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PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Announces Commencement of Advanced Second Phase Lab Scale Testing with HPQ Silicon Resources $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:12 AM on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

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  • Informed its client, HPQ Silicon Resources Inc that the Gen 2 PUREVAP Quartz Reduction Reactor (referred to herein as: “Gen 2 PUREVAP“), a 1/250 scale model of the planned 200 metric tonne (MT) per year pilot plant (the “Pilot Plant”),
  • Will be operational in the coming weeks, and that an advanced, second phase, lab scale testing program is about to commence.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(September 19, 2017) – PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX VENTURE:PYR)(OTCQB:PYRNF), a high-tech company (the “Company” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to announce today that, further to its press release dated on May 4, 2017, it has informed its client, HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”), that the Gen 2 PUREVAP Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR“) (referred to herein as: “Gen 2 PUREVAP“), a 1/250 scale model of the planned 200 metric tonne (MT) per year pilot plant (the “Pilot Plant”), will be operational in the coming weeks, and that an advanced, second phase, lab scale testing program is about to commence.

As previously announced, the first generation lab scale PUREVAP QRR (referred to herein as: “Gen 1 PUREVAP“) was built to prove that Silicon Metal (Si) could be produced directly from quartz in just one step, for the solar panel industry.

The Gen 2 PUREVAP will focus on Process Refinement, Characterization, Metallurgical Testing and purity improvements using this new semi-continuous feed 1/250 scale model.

Based on Gen 1 PUREVAP results, PyroGenesis completed the detailed engineering and design of the Pilot Plant, including substantial process modifications, and as a result, this Gen 2 PUREVAP is an upgraded version of the Gen 1 PUREVAP that will be a true 1/250 scale replica of the planned larger pilot plant (“Gen 3 PUREVAP“). The Gen 2 PUREVAP is currently 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 PUREVAP represents major de-risking of the Pilot Plant program as the Gen 2 PUREVAP will:

  1. Allow for specific process design improvements and modifications derived from Gen 1 PUREVAP test work to be implemented and perfected;
  2. Produce larger Silicon Metal (Si) samples to test improvements to the purification process;
  3. Allow an intermediate step in scaling up to the Pilot Plant, thereby mitigating the scaling up risk;
  4. Allow for the following milestones to be reached sooner than originally planned:
    • Producing larger Si samples for testing by potential purchasers;
    • Allow HPQ and PyroGenesis to test the electrical parameters of the High Purity Si;
    • Produce enough material to send samples to solar industry participants; and
    • Provide data to demonstrate the economics of PUREVAP™ technology.

“We are happy to see this new phase of the project. This new reactor will allow us to produce larger quantities of silicon and validate the process for the pilot phase,” said Pierre Carabin, Chief Technology Officer of PyroGenesis.

The 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.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. 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 9001:2008 certified, and have been ISO certified since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian company on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace (Ticker Symbol: PYRNF). For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the 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 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 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, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTC Markets Group Inc. accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

Rodayna Kafal
VP, Investor Relations and Communications
(514) 937-0002
ir@pyrogenesis.com
rkafal@pyrogenesis.com

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

Namaste $N.ca Added to Newly Created CSE25 Index #Vapes #Vaping #CSE25

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:17 PM on Monday, September 18th, 2017

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  • New index comprised of the securities of the largest companies trading on the exchange
  • CSE25 Index is a subgroup of the CSE Composite Index

Toronto, Ontario–(September 18, 2017) – The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new index comprised of the securities of the largest companies trading on the exchange.

The CSE25 Index is a subgroup of the CSE Composite Index. The composite index launched in 2015 and includes almost half of the exchange’s listed companies and covers over 75% of the trading activity on the exchange. The new index includes the top twenty-five securities by market capitalization contained in the composite index. These companies account for over 50% of the weighting in the larger index and are typically stocks that attract considerable trading volume.

Richard Carleton, CEO, observed that “as the exchange has grown rapidly in terms of trading volumes and market capitalization it is appropriate that we give market participants a benchmark that monitors the performance of our largest and most liquid issues. As the ‘exchange for entrepreneurs’ we are proud of their success in the Canadian capital markets.”

Trading volumes on the CSE have been exceptionally robust in 2016 and 2017. The turnover of the entire market measured by the value of trading divided by the total market cap has averaged 6.6% per month in the year to date, which represents a level of market activity unrivalled in the Canadian exchange space.

A complete list of the constituent securities of the CSE25 Index appears below.

Symbol Security Name CSE 25
Weighting
LHS Liberty Health Sciences Inc. 14.31%
TRST CannTrust Holdings Inc. 13.00%
URB.A Urbana Corporation A NV 6.25%
AHG Alternate Health Corp. 5.69%
MARI Maricann Group Inc 5.13%
CRZ CannaRoyalty Corp. 4.90%
BCC The Canadian Bioceutical Corporation 4.11%
MDM Marapharm Ventures Inc 3.96%
URG Oriental Non-Ferrous Resources Development Corp. 3.68%
GLH Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. 3.56%
XMG MGX Minerals Inc. 3.13%
FLT Drone Delivery Canada Corp. 2.99%
THC THC Biomed Intl Ltd 2.88%
ISOL Isodiol International Inc. 2.82%
IN InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. 2.76%
BLO Cannabix Technologies Inc. 2.54%
N Namaste Technologies Inc. 2.22%
IAN iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc. 2.22%
VGW Valens Groworks Corp. 2.22%
MTA Metalla Royalty and Streaming Ltd. 2.15%
SNA Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. 2.02%
LDS Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc 1.95%
MYM MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. 1.91%
MRM Micromem Technologies Inc. 1.81%
RSS RESAAS Services Inc. 1.80%

 

About the CSE

The Canadian Securities Exchange is home to more than 300 uniquely listed issues covering a broad range of industry sectors. The exchange provides trade execution, smart routing, risk management, compliance and market information services for Canadian listed instruments.

Recognized as an exchange by the Ontario Securities Commission in 2004, the CSE is designed to facilitate the capital formation process for public companies through a streamlined approach to company regulation that emphasizes disclosure and the provision of efficient secondary market trading services for investors.

For more information please visit www.thecse.com and our blog at blog.thecse.com.

Rob Cook
Senior Vice President, Market Development
Rob.Cook@thecse.com
416-367-7349

betterU Education Corporation $BTRU.ca Launches a Corporate Training Program With the ‘Central Bank of India’

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:12 AM on Monday, September 18th, 2017

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  • Launched their corporate training initiatives to support employee training across the variety of industries, jobs and categories to support corporate India
  • Selected by the Central Bank of India to provide instructor led leadership training in Mumbai for all their Assistant General Managers
  • Training program completed with high reviews from the bank and their positive feedback will help advance betterU’s efforts across the country

OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2017 — betterU Education Corp. (the “Corporation” or “betterU”), is pleased to announce that they have launched their corporate training initiatives to support employee training across the variety of industries, jobs and categories to support corporate India.

betterU’s corporate training was selected by the Central Bank of India to provide instructor led leadership training in Mumbai for all their Assistant General Managers. The training program completed with high reviews from the bank and their positive feedback will help advance betterU’s efforts across the country. “It was a great privilege to have been selected by the Central Bank of India and we are excited about the results of the training and their positive feedback about the quality of our work.  We are looking forward to our going work with the bank as we continue to build our relationship,” said Sameer Vatsa, Country Head of India for betterU Education Corp.

Skills development is a critical part of any corporate environment and with advancing technology and globalization corporations must continually work to ensure their employees receive upgrading skills to stay competitive and innovative. betterU has built a corporate learning ecosystem that provides access to thousands of skills development programs from some of the world’s leading educators. Today’s corporate HR departments must source, negotiate and validate multiple training partners to support their wide range of training across their many verticals of operations. By leveraging the breadth and depth of programs available through betterU, corporations can offer innovative, leading programs across all their needs including for soft skills, leadership, management, IT / Technology, office and more. As a master training partner, betterU can collaborate with an organization to assemble a full service self-paced, Instructor-led and/or blended national programs that can support the requirements of an entire organization.

About betterU

betterU, a global education marketplace, aims to provide access to quality education from around the world to foster growth and opportunity to those who want to better their lives. The company plans to bridge the prevailing gap in the education and job industry and enhance the lives of its prospective learners by developing an integrated ‘education-to employment’ ecosystem. betterU’s offerings can be categorized into four broad functions: to compliment school programs with flexible KG-12 programs preparing children for next stage of education, to foster an exceptional educational environment by providing befitting skills that lead to a better career, to bridge the gap between one’s existing education and prospective job requirement by training them and lastly, to connect the end user to various job opportunities.

www.betterU.ca and www.betterU.in

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

This press release may contain forward-looking statements and information, which may involve risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, competitive developments, risks associated with betterU’s growth, the state of the financial markets, regulatory risks and other factors. There can be no assurance or guarantees that any statements of forward-looking information contained in this release will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These and all subsequent written and oral statements containing forward-looking information are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, betterU disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers should not place undue reliance on any statements of forward-looking information that speak only as of the date of this release. Further information on betterU’s public filings, including their most recent audited consolidated financial statements, are available at www.sedar.com.

For further information, please visit  http://www.betteru.ca/investor-overview/

Investor contact:

Investor Relations
1-613-695-4100 Ext. 233
Email: ir@betteru.ca

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Additive Confirms Production, and Orders, for Both Ti-6Al-4V Grade 23 & Grade 5 MIM Cut

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:04 AM on Monday, September 18th, 2017

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  • Company now confirms that process can, in fact, make titanium MIM cut Grade 23 powder in commercial quantities
  • Already received orders for samples of both Grade 5 and, most notably, Grade 23 Ti-6AL-4V MIM cut powders. 

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Sept. 18, 2017) – PyroGenesis Additive, a division of PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX VENTURE:PYR)(OTCQB:PYRNF), a high-tech company (the “Company” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to announce today that, further to its press release dated August 14, 2017, wherein it was announced that the Company had developed a new plasma-based atomization process to produce metal powders for 3D printers, specifically the MIM cut titanium (Ti-6Al-4V) powder Grade 5 (which for the purposes herein, we define as small fine metal powders, that can be used by metal 3D printers, typically in the 5um-25um size range), and wherein it was also announced that it seemed that the same process might make titanium MIM cut Grade 23, the Company now confirms that this process can, in fact, make titanium MIM cut Grade 23 powder in commercial quantities. Further to this, the Company is also pleased to announce that it has already received orders for samples of both Grade 5 and, most notably, Grade 23 Ti-6AL-4V MIM cut powders.

Mr. P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis, provides an overview of today’s announcement in the following Q&A format:

Q. What is the attraction of MIM cut powders?

A. The use of a MIM cut powder allows improved surface finish and increased definition of the parts. MIM cut refers to a powder size traditionally intended for use in the Metal Injection Molding industry, hence the phrase “MIM”. We also use this term to describe this same size cut (i.e., the finest powder size produced by plasma atomization, typically below 25um), and which we are seeing a potentially explosive demand for by metal 3D printers. The press has most recently noted the increased interest in using this fine powder by 3D printer manufactures such as Desktop Metal, Markforged and 3DEO. These new printing technologies hold the promise of much higher throughput and reduced costs compared to mainstream printers.

Of note, and where PyroGenesis Additive has applicability, is that the metal 3D printer demands for this MIM cut cannot be serviced by the powders which traditionally were used by Metal Injection Molding, as they are not pure enough.

The MIM cut powder of Ti-6Al-4V has traditionally only been available, in commercial quantities, as Grade 5. Given PyroGenesis Additive’s new plasma-based process, as described in its September 12, 2017 news release, it is now able to address this market by producing extremely narrow size distributions, at significantly higher production rates, with higher yields (i.e. little to no waste), and at much lower operating costs for both Grade 5 and Grade 23 in commercial quantities.

To the best of our knowledge, we know of no other company that offers commercial quantities of Ti-6Al-4V Grade 23 MIM cut.

Once again, PyroGenesis Additive is inventing, and innovating, thereby enabling 3D printers to reach new levels.

Q. What is the difference between Grade 5 and Grade 23?

A. The primary difference between the two is oxygen content, with Grade 23 having less oxygen content than Grade 5 (i.e. maximum oxygen content of 0.13% vs 0.20%). Since MIM cut powders are smaller, there is a tendency to have increased oxygen content due to more exposed surface area.1 Therefore, it is very difficult, in this particle range to have low oxygen content which is sometimes preferred.

Q. Why is it a challenge to make Grade 23? 

A. There are two challenges in making Grade 23 MIM cut powder: 1) quality and 2) quantity.

First, quality: because of its small size and relatively high surface area, the powder tends to pick up oxygen easily. By carefully controlling the operating environment of the plasma reactor, it is possible to minimize the oxygen pickup and, consequently, the oxygen content of the final powder.

Second, quantity: plasma processes have traditionally been designed to produce relatively large powders. By allowing to shift the particle size distribution to smaller sizes, the new PyroGenesis process maximizes the amount of powder available in the MIM cut range.

Q. Can you give us an update on sample orders and shipments?

A. To date, PyroGenesis Additive has received six (6) unique sample orders, including one sample order for our Grade 23 and Grade 5 MIM cut. Of these sample orders, we have currently shipped four (4).

Q. So, in conclusion, when will this success translate into more substantial orders?

A. It is important to put these sample orders in context. We never expected to receive any sample orders during the ramp-up phase. It is, as you can imagine, very difficult to project any sales from these sample orders. However, I think it is safe to say that given the amount of interest, the timing, and the type of clients we are seeing, we can expect that some future long-term contracts might be in the very near future. If that is true, one can well imagine that the impact on the Company could be so significant that whether that happens in a week, a month, or six (6) months, the difference in timing is a drop in the bucket when compared to the commercial implications.

I can say however, that these sample orders have translated into company visits; both to our facilities and to theirs… and remember this is all during ramp-up.

As previously announced, PyroGenesis Additive will be exhibiting at this year’s TCT show in Birmingham, England (Sept 26 – 28). The TCT Show is one of the world’s leading events dedicated to 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing and product development as over 250 exhibitors are showcased to more than 7,000 attendees. We invite those who will be attending the show to stop by our booth# C61 and speak with our sales team: Mr. Massimo Dattilo, VP, PyroGenesis Additive, and Mr. Alex Pascali, Sales Manager, PyroGenesis Additive.

Separately, PyroGenesis announces today that it will be presenting at The MicroCap Conference on October 5, 2017, at the Essex House in New York City. The MicroCap Conference is an exclusive event for investors who specialize in small and microcap stocks. Mr. Pascali will provide an overview of the Company’s business, during a live presentation and has scheduled several one-on-one meetings with investors who are registered to attend the conference. This event is exclusive to portfolio managers, analysts, and private investors.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. 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 9001:2008 certified, and have been ISO certified since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian company on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace (Ticker Symbol: PYRNF). For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the 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 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 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, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTC Markets Group Inc. accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

1 “Titanium Powder Metallurgy: Science Technology and Application”, Ma Quian and Francis H. Froes editors, Elsevier, 2015, 2015, p.340.

Rodayna Kafal
VP, Investor Relations and Communications
(514) 937-0002
ir@pyrogenesis.com or rkafal@pyrogenesis.com

AGORACOM welcomes Augusta Industries $AAO.ca providing world leading solutions to the oil and gas and structural health monitoring industries

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:58 PM on Friday, September 15th, 2017

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A wholly owned subsidiary of
Augusta Industries Inc.

  • Engaged in the development, design, manufacture and supply of systems using fiber optic sensors, related monitoring instruments, and software
  • Clients include Enbridge and The Pembina Institute
  • Marcon’s major clients include Saudi Arabia-Sabic Services (Refining and Petrochemical), Bahrain National Gas Co, Bahrain Petroleum, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Gas, Qatar Petrochemical, Gulf of Suez Petroleum, Agiba Petroleum and Burullus Gas Co
  • Provides support engineering services related to planning, training, on-site installation, and data interpretation and reporting.

 

CLIENTS INCLUDE


FOX-TEK’s systems serve the needs of the oil and gas, power generation, chemical, mining, and civil structure market sectors, worldwide.

  • Systems can be configured to operate continuously or on an inspection basis.
  • They can also be monitored remotely

Oil And Gas

 

Mining

  • Sensors measure displacement to add value in the areas of critical operations, safety, environmental protection, improved maintenance, and extended lifetime.
  • Systems are built on proven components and know-how in the areas of telecommunications based fiber optics, electronics and optics, and control and signal processing software.

Marcon International

  • Involved in the industrial supply of equipment and parts procuring for its clients which are principally clients in the oil and gas industry and United States government agencies such as the Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Agriculture.
  • Provides procurement and support services to existing and new projects worldwide in the energy sector. Initially the company had focused on providing services in the energy sector but moved on to government contracts and government services.

Marcon has two subsidiaries, Marcon USA and Marcon UK, to help enhance and support its logistic and sales operations

  • Servicing the energy sector and a number of US Government entities. Marcon’s principal business is the sale and distribution of industrial machinery and equipment such as cranes, derricks, diesel engines, conveyor systems, oil refining machines, packing machinery, industrial pumps and welding machinery.
  • In addition to departments and agencies of the U.S. Government, Marcon’s major clients include Saudi Arabia-Sabic Services (Refining and Petrochemical), Bahrain National Gas Co, Bahrain Petroleum, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Gas, Qatar Petrochemical, Gulf of Suez Petroleum, Agiba Petroleum and Burullus Gas Co.

 

 

BetterU $BTRU.ca focusing on #India, a high-growth #edtech market, to drive large sales with strategic partnerships FIND OUT MORE

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:51 PM on Friday, September 15th, 2017

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CONNECTING GLOBAL EDUCATION WITH THE INDIAN MARKETPLACE

WHY BETTERU EDUCATION?

  • The ONLY Global Education Marketplace Serving India
  • Capitalizing On Mobile Payments Structure Others Unable To Provide
  • Unique Ability To Collect From 200 Different Payment Methods in India
  • As A Result, Leading Global Online Education Providers Use BetterU
  • BetterU Receives 20 – 50% Of All Revenues Generated
  • Indian Government Mandate To Educate 500 million by 2022
  • India Expecting To Double Online Education From $20B to $40B In 2017
  • Executed MOU with the Telecom Sector Skill Council to jointly support both organizations’ efforts towards the skilling of millions of professionals across India’s Telecom sector Read More

Namaste $N.ca Announces Supply Agreement With Israel-Based #Cannabis Producer Cannbit Ltd. #MMJ #Vapes

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:32 AM on Friday, September 15th, 2017

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  • Wholly owned subsidiary, Cannmart Inc, has signed a supply agreement with Israeli-based producer Cannbit
  • Will supply medical cannabis products sourced from Cannbit in Israel,
  • To be sold exclusively in Canada through CannMart and Namaste sales channels
  • Represents a fundamental step in Namaste’s growth strategy to develop a marketplace

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 15, 2017 – Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company”) (CSE:N)(FRANKFURT:M5BQ)(OTCMKTS:NXTTF) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Cannmart Inc. (“CannMart”), has signed a supply agreement (the “Agreement”) with Israeli-based producer Cannbit Ltd. (“Cannbit”).

The Agreement, subject to approval by Health Canada, will supply medical cannabis products sourced from Cannbit in Israel, to be sold exclusively in Canada through CannMart and Namaste sales channels. This Agreement represents a fundamental step in Namaste’s growth strategy to develop a marketplace for Canadian medical cannabis that will include product sourced both domestically and internationally.

Namaste will further pursue supply agreements with domestic and international producers in developing a unique online platform to provide a larger variety of medical cannabis products to patients sourced from domestic and international producers. Namaste recognizes that Israel is providing the medical cannabis industry with leading research and intends to provide Israeli-grown products to Canadian medical cannabis patients.

Management Commentary

Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste comments: “We are very pleased to sign this Agreement. We had the opportunity of meeting with the Cannbit management team and feel very strongly that Namaste will bring some of the highest quality medical cannabis available in the world to our Canadian patients. Through our new platform, Namaste MD, we will be offering a full-service platform for users to flow through an initial consultation to issuance of a prescription. They will then be provided with access to our marketplace of medical cannabis products that will be sourced from multiple producers in Canada, as well as countries like Israel, that are innovators in research and development in our industry.”

About Namaste Technologies Inc.

Namaste Technologies Inc. is an emerging leader in vaporizer and accessories space. Namaste has 26 ecommerce retail stores in 20 countries, offers the largest range of brand name vaporizers products on the market and is actively manufacturing and launching multiple unique proprietary products for retail and wholesale distribution. The Company is currently focused on expanding its product offering, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, and entering new markets globally.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

“Sean Dollinger”
Chief Executive Officer
Direct: +1 (786) 389 9771
Email: info@namastevapes.com

Further information on the Company and its products can be accessed through the links below:

www.namastetechnologies.com

www.namastevaporizers.com

www.namastevaporizers.co.uk

www.everyonedoesit.com

www.everyonedoesit.co.uk

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION This press release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by such statements. Although such statements are based on management’s reasonable assumptions, Namaste assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward looking information to reflect new events or circumstances unless required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks including various risk factors discussed in the Company’s disclosure documents which can be found under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The CSE has neither reviewed nor approved the contents of this press release.

American Creek $AMK.ca Reports That JV Partner Tudor Gold $TUD.ca Has Produced Numerous Intercepts of High Grade #Gold and #Silver in Preliminary Drilling on New HC Zone at Treaty Creek

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:26 AM on Friday, September 15th, 2017

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  • Tudor Gold Corp. has encountered numerous high grade gold/silver intercepts in preliminary drilling at the new HC zone at the Treaty Creek Project
  • Immediately north of, and in the same hydrothermal system as, Seabridge Gold’s KSM project and Pretivm’s Brucejack project
  • Hosts a precious-metal-rich, polymetallic, volcanogenic massive sulphide and sulphosalt (VHMS) mineralized system

American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:AMK) (“American Creek”) is pleased to announce that JV partner and operator Tudor Gold Corp. (“Tudor”) has encountered numerous high grade gold/silver intercepts in preliminary drilling at the new HC zone at the Treaty Creek Project located in BC’s “Golden Triangle” immediately north of, and in the same hydrothermal system as, Seabridge Gold’s KSM project and Pretivm’s Brucejack project.

The new HC zone shares geological characteristics similar and unique to the famous Eskay Creek deposit located approximately 12 km to the northwest.

Tudor reported the following:

“The HC mineralized zone of the HC deposit within the GR2 claim block on Tudor Gold Corp.’s 60-per-cent-owned Treaty Creek project, located in the Golden Triangle in British Columbia, hosts a precious-metal-rich, polymetallic, volcanogenic massive sulphide and sulphosalt (VHMS) mineralized system.

Walter Storm, president and chief executive officer, stated: “We are very pleased with the results so far. We were attracted to the Treaty Creek project by the clear potential for extensive mineralized zones on our claims, and the results from the HC zone within the GR2 claim block have exceeded our expectations. We look forward to the completion of a resource estimate on the HC zone and a resource estimate on the Copper Belle project, which is also well under way.”

The HC zone appears to be a complete precious-metal-rich VHMS deposit in which the feeder vein system, the vent structures and the sulphides in a restricted sedimentary basin had been intersected. All three zones of the HC deposit carry elevated values of gold. The feeder vein system also carries elevated silver and base metal (lead, zinc and copper) content.

The HC zone shows elevated concentrations of gold, silver and antimony sulphosalts hosted between a pervasively sericite-pyrite-chlorite altered volcaniclastic sequence (bimodal mafic-felsic affinity) and restricted sedimentary basins where mudstones host sulphide mineralization underlying stockwork base metal and precious metal veins. These characteristics are similar and unique to the nearby Eskay Creek deposit. The highest-grade and most continuous precious metal mineralization within the HC zone occurs as an apparent stratabound zone at the contact of the footwall mudstone and the hydrothermally altered volcaniclastic sequence. This is interpreted as being the product of a mineralizing growth-graben fault, proximal to felsic flows, ash tuffs and felsic conglomerates.

During the continuing 2017 season, Tudor Gold has drilled 13 holes in the vicinity of and to the north of the nine holes drilled in 2007 and 11 holes in 2009 by American Creek Resources. Together, these 33 holes have produced consistent geology demonstrating the continuity of the feeder vein system, the vent structure and the sedimentary basin within the area bounded by these holes (assays received up to HC-17-07; awaiting assays on all remaining 2017 holes).

The holes drilled by Tudor Gold and American Creek Resources cover approximately 400 metres along strike and 450 metres down dip at 50-metre space increments in the direction of the main mineralized structure. Historical surface sampling carried out by previous operators to both the north and south of the HC zone indicates that the main mineralized structure extends at least for 3,000 metres along strike. The entire 3,000-metre mineralized structure that hosts the HC zone remains open to the north, south beyond the existing drill holes and down dip.

ASSAY RESULTS:

1. The Feeder Vein System: It is comprised of discordant veins hosted mainly in pervasively sericite-pyrite-chlorite altered volcaniclastic sequence. Two types of veins are recognized: silver dominant Mn-rich carbonates and sulphides (semi-massive yellow to light brown zoned sphalerite, galena, pyrite and minor chalcopyrite can add to >50% of the veins) and gold dominant chalcedonic quartz veins. Textures include those more typical of the epithermal suite (banded, crustiform, breccia/vein).

Table 1. Assay results feeder vein system

Hole ID From
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
Au
(g/t)
Ag
(g/t)
HC-17-01 170.35 170.8 0.45 6.4 29.1
HC-17-02 256.65 257.45 0.8 4.53 55.1
and 258.3 259 0.7 6.16 59.4
HC-17-03 395.35 397.3 1.95 10.97
including 395.35 395.9 0.55 14.30
and 395.9 396.8 0.9 3.48 16.9
and 396.8 397.3 0.5 20.80 548
and 435.3 435.8 0.5 33.80
HC-17-04 261.4 261.95 0.55 2.65 234
and 283.1 283.55 0.75 0.21 359
and 283.85 284.9 1.05 0.79 316
HC-17-05 203.05 203.95 0.9 11 13.8
HC-17-07 143.45 147.2 3.75 6.22
including 143.45 144 0.55 5.13 30.6
and 145.9 147.2 1.3 13.3 87

True thickness of the different mineralized intervals still to be determined.

2. The Vent Structure: It is comprised of silica flooded and altered mudstone and volcanic conglomerates along with breccias and semi-massive sulphide replacements. Several stages of silica can be recognized cementing and replacing successive events of brecciation. Silica alteration occurs as silicification and chalcedonic silica, usually gray to bluish in color, obliterating previous textures. Pyrite and Sb-sulphosalts are the dominant sulphides as veinlets, stringers and semi-massive replacements. Stibnite, galena, sphalerite and arsenopyrite are also common in veinlets and disseminations.

Table 2. Assay results vent system

Hole ID From
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
Au
(g/t)
HC-17-01 247.3 247.8 0.5 2.58
and 247.8 248.35 0.55 5.52
HC-17-04 345.4 345.85 0.45 2.03
and 345.85 346.3 0.45 11.1
HC-17-05 203.05 203.95 0.9 11

True thickness of the different mineralized intervals still to be determined.

3. The Sulphides in Sedimentary Basins: Fine grained pyrite and Sb-sulphosalts have been identified as finely laminated sedimentary beds and patchy pyrite/quartz replacements within mudstones/siltstones in the proximity of the venting structures intersected in core, particularly around holes HC-17-01, 04, 05, 08, 10, 11 and 12 (as per visual inspection of the drill core). The mineralization appears to be hosted in the immediate contact of the underlying footwall mudstone unit and the upper altered volcaniclastic sequence.

Table 3. Assay results sulphides in mudstone host.

Hole ID From
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
Au
(g/t)
HC-17-01 249.35 250.35 1 4.7
and 250.35 251.35 1 10.2
and 251.35 252.35 1 4.59
and 252.35 252.85 0.5 14.6
and 252.85 253.75 0.9 12.6
and 253.75 254.45 0.7 2.13
HC-17-04 346.6 346.95 0.35 5.17
and 346.95 347.35 0.4 8.91
and 347.35 348 0.65 4.42
and 348 348.6 0.6 16.5
and 348.6 349.3 0.7 14.4
and 349.3 350 0.7 5.41
HC-17-05 203.95 205.5 1.55 0.807
and 205.5 207 1.5 0.787
and 207 208.55 1.55 1.98

True thickness of the different mineralized intervals still to be determined.

Darren Blaney, President and CEO of American Creek stated: “This new HC zone northern extension of the GR2 is a bonus that we weren’t expecting. We are very encouraged by the remarkably similar characteristics of the HC to the Eskay Creek deposit located to the northwest of us. Although still very preliminary, the drill results thus far have shown great promise for the future discovery potential of this portion of the extensive Treaty Creek property. Three drills are presently turning on the property with the objective being to define a gold resource on both the Copper Belle and GR2 zones.”

The Qualified Person for the 2017 Treaty Creek project field season, the geological content of this news release, and for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 is Raul Sanabria, MSc, P.Geo, EurGeol.

A summary of the Treaty Creek project can be viewed here: http://www.americancreek.com/images/pdf/Treaty_Creek_Joint_Venture_Project.pdf

The Treaty Creek Project is a joint venture between Tudor, Teuton Resources Corp., and American Creek. Tudor is the operator and holds a 60% interest with both American Creek and Teuton each holding respective 20% carried interests in the property (fully carried until a production notice is given).

About American Creek

American Creek holds a strong portfolio of gold and silver properties in British Columbia. The portfolio includes three “Golden Triangle” gold/silver properties; the Treaty Creek and Electrum joint ventures with Walter Storm/Tudor as well as the recently acquired 100% owned past producing Dunwell Mine group of properties. Other properties held throughout BC include the Gold Hill, Austruck-Bonanza, Ample Goldmax, Silver Side, Red Tusk and Glitter King.

For further information please contact Kelvin Burton at: Phone: 403 752-4040 or Email: info@americancreek.com. Information relating to the Corporation is available on its website at www.americancreek.com

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

 

American Creek Resources Ltd.
Kelvin Burton, 403-752-4040
info@americancreek.com

Invested in Richmont Mines $RIC ? Did you know Monarques $MQR.ca acquired all Richmont’s Quebec assets #Gold #Mining

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:21 PM on Thursday, September 14th, 2017

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Highlights of the main transaction

  • Monarques will acquire all of Richmont’s mining assets, properties and claims in Quebec.
  • Monarques will become the owner and operator of the Beaufor mine and the Camflo mill.
  • Monarques to retain Richmont’s highly experienced Quebec-based site teams.
  • Richmont will hold a 19.9% interest in the Corporation, inclusive of a $2.0 million investment by Richmont.