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PyroGenesis’ $PYR.ca CEO Files Early Warning Report; Reflects Increase in Ownership by 3.225 Million Shares $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:37 AM on Thursday, October 1st, 2020
  • As a result of the conversion of the Loan Mr. P. Peter Pascali, the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, (i) beneficially owns and controls 60,327,941 Common Shares, (ii) controls 7,251,000 Common Shares beneficially owned by 8339856 Canada Inc. (the “ Holdco ”), and (iii) controls 9,459,781 Common Shares beneficially owned by the Trust.
  • This represents, in aggregate, 77,038,722 Common Shares or slightly over 50.00% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares which are, in aggregate, 154,067,292 Common Shares

MONTREAL, Oct. 01, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, announces today that its CEO filed an early warning report. This early warning report reflects the conversion by Fiducie de Crédit Mellon Trust (the “ Trust ”) of a convertible loan of $903,000 (the “ Loan ”) into 3,225,000 common shares of the Company (“ Common Shares ”) at the request of the Company in accordance with the terms of a loan agreement between the Trust and the Company dated March 18, 2020 (the “ Loan Agreement ”). The Loan Agreement was previously disclosed by the Company in a press release issued on March 18, 2020.

As a result of the conversion of the Loan (the “ Transaction ”), Mr. P. Peter Pascali, the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, (i) beneficially owns and controls 60,327,941 Common Shares, (ii) controls 7,251,000 Common Shares beneficially owned by 8339856 Canada Inc. (the “ Holdco ”), and (iii) controls 9,459,781 Common Shares beneficially owned by the Trust. This represents, in aggregate, 77,038,722 Common Shares (the “ Total Ownership ”) or slightly over 50.00% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares which are, in aggregate, 154,067,292 Common Shares. The Holdco is a Canadian holding company of which Mr. P. Peter Pascali is a director, executive officer and the sole shareholder, and the Trust is a Quebec family trust of which Mr. Pascali is a trustee, executive officer and beneficiary. The Trust and the Holdco may be considered to be joint actors with Mr. Pascali.

On a fully diluted basis, assuming all options fully vest, Mr. Pascali together with Holdco and the Trust would beneficially own and control 52.19% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares of the Corporation.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com .

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development,
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
RELATED LINK: http://www.pyrogenesis.com/

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Comments on $HPQ.ca Silicon Resources’ News Release Announcing Potential Nano Powder Pre-Order $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:50 PM on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
  • HPQ announced today that it has received a request for Spherical Nano Silicon powders to be produced by the PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (“NSiR”) from a major automobile manufacturer which, when concluded, will represent the first pre-order for these powders.
  • PyroGenesis recently entered into an agreement with HPQ Nano Silicon Powders Inc (“HPQ NANO”), a wholly owned subsidiary of HPQ in which, amongst other things,
  • PyroGenesis benefits from (i) a 10% royalty (“Royalty”) on HPQ NANO’s future sales (with set minimums), and (ii) the option to convert that Royalty at any time into a 50% ownership in HPQ NANO

MONTREAL, Sept. 30, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, comments on HPQ Silicon Resources Inc’s (“HPQ”) press release earlier today 1 announcing potential nano powder pre-order with major automobile manufacturer.

HPQ announced today that it has received a request for Spherical Nano Silicon powders to be produced by the PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (“NSiR”) from a major automobile manufacturer which, when concluded, will represent the first pre-order for these powders.

PyroGenesis recently entered into an agreement with HPQ Nano Silicon Powders Inc (“HPQ NANO”), a wholly owned subsidiary of HPQ in which, amongst other things, PyroGenesis benefits from (i) a 10% royalty (“Royalty”) on HPQ NANO’s future sales (with set minimums), and (ii) the option to convert that Royalty at any time into a 50% ownership in HPQ NANO.

“To receive this type of validation mere weeks after signing a Development Agreement with HPQ Silicon, and mere days after a major Battery Conference, which highlighted the importance of such products, is astounding. We are excited to see HPQ NANO effectively taking pre-orders from giants in the industry who, based on our experience, are not in the habit of wasting their time,” said P. Peter Pascali, CEO and Chairman of PyroGenesis. “This validates our recent decision to increase our ownership in HPQ which we believe, in due time, will become a significant contributor to our bottom line. Although this deal has not yet been concluded and, until it is completed there are risks that it may not be, it does confirm that we are on the right path, in the right industry, with the right products, and with the right partner.”

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (TSX-V: HPQ) is a Canadian producer of Innovative Silicon Solutions, based in Montreal, building a portfolio of unique high value specialty silicon products. Working with PyroGenesis, HPQ is developing:

  • The PUREVAP™ “Quartz Reduction Reactors” (QRR), an innovative process (patent pending), which will permit the one step transformation of quartz (SiO2) into high purity silicon (Si) at reduced costs, energy input, and carbon footprint that will propagate its considerable renewable energy potential;
  • The PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR), a new proprietary process that can use different purities of silicon (Si) as feedstock, to make spherical silicon nanopowders and nanowires; HPQ is also working with industry leader Apollon Solar of France to use their patented process and develop a capability to produce commercially porous silicon (Si) wafers and porous silicon (Si) powders.

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1 https://hpqsilicon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/HPQ-HPQ-NANO-PRE-ORDER-SEPT-30-2020-FINAL.pdf

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com .

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President, Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
RELATED LINK: http://www.pyrogenesis.com/

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Unveils Strategy to Become Global On-Site Dross Processor Delivering Zero-Landfill/Reduced Carbon Solution; Reduces GHG Emissions; Provides General DROSRITE™ Update $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:04 AM on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
  • Unveils today, at its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders, a strategy to become a global on-site dross processor delivering zero-landfill/reduced carbon, and further underscored how DROSRITE™ reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Company is pleased to provide additional information with respect to this strategy as well as a general DROSRITE™ update in the following Q&A format

MONTREAL, Sept. 22, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, unveils today, at its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders, a strategy to become a global on-site dross processor delivering zero-landfill/reduced carbon, and further underscored how DROSRITE™ reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The Company is pleased to provide additional information with respect to this strategy as well as a general DROSRITE™ update in the following Q&A format.

Q. Before we jump into the essence of your announcement , could you once again, for those that are new to the DROSRITE™ story, please describe to us what DROSRITE™ is , and some of its many advantages?

A . Most certainly.

It’s simple. Let’s take an aluminum smelter as an example. As the hot aluminum is formed, it comes in contact with oxygen, and a dross is formed on the surface. This dross acts like a sponge and it effectively absorbs valuable metal. The smelter skims the dross and puts it aside to cool down. Although dross is considered a waste generated by the metallurgical industry, it contains valuable metal that the smelter would like to reclaim. Typically, the dross is sent off site to be processed by a third party who usually uses a salt-based recovery system. Salt, if it comes in contact with aluminum, could contaminate the batch and, as such, salt is usually prohibited from being on site and, ergo, the need to ship dross off-site to be processed. These third parties, who use salt, generate salt cakes, which are a hazardous by-product of their dross processing technique.

PyroGenesis’ DROSRITE™ system is a salt-free, cost-effective, sustainable process for maximizing metal recovery from dross. PyroGenesis’ patented process avoids costly loss of metal while reducing a smelter’s carbon footprint and energy consumption, thereby providing an impressive return on investment.

With metal manufacturers, such as aluminum, being subjected to increased pressure from regulatory authorities to eliminate landfilling of hazardous salt cakes from traditional recovery operations, combined with tight operating margins, PyroGenesis’ DROSRITE™ system is able to (i) increase metal recovery, without producing any hazardous by-products, while at the same time (ii) reducing operating costs.

In short, PyroGenesis’ DROSRITE™ system is a proven method of recovering valuable metal from dross that (i) is salt-free, so no hazardous by-products, (ii) can process the dross cheaper than conventional methods, and (iii) has demonstrated higher metal recovery rates. Non-hazardous, cheaper and with higher recovery rates, who could ask for more? The increased recovery rate alone could save an owner/operator over $1M/year using PyroGenesis’ 5000 tons/year DROSRITE™ system.

Our primary target is currently aluminum dross as this was the market, we first introduced the DROSRITE™ process to and, as you can imagine, it is much easier to leverage off of that success than to start marketing to a new sector.

Click on the link below to watch the DROSRITE™ video : https://www.pyrogenesis.com/products-services/maximizing-aluminum-recovery/

Since announcing several years ago our intention to enter this marketplace, we have (i) sold the first system for $600K, (ii) sold the second system to the same client for $1.02MM, (iii) sold 2 systems to a subsequent client, iv) the technology was used for a 7 system order for over $20MM, (v) developed a tolling strategy, and (vi) partnered with a Japanese multi-billion dollar trading house to accelerate that very same strategy.

Now that we are inside the fence, we now have the “Golden Ticket” to additional opportunities.

Q. What do you mean by inside the fence and more importantly G olden T ick et opportunities ?

A . By inside the fence, we are referring to the fact that DROSRITE™ system operates on site, i.e. inside the smelter’s facility. By Golden Ticket, we mean the opportunity it is created by operating inside the fence. By operating inside the fence, we are able to witness firsthand other challenges facing the industry and to speak to operators and plant managers with respect to these issues, which provide us with an ideal situation in which we can pitch solutions. Having this Golden Ticket essentially is how we came to articulate, and execute, the strategy unveiled today. We are effectively solving a (horizontal) problem we identified inside the fence.

Q. So, the strategy unveiled today was a s a result of being inside the fence?

A . Definitely.

We are proud to say that DROSRITE™ has compelling advantages in and of its own right, as is clearly demonstrated by our recent successes. A natural byproduct of treating dross is the creation of residues which have been easily handled in the past. Of late, there has been increased pressure to find alternate methods in handling residuals other than traditional landfilling. It was PyroGenesis’ strategic decision to address this problem through (i) its expertise, (ii) exclusive joint ventures, and/or (iii) acquisitions.

If successful, the combination of treating dross and residues will create what we believe to be one of the first, if not the first, global onsite dross processor delivering a zero-landfill/reduced carbon solution. We know of no other company offering this. We would be offering, in our opinion, the ultimate green solution to this problem. It would effectively be a formattable offering, which would, in our opinion, be difficult to compete against, thereby giving us a distinctive advantage over other options.

Q. Can you explain in more detail the difference between dross and residues?

A. Most certainly.

Dross is 60% metal and 40% residue. DROSRITE™ is recovering the 60% metal and because it does not contaminate the 40% residues with salt, it presents a unique additional value-added opportunity. These residues have the capacity to be converted into chemical and metallurgical products. This would be an easy expansion of our service offering to the aluminum industry such that PyroGenesis would build, install, and operate turn-key plants that are essentially a cradle to grave and zero landfill solution. This should significantly increase revenues and operating margins at a DROSRITE™ plant.

Q. Could you give us an example of what you mean by handling residu es other than traditional landfilling?

A. We believe we have clear visibility on creating valuable materials from these residuals which are often times landfilled. One example would be converting a particular residue into ammonium sulphate or aluminum sulphate, both high value chemical products. We effectively would be converting these landfilled products into useful commodities with obvious benefits to the environment. We have already demonstrated to the Board that this can be done economically.

Q. If I understand correctly, DROSRITE™ on its own reduces g reenhouse gas emissions and in addressing residu e s would be an additional environmental benefit?

A. Exactly.

DROSRITE™ has always reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Let me explain.

There are two main sources of greenhouse gas reduction:

  • Direct: mainly due to savings in (i) transportation and (ii) by not burning fossil fuels in a Rotary Salt Furnace (RSF)
  • Indirect: mainly due to the increased recovery of aluminum (less emissions than producing aluminum from primary resources)

The following table 1 summarizes the potential emissions reduction assuming all the dross produced in the world 2 was treated with DROSRITE™.

SectorDross
volume
(TPY)
Direct
reductions
(t_eqCO
2
per year)
Indirect
reduction
(t_eqCO
2
per year)
Total
(t_eqCO 2
per year)
Car
equivalent
(US EPA)
Primary 600,000 199,800 864,000 1,063,800 231,261
Secondary 1,450,000 424,850 1,116,500 1,541,350 335,076
Downstream 950,000 316,350 1,102,000 1,418,350 308,337
TOTAL 3,000,000 941,000 3,082,500 4,023,500 874,674

Therefore, more than 4 million tonnes of greenhouse gas can be reduced each year (which is the equivalent of removing close to 875,000 cars off the road each year) if the world’s aluminum dross was treated with DROSRITE™. According to the USEPA, an average passenger car in the US emits 4.6 tonnes per year of CO 2 3 . This equates to removing an average of 1,458 cars/year off the road, year in and year out, for each of PyroGenesis’ 5 tonnes systems, or close to 3,000 cars/year for each of the Company’s 10 tonnes systems.

Q. How does this affect your relationship with the Japanese trading house, and can you update the status with them ?

A. That is a very interesting question because the effective implementation of our strategy will make tolling a more compelling option to both us, as a provider and to potential clients, as we become a one-stop-shop/total solution for these problems. Our relationship with the Japanese trading house envisioned developing tolling opportunities by first starting in the Americas and then leveraging off that success worldwide. We are currently redrafting our agreement to address both (i) the impact of the strategy articulated today and (ii) a genuine interest by the Japanese trading house to develop a closer relationship with respect to our DROSRITE™ offerings.

Q. When might you expect further developments with respect to the strategy announced today?

A. As I said, we have clear visibility on putting in place this strategy and expect to announce something before year-end. We are confident enough in the eventual success that we have already proposed this new offering existing clients.

We are also in the process of incorporating this new offering in existing tolling opportunities and we expect it to be a significant differentiating factor in those situations that involved competitive bidding. We are the front runners in a number of tolling opportunities as well as a number of potential outright sales. Without a doubt, COVID-19 has slowed down the business development aspect of completing new contracts as many as our potential clients are managing the ever-changing COVID-19 environment with limited staff as certain facilities slowed down production and/or expansion due to the crisis. Of note, we have seen a turnaround as worldwide aluminum production increase to pre-COVID levels.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com .

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

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

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
RELATED LINK: http://www.pyrogenesis.com/

1 Based on Internal Calculations
2 Aluminum Dross Processing; A Global Review, AlCircle.com
3 https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle#:~:text=typical%20passenger%20vehicle%3F-,A%20typical%20passenger%20vehicle%20emits%20about%204.6%20metric%20tons%20of,8%2C887%20grams%20of%20CO2.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/aa3eecc2-b9ae-448e-8ed6-6f9ba3c7e22f

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Comments on Recent Trading Activity; Provides Additional Insight to Pending Torch Orders $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:11 PM on Friday, September 11th, 2020
  • Everything material has been disclosed by the Company in either its press releases or financial reports
  • PyroGenesis further confirms that none of the contracts press released are at risk. Last but not least, the Company wishes to reassure PyroGenesis’ shareholders that we remain on track with our current and prospective projects

MONTREAL, Sept. 11, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, issues this press release in response to a sudden decline in its stock price this afternoon.

Given the recent decline, and inquiries from investors, the Company confirms the following:

Everything material has been disclosed by the Company in either its press releases or financial reports. PyroGenesis further confirms that none of the contracts press released are at risk. Last but not least, the Company wishes to reassure PyroGenesis’ shareholders that we remain on track with our current and prospective projects.

“There seems to be an indication that certain comments made by a fund manager in the course of an interview lead to this decline.  In the interview it appears that one could conclude that he suggested that he did not expect more than 1 to 2 torches to be sold by PyroGenesis within the next 3-6 months,” said Mr. P. Peter Pascali, CEO and President of PyroGenesis.  “Although I respect analysis done by third parties, I am also aware of the challenges that this presents to these same very same analysts who, by the very nature of the job, are always on the outside looking in. This is also exasperated by the pressure they have of providing insight within sound bites.  Having said that I can confirm that the Company has visibility on more torch orders than that alluded to in the interview.  In fact, I can confirm that the current status of torch negotiations with various clients anticipate closing more than 1-2 torch deals in well under 3 months, let alone 3-6 months.  These comments are not meant to reflect badly on the analyst in question, but merely to provide additional insight that only a CEO with full information can, and which I felt, under the circumstances, was necessary.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development,
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
RELATED LINK: http://www.pyrogenesis.com/ 

VIDEO – PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Receives $11.5M Contract For 2 Aircraft Carriers … But That May Not Be Their Biggest News $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 6:27 PM on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

The most expensive real estate in the world measured by square foot is a US aircraft carrier.  If that wasn’t enough, it is also amongst the hardest places in the world to get your technology approved for use.

PyroGenesis has already sold two (2) plasma torch based systems to the US Navy for installation on two aircraft carriers … and now it has sold two more systems for 2 more US aircraft carriers to the tune of $11.5M.

The news is cause for celebration by both the Company and its shareholders, not just for the associated dollar value but for the additional reputational gains made by PYR as a result of a massive repeat order to the US Government.  There isn’t a small cap company in the world that wouldn’t be popping champagne bottles tonight.

Can you feel the BUT coming?  OK, here it is  …. But this US aircraft carrier news may not be the biggest news of the WEEK for PyroGenesis, let alone the year because just a few days earlier it announced the following:

PyroGenesis Announces Completion and Acceptance of Modelling Contract with Iron Ore Pelletization Client A; Receives Draft Contract for Equipment Purchase

How big could this development be?  In a press release earlier this year PYR stated the following:

The Client has over 10 plants, each requiring approx. 50 torches.Each torch will generate up to $3M of revenue to PyroGenesis. 

In case your calculator isn’t working, that’s 50 x 10 X $3,000,0000 = $1.5 BILLION.  However, we would be remiss if we didn’t insert this quote from PYR CEO Peter Pascali who stated:

“I must caution that although all parties are confident of the outcome, and the remaining details are minor, there is no guarantee that the Contract will, at the end of the day, be signed, until it is. We have no definite visibility on how long this will take but we are clearly in the final stages.”

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PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Signs $11.5MM Contract for US Navy’s Two Ship Build $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:09 PM on Friday, September 4th, 2020
  • Signed an $11.5MM contract to provide PyroGenesis’ waste destruction systems
  • Contract is for two Systems, one for each ship in the US Navy’s two-ship build
  • Systems are expected to be built within the next 18 months, and are to be installed on the next Gerald R. Ford-class US aircraft carriers; the USS Enterprise (CVN-80) and the USS Doris Miller (CVN-81).
  • Includes a first payment of approx. $4.8MM
  • With this additional Contract in hand, the resulting backlog is expected to be approx. $40MM

MONTREAL, Sept. 04, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to announce that, further to its press release dated July 9th, 2020, it has signed an $11.5MM contract (the “Contract”) to provide PyroGenesis’ waste destruction systems (the “Systems”). This Contract is for two Systems, one for each ship in the US Navy’s two-ship build.

This Contract includes a first payment (“Down Payment”) of approx. $4.8MM. This project should be completed within 18 months. With this additional Contract in hand, the resulting backlog is expected to be approx. $40MM.

The Systems are expected to be built within the next 18 months, and are to be installed on the next Gerald R. Ford-class US aircraft carriers; the USS Enterprise (CVN-80) and the USS Doris Miller (CVN-81).  

“It is indeed an honor to supply our high-tech products to such a prestigious client as the US Navy. It speaks to our credibility as an innovator with a proven capability of delivering proprietary plasma processes to high value niche markets. Furthermore, it is also a testimony to the fact that PyroGenesis continues to develop commercial cutting-edge applications,” said P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “This backlog is quite significant particularly when taken in the context of the Company’s previous revenues (2019: $4.8MM, 2018: $5.0MM), and we look forward to adding to this in the very near future.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development,
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
www.pyrogenesis.com

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Signs $11.5MM Contract for US Navy’s Two Ship Build $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:42 PM on Friday, September 4th, 2020
  • Signed an $11.5MM contract to provide PyroGenesis’ waste destruction systems
  • Contract is for two Systems, one for each ship in the US Navy’s two-ship build
  • Systems are expected to be built within the next 18 months, and are to be installed on the next Gerald R. Ford-class US aircraft carriers; the USS Enterprise (CVN-80) and the USS Doris Miller (CVN-81).
  • Includes a first payment of approx. $4.8MM
  • With this additional Contract in hand, the resulting backlog is expected to be approx. $40MM.

MONTREAL, Sept. 04, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to announce that, further to its press release dated July 9th, 2020, it has signed an $11.5MM contract (the “Contract”) to provide PyroGenesis’ waste destruction systems (the “Systems”). This Contract is for two Systems, one for each ship in the US Navy’s two-ship build.

This Contract includes a first payment (“Down Payment”) of approx. $4.8MM. This project should be completed within 18 months. With this additional Contract in hand, the resulting backlog is expected to be approx. $40MM.

The Systems are expected to be built within the next 18 months, and are to be installed on the next Gerald R. Ford-class US aircraft carriers; the USS Enterprise (CVN-80) and the USS Doris Miller (CVN-81).  

“It is indeed an honor to supply our high-tech products to such a prestigious client as the US Navy. It speaks to our credibility as an innovator with a proven capability of delivering proprietary plasma processes to high value niche markets. Furthermore, it is also a testimony to the fact that PyroGenesis continues to develop commercial cutting-edge applications,” said P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “This backlog is quite significant particularly when taken in the context of the Company’s previous revenues (2019: $4.8MM, 2018: $5.0MM), and we look forward to adding to this in the very near future.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development,
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
www.pyrogenesis.com

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Announces Completion and Acceptance of Modelling Contract with Iron Ore Pelletization Client A; Receives Draft Contract for Equipment Purchase $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:13 PM on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
  • Announced the completion and acceptance of its modeling contract with Client A which confirmed, amongst other things, that replacing fossil fuel burners with PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma torches addresses the Client’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy/policy
  • PyroGenesis is also pleased to confirm receipt of a draft equipment purchase contract from Client A
  • Client’s name shall remain anonymous for competitive and confidential reasons

MONTREAL, Sept. 01, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, further to its press release dated July 2nd, 2020, is pleased to announce the completion and acceptance of its modeling contract with Client A (the “Client”) which confirmed, amongst other things, that replacing fossil fuel burners with PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma torches addresses the Client’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy/policy. PyroGenesis is also pleased to confirm receipt of a draft equipment purchase contract (the “Contract”) from Client A. The Client’s name shall remain anonymous for competitive and confidential reasons.

The modeling contract, disclosed in previous press releases, successfully demonstrated the benefits of replacing fossil fuel burners with PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma torches. More specifically, two of the most important benefits demonstrated were i) that replacing fossil fuel burners with plasma torches was a simple replacement, plug and play process, and ii) that PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma torches significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions which, as a result, could play a significant role in Client A’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy/policy.

The Company also confirms having received a Contract which essentially highlights the terms and conditions negotiated to date. Although the major terms and conditions contained therein have been agreed to in principle, there are still several elements that need further review.

“The fact that we have received this Contract, on the heels of a successful modelling contract, from a significant player in the industry, clearly demonstrates the impact that PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma torches are having in iron ore pelletization greenhouse gas reduction strategies,” said Mr. Peter Pascali, CEO and President of PyroGenesis. “Of note, PyroGenesis has the patent with respect to using plasma torches in iron ore pelletization as described. I must caution that although all parties are confident of the outcome, and the remaining details are minor, there is no guarantee that the Contract will, at the end of the day, be signed, until it is. We have no definite visibility on how long this will take but we are clearly in the final stages. We are all very excited at the significant role PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma torches could play in reducing greenhouse gases, economically, all to the benefit of our planet.”

Pelletization is the process in which iron ore is concentrated before shipment, thus significantly reducing the cost of transportation. In conventional technologies, the process heat is provided by fuel oil or natural gas burners (both environmentally damaging). The combustion, in the burners, of fossil fuels results in the production of greenhouse gases, mainly CO2. Plasma torches, by contrast, utilize renewable electricity and as such offer an environmentally attractive alternative to fossil fuel burners.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Comments on Recent Trading Activity; Military, Tunneling, Drosrite, Pelletization, PUREVAP; All on Track $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:13 PM on Monday, August 24th, 2020
  • Company wishes to reassure investors that all projects (Military, Tunneling, Drosrite™, Pelletization, PUREVAP™, etc…) are all on track and there are no undisclosed events to warrant this morning’s decline.
  • Everything material has been disclosed by the Company in either its press releases or financial reports. PyroGenesis further confirms that none of the contracts press released are at risk.
  • Last but not least, the Company wishes to reassure PyroGenesis’ shareholders that we remain on track with our current and prospective projects.

MONTREAL, Aug. 24, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, issues this press release in response to this morning’s trading activity, and the sudden decline in its stock price. The Company wishes to reassure investors that all projects (Military, Tunneling, Drosrite™, Pelletization, PUREVAP™, etc…) are all on track and there are no undisclosed events to warrant this morning’s decline.

The Company does not usually opine on stock price and trading activity, however, given the recent decline, and inquiries from investors, the Company confirms the following:

Everything material has been disclosed by the Company in either its press releases or financial reports. PyroGenesis further confirms that none of the contracts press released are at risk. Last but not least, the Company wishes to reassure PyroGenesis’ shareholders that we remain on track with our current and prospective projects.

“I just wanted to take the time to reassure investors that the precipitous decline in stock price today cannot be explained by any undisclosed developments at the Company,” said Mr. P. Peter Pascali, CEO and President of PyroGenesis.  “To the contrary, all of our projects are moving ahead and are closer to completion than before. The potential contracts previously announced are not in jeopardy and are moving ahead. Regretfully, to those looking from the outside, it always seems to take longer than expected, however, nothing can be further from the truth and, in certain instances, are proceeding with lightning speed particularly given the entities we are talking to and the significance of the contracts under discussion.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development,
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]

RELATED LINK: http://www.pyrogenesis.com/

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Signs $3M Contract with $HPQ.ca Subsidiary; Includes IP Sale of $2.4MM $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:55 PM on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
  • Announced today that it has signed a contract for approx. $3MM with HPQ Nano Silicon Powders Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.
  • This Contract has been developed to exploit the benefits of the novel PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR) to make nano Silicon powder with the battery market as a principle target
  • Specifically, this program has been divided into two phases; i) to modify the existing GEN2 PUREVAP™ QRR in order to produce silicon nano powders and nanowires needed for the next generation of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Si batteries, and ii) to design and manufacture a semi-continuous process system with a commercial production capacity of at least 300 kg/month (or about 3.5 MT/year) of nano silicon powders

MONTREAL, Aug. 18, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, is pleased to announce today that it has signed a contract for approx. $3MM (the “Contract”)  with HPQ Nano Silicon Powders Inc (“HPQ NANO” or the “Client”), a wholly owned subsidiary of HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”).

This Contract has been developed to exploit the benefits of the novel PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR) to make nano Silicon powder with the battery market as a principle target. Specifically, this program has been divided into two phases; i) to modify the existing GEN2 PUREVAP™ QRR in order to produce silicon nano powders and nanowires needed for the next generation of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Si batteries, and ii) to design and manufacture a semi-continuous process system with a commercial production capacity of  at least 300 kg/month (or about 3.5 MT/year) of nano silicon powders.  

Research1 indicates that replacing graphite with nano silicon powders could allow the manufacturing of high-performance Li-ion batteries with the capability of delivering an almost tenfold (10x) increase in anode capacity, inducing a 20-40% gain in the energy density of the next generation of Li-Ion batteries. The Li-ion battery market size is estimated to grow from USD 44.2 billion in 2020 to USD 94.4 billion by 2025, equivalent to a CAGR of 16.4%.2  Manufacturing of Si nano powders is not yet commercially feasible with selling prices of US$ 30,000/kg.3  (Please refer to HPQ press release dated August 18th, 2020 for further details).

This Agreement includes $2.4MM for the sale of the intellectual property (IP) rights to the PUREVAP™ NSiR process, together with a 10 % royalty on the Client’s future sales (“Royalty”) (with set minimums). The IP sold relates exclusively to the manufacturing of nano silicon powders and wires by HPQ NANO. PyroGenesis will retain a royalty-free, exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to use the System for all other purposes. This Royalty stream can at any time be converted by PyroGenesis into a 50% ownership of the Client.

“This Agreement represents another significant milestone in our relationship with HPQ. Battery storage is the future and it is indeed exciting for us to now be using our plasma expertise in addressing the challenges facing the lithium battery market,” said M. P Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “This milestone is also a testament to what can be achieved when two companies, and their Boards, work together with a common purpose and a clear understanding of the many unforeseen challenges in bringing such product lines to fruition.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

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

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

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
RELATED LINK: http://www.pyrogenesis.com/

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1 https://cen.acs.org/materials/energy-storage/battery-materials-world-anodes-time/97/i142 https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/lithium-ion-battery-market-49714593.html#:~:text=Lithium%2DIon%20Battery%20Market%20size,at%20a%20CAGR%20of%2016.4%25.
3 HPQ Corporate presentation 2020-06-30  https://hpqsilicon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/HPQ-NEW-FULL-SIZE-VER_JUNE_30_2020.pdf