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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

PUREVAP(TM) Pilot Plant Testing Starting Early With Commissioning of $HPQ.ca 1/250 Scale Pilot Equipment

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:40 AM on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

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  • Advanced, second stage bench testing program is about to commence
  • Gen 2 PUREVAPtm Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR”) reactor, 1/250 scale model of the planned 200 tonnes per annum (tpa) Pilot Plant will be operational in the coming weeks

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Sept. 19, 2017) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to advise shareholders that an advanced, second stage bench testing program is about to commence. 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 will be operational in the coming weeks.

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated, “The design and construction of the Gen 2 PUREVAPtm QRR is another exciting step toward commercialization and is a result of the collaborative efforts of PyroGenesis and HPQ. Building on our success to date the Gen 2 PUREVAPtm QRR will allow for 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 sooner as we continue to make the process adjustments needed to produce Solar Grade Silicon Metal.”

GEN 1 PUREVAPtm QRR REACTOR: SUCCESSFUL AND NOW BEING RETIRED

The first generation batch lab scale PUREVAPtm QRR (now referred to as Gen 1 PUREVAPtm) was built to prove the concept that quartz could be transformed in one step into Silicon Metal (Si), for the solar panel industry. A series of tests using the Gen 1 PUREVAPtm were ordered (September 2, 2016 PR) to generate key technical data required for the design of the 200 tpa pilot plant capable of producing Solar Grade Si (SoG Si). The Gen 1 PUREVAPtm process succeeded, demonstrating significant impurity removal, in one step, transforming low purity SiO2 (Quartz) into 3N+ Purity Si (99.97% Si) (May 16, 2017 PR, January 26, 2017 PR, November 29, 2016 PR, November 2, 2016 PR and September 29, 2016 PR). This product exceeds the highest purity level of the Metallurgical Grade Silicon Metal (Mg Si) industry, a US$5.5 billion dollar per year industry1.

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

Our next key milestone is to produce quantities of solar grade silicon for testing of its electrical characteristics, sending material to industry participants and finalize Pilot plant design en route to commercialization. CEO Bernard Tourillon commented, “Our Gen 1 PUREVAPtm was a great success and we believe the reactor will eventually make its way to a science and engineering hall of fame. It has currently reached its maximum operational efficiencies and nothing more could be gained by additional tests.”

GEN 2 PUREVAPtm QRR REACTOR PRESENTS MAJOR DE-RISKING MILESTONES

The Gen 2 Purevap™ QRR will focus on Process Refinement, Characterization, Metallurgical Testing and purity improvements using the new semi-continuous feed 1/250 scale pilot-plant (May 4, 2017, PR).

Based on Gen 1 PUREVAPtm results, PyroGenesis completed the detailed engineering and design of the 200 tpa pilot plant, including substantial process modifications. Gen 2 PUREVAPtm therefore is an upgraded version of the Gen 1 Purevaptm that will be a true 1/250 scale replica of the planned larger pilot plant (Gen 3 PUREVAPtm). The Gen 2 PUREVAPtm is undergoing final manufacturing, assembly and testing and will be operational during the first weeks of October 2017.

The start of this new metallurgical testing program using The Gen 2 PUREVAPtm represents major de-risking of the Pilot Plant program for the following reasons:

  • Gen 2 will allow specific process design improvements and modifications derived from Gen 1 PUREVAPtm test work to be implemented and perfected;
  • The Gen 2 produces larger silicon Metal (Si) samples to test improvements to the purification process;
  • Gen 2 allows an intermediate step in scaling up to the Pilot Plant, mitigating that scaling up risk;
  • Gen 2 will allow the following Milestones to be reached sooner than originally planned;
    • Producing larger Si samples for testing by potential purchasers;
    • Allows HPQ and Pyrogenesis to test 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.

PYROGENESIS CEO REMARKS

We are pleased to join HPQ in announcing both reaching this new milestone and commencing the second stage testing program,” said P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “I also wish to commend the team, both at PyroGenesis and HPQ, for having persevered through the many challenges to date and for all the discoveries they made along the way (the ability to transform low purity Quartz into 3N+ Silicon Metal in one step at lab scale not being the least of them). As we have said in the past, it will not be a straight line to success, but given the results to date we are more confident then ever before that we will have a commercial success. What level of success, is yet to be determined. As in all projects, delays will occur, but I firmly believe we are on the right track to have a significant impact in the high purity silicon and solar markets.

UPDATE ON SILICON METAL PURITY TESTING

Further to our June 23, 2017 press release, the company continued to work with PyroGenesis and a number of specialized laboratories on silicon analysis protocols. Specifically, efforts focus on analytical procedures, certification, and analysis turn around time. We are working with our partners to resolve the analytical bottlenecks.

Results will be reported in a comprehensive report on the proof of concept and phase one process characterization and metallurgical testing programs, being prepared 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.

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

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

Invested in Canadian Solar $CSIQ ? $HPQ.ca continues to make great strides through purification for production of Solar Grade Silicon Metal

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:25 PM on Monday, September 11th, 2017
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Scaling Up Milestones; 62% Increase in Impurity Removal Using Low Purity Feedstock; 531% Conversion Yield Increase

  • New stage report entitled “Update on The PUREVAPtm Process Characterization Testing #2” pertaining to tests completed (26/01/17).
  • Objectives of test #37 to #74 was increasing Si yield at lab scale by continuously improving process parameter and implementing alternative purification routes while still using low purity feed stock
  • Salient points of the report are significant in that they validate systematic and methodical approach to bench scale test purification work and scaling up our process of converting quartz into high purity silicon metal

HPQ Announces AGM Results, Up Date On Purity Testing And Launches “CEO Verified” Discussion Forum On AGORACOM $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:48 PM on Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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  • As a result of review, HPQ and PyroGenesis have now approved a new testing protocol to be used going forward for the Silicon Metal produce by the PUREVAP™ QRR
  • New testing protocol will first assess the homogeneity of the silicon phase by Scanning Electron Microscope – Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) in back scattering mode before any destructives test are completed

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX Venture: HPQ) is pleased to report that all matters submitted to the shareholders for approval as set out in the Company’s Notice of Meeting and Information Circular, were approved during the Annual General and Special Meeting of the shareholders held on Wednesday June 21, 2017 in Montreal (the “AGM”).

Over 72,619,168 shares representing 42.97% of the 168,987,616 shares issued and outstanding as at the record date were voted.

RESULTS OF THE AGM VOTES

The following persons were re-elected as directors of the Corporation, to hold office until the next Annual Meeting or until their successors are elected or appointed:

With 99.85% of the vote in favor, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, LLP, chartered accountants, were appointed auditors of the Corporation for the ensuing year.

Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ stated, “We extremely pleased with obtaining 42.97% shareholder participation, up from 42.31% last year. Such a strong vote of confidence for the board and management team, during this transition year bodes very well for the future.

UPDATE ON ONGOING SILICON METAL PURITY TESTING

On June 2, 2017, PyroGenesis Canada Inc (“PyroGenesis”) submitted to HPQ a Technical Memo entitled “Analysis options for characterization of silicon products for PUREVAPtm”, as mention in our May 16, 2017 PR.

As a result of this review, HPQ and PyroGenesis have now approved a new testing protocol to be used going forward for the Silicon Metal produce by the PUREVAP™ QRR.  The new testing protocol will first assess the homogeneity of the silicon phase by Scanning Electron Microscope – Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) in back scattering mode before any destructives test are completed.  While the addition of this step increases the time before we get any results above 3N+ purity, this step was deemed critical in assessing sample purity level.

Once these results have been analyzed, the material will be sent to a third-party laboratory for either Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GDMS) testing or Inductively-Coupled-Plasma Mass-Spectrometry (ICP – MS) testing and in some case even both.

Testing for the purity of some of the material produced using lower quality feedstock (test #54 to #74) and some material produced using high Purity Quartz (99.5% SiO2) (Test #75 and above), but still using the old set-up of the PUREVAP™ QRR,have begun this week.

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated, “Building on our success to date, the coming months should allow us to continue to make improvements to our scaling up program, while simultaneously testing for the best and greenest pathway to produce Solar Grade Silicon Metal at lab scale, prior to start-up of the Pilot plant scheduled for 2018.”

LAUNCH OF HPQ SILICON “CEO VERIFIED” DISCUSSION FORUM

AGORACOM has launched “CEO Verified” Discussion Forums, the first ever verification of small cap executive posts on a finance platform, as a superior alternative to general social media sites.  For the first time ever, small cap CEO’s and other company officials can use AGORACOM discussion forums as their main social media platform to post comments and interact with both shareholders and the broader investment community in a fully moderated and verified forum. Posts to AGORACOM are shareable on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn so that companies can continue to maintain a presence on key social media sites.

“CEO Verified” Discussion Forums represents an industry first, as small cap CEO’s and officials simply could not communicate with shareholders in any finance community due to lack of verification and the risk of impersonation leading to catastrophic consequences.  AGORACOM “CEO Verified” Discussion Forums will create incredible levels of engagement between companies and investors that have long desired civilized, constructive and factual conversation, with no limitations to character limits and use of multi-media.

The HPQ Silicon CEO Verified Discussion Forum can be found at https://agoracom.com/ir/HPQ-SiliconResources/forums/discussion.  There are no log-in requirements for investors to read posts.  Those wishing to post questions, comments and interact with HPQ Silicon management can quickly log-in using their Facebook or LinkedIn accounts, or create a new user account in under 1-minute.

Verified HPQ Silicon officials will be:

  • Bernard Tourillon – Chairman and CEO
  • Patrick Levasseur – President and COO

Bernard Tourillon stated, “I encourage all of our investors to join our CEO Verified Discussion Forum and create great, vibrant, factual and constructive discussion for the long term benefit of everyone. This is a great concept that will replace our individual conversations with retail investors. This new format creates 100% transparency because all shareholders will see the questions and answers, as well as, making us more efficient by eliminating repetition. As such, it is a far superior format that we will fully embrace.”

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 CEOTel (514) 907-1011 Patrick Levasseur, President and COOTel: (514) 262-9239 www.HPQSilicon.com

INTERVIEW: Missed the AGM? You’re In luck – HPQ Goes Beyond The AGM – June 23, 2017 $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:46 AM on Friday, June 23rd, 2017

HPQ Orders Second Phase Lab Scale Testing Program From PyroGenesis as Part of Transition to Pilot Plant 5N Testing $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Thursday, May 4th, 2017

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  • Ordered a second phase of Process Characterization Testing from PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
  • Purpose of this latest series of tests is to build upon the bench scale success to date and push the design envelope of the lab scale system to a point that will allow it to be operated in a semi-batch mode to produce Si samples
  • PyroGenesis will run the program over the next months, leading up to the delivery of the Pilot Plant furnace, scheduled for October 2017

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(May 4, 2017) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to announce it has ordered a second phase of Process Characterization Testing from PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (“PyroGenesis”) using a newly upgraded version of the lab scale Purevaptm Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR”). The purpose of this latest series of tests is to build upon the bench scale success to date and push the design envelope of the lab scale system to a point that will allow it to be operated in a semi-batch mode to produce Si samples. PyroGenesis will run the program over the next months, leading up to the delivery of the Pilot Plant furnace, scheduled for October 2017. The objectives of these new metallurgical tests are multiple, and include generating and collecting data that can be used for the commercial scale-up of the Purevaptm QRR process, continue testing alternative purification routes and using higher purity feed stock (99.5% SiO2). The goal of this phase is producing 5N (99.999% Si) Solar Grade Silicon Metal at lab scale and perfecting the process techniques for the Pilot Plant. Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated, “Building on the success to date, this new series of tests will allow us continue making improvements to the scaling up program, while simultaneously testing for the best and greenest pathway to produce 5N (99.999% Si) Solar Grade Silicon Metal at lab scale, prior to start-up of the Pilot plant scheduled for 2018.” The total cost of this series of R&D metallurgical tests is CDN$ 170,000. In addition to testing the material produced at the “Centre de Caractérisation Microscopique des Matériaux” (CM2), located at “École Polytechnique”, PyroGenesis will also provide HPQ Silicon with samples for third party independent validation of the purity, as well as, preparing progress reports and a final report summarizing the results and analysis. To this end, Pierre Carabin, Chief technology officer of PyroGenesis stated, “We are eager to start this additional testing phase. This new testing will allow us to validate the pilot scale reactor design and to further improve the product purity.” P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis stated: “The further we proceed in this project the more confident we are that we have found a plasma based application that can be applied to Quartz in a commercial setting.” 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. Shares outstanding: 168,987,616

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

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 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