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HPQ Silicon Affiliate Patents Can Expand Performance Of Graphite Anodes In Lithium-Ion Batteries And Deliver Holy Grail Silicon Anodes With Up To 10X Energy

Posted by Alavaro Coronel at 2:02 PM on Thursday, November 16th, 2023

In an electric vehicle battery, which is typically a lithium-ion battery, there are three main parts you need to know about: the anode, the cathode, and the electrolyte.h

The anode plays a crucial role in how the battery works. Specifically, it acts like a storage container for lithium ions. It holds onto them when the battery is charged and releases them when the battery is being used to power the car. This flow of lithium ions back is what makes the battery work and allows your EV to run on electric power.


Today, graphite anodes dominate the market of anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, with the graphite market estimated to be worth approximately US$25 billion in 2023.

But that may be as far as it goes with graphite having essentially achieved its maximum performance in terms of energy density.


HPQ announced that affiliate Company Novacium SAS has acquired a family of patents related to the surface treatment of carbon-based materials. These innovations come from the world-renowned researcher Dr. Alexander Zaderko, with over two decades of experience.

Silicon-based anodes have up to 10 times the energy density of a graphite-based anode, which is why Porsche, Mercedes and GM are betting on silicon-anode batteries.


While silicon-based anode materials hold great promise for batteries, they are known to suffer from significant degradation during charging and discharging cycles.


Initial tests have shown significant performance improvements in silicon-based Li-ion batteries. These results indicate that the new surface treatment has a dual effect on battery properties:

  • Reduces degradation, enhancing cyclability (battery lifespan)
  • Reduces charging time.


Furthermore, initial test results with graphite anode materials alone (without silicon) suggest that the new surface treatment positively impacts the performance of graphite-based Li-ion batteries.

“Our innovative approach aims to significantly improve the operation of lithium batteries. We believe the application of Novacium’s patented surface treatments has the potential to transform and enhance the performance of Li-ion batteries, benefiting not only silicon-based anode materials but the entire battery market.”

Oleksiy Nichiporuk, Novacium Chief Technical Officer


“Novacium’s new patented surface treatment, which also improves the performance of graphite-based Li-ion batteries commonly used in the industry, provides HPQ and Novacium with a unique opportunity to offer solutions tailored to both the short- and long-term needs of the battery industry. Promising preliminary discussions have already started to take place with entities already under non-disclosure agreements with HPQ on the potential of this technology.”

Bernard Tourillon, CEO HPQ Silicon Inc. and NOVACIUM SAS


In 2023, the market for these materials is estimated to be valued at anywhere between US$1.1 billion and US$2.7 billion.

Projections for the future suggest that the demand for silicon anode materials could reach 300,000 tons by 2030, with an estimated value of around US$15 billion according to one source, and an astounding US$131.6 billion by 2033 according to another.

It’s worth noting that, currently, silicon-based materials for lithium-ion batteries represent a relatively small portion, making up less than 10%, of the overall global demand for graphite.

Novacium’s pioneering surface treatment techniques are on the cusp of reshaping the landscape of lithium-ion batteries, and HPQ Silicon Inc. stands at the vanguard, not merely to meet, but to surpass the energy needs of the future. With their exclusive innovations, the horizons of battery technology are illuminated like never before, providing an enticing preview of what awaits in the realm of sustainable and high-performance energy solutions.

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HPQ Fumed Silica Reactor Could Save Leading Manufacturers $100 MILLION / YEAR

Posted by Alavaro Coronel at 2:01 PM on Thursday, November 16th, 2023

In a world that hungers for eco-friendly innovation, HPQ Silicon shines as a pioneering technology company, setting new standards in green engineering processes for silica and silicon material production. It’s time for investors to take a closer look at the groundbreaking strides HPQ is making in reducing the carbon footprint, all while revolutionizing the Fumed Silica industry, one of the planet’s worst pollutants per tonne.

Multiple non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) with leading manufacturers in the Fumed Silica space attest to HPQ’s remarkable achievements. But what exactly is Fumed Silica, and why is the industry buzzing about it?

Unveiling Fumed Silica:

Fumed Silica, a versatile micro-powder, isn’t just another industrial substance. Its potential to reshape numerous industries, from cosmetics and toothpaste to powdered foods, makes it a game-changer across personal care, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, adhesives, construction, batteries, and beyond.

Size of the Market:

Let’s talk numbers: in 2022, Fumed Silica sales already reached $1.3 billion, comprising a significant 16% of the $7.8 billion Specialty Silica Market. And there’s no stopping its growth; it’s projected to soar to $13.4 billion by 2030.

Turning Dreams into Reality:

It’s more than just talk; HPQ recently announced a pivotal milestone – the successful production of commercial-grade Fumed Silica samples via its proprietary Fumed Silica Reactor technology. And these aren’t just for show; samples have been delivered to not one, not two, but three leading industry players under non-disclosure agreements.

Independent Analysis:

McGill University confirmed that HPQ’s Fumed Silica Reactor produces high-quality hydrophilic material with an expansive surface area and exceptional thickening efficiency.

A Game-Changer:

But here’s the real kicker – HPQ’s Fumed Silica Reactor presents more than just economic advantages; it’s a disruption in the making. Lab-scale testing reveals the potential for an 87.5% to 90% reduction in energy consumption compared to conventional processes.

Furthermore, environmental impact takes center stage as CO2 equivalent emissions are expected to decrease by a staggering 84% to 88% – an achievement well beyond earlier predictions.

“This is a major milestone for HPQ,” said Mr. Bernard Tourillon, President and CEO of HPQ Silica Polvere Inc. and HPQ Silicon Inc. “The results not only validate that we can make commercial grade Hydrophilic Fumed Silica directly from Quartz in one step using only the power of plasma, but also represent a clear indication of the test results we expect from the numerous parties who have requested samples under NDA.”

A Greener Future:

While traditional Fumed Silica processes create 2.4 Kg of hazardous hydrogen chloride (HCl) per Kg of product, HPQ’s Fumed Silica Reactor is a game-changer, completely eliminating this hazardous by-product.

In a world where sustainability and innovation intersect, HPQ’s journey to greener pastures is nothing short of spectacular.


HPQ Silicon’s journey towards greener technology for Fumed Silica is not only a milestone but a game-changer in the making. The success of its independent analysis and the astounding reduction in energy consumption put HPQ in the spotlight. It’s not just about advancements; it’s about shaping a more sustainable future. Join us in witnessing this eco-revolution.

INTERVIEW: HPQ Silicon Discusses PURVAP IP Acquisition. $8 Million Deal $

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:07 PM on Monday, August 8th, 2016

HPQ Silicon is also the largest holder of High Purity Quartz properties in Quebec, with over 3,500 Ha under claims. Despite the abundance of quartz, very few deposits are suitable for high purity applications. High Purity Quartz supplies are tightening, prices are rising, and exponential growth is forecast. Quartz from the Roncevaux property successfully passed rigorous testing protocols of a major silicon metal producer confirming that our material is highly suited for their silicon metal production.

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