” said Liebreich.

Turning Points

The world recently passed a turning point and is adding more capacity for clean energy each year than for coal and natural gas combined. Peak fossil-fuel use for electricity may be reached within the next decade.

Thursday’s BNEF report, called Climatescope, ranks and profiles emerging markets for their ability to attract capital for low-carbon energy projects. The top-scoring markets were China, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa, and India.

 

When it comes to renewable energy investment, emerging markets have taken the lead over the 35 member nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development(OECD), spending $154.1 billion in 2015 compared with $153.7 billion by those wealthier countries, BNEF said. The growth rates of clean-energy deployment are higher in these emerging-market states, so they are likely to remain the clean energy leaders indefinitely, especially now that three-quarters have established clean-energy targets.

Still, the buildup of wind and solar takes time, and fossil fuels remain the cheapest option for when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine. Coal and natural gas will continue to play a key role in the alleviation of energy poverty for millions of people in the years to come.

But for populations still relying on expensive kerosene generators, or who have no electricity at all, and for those living in the dangerous smog of thickly populated cities, the shift to renewables and increasingly to solar can’t come soon enough.

 

The Peak Oil Myth and the Rise of the Electric Car
Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-15/world-energy-hits-a-turning-point-solar-that-s-cheaper-than-wind