Last Component Of HPQ GEN3 Quartz Reduction Reactor Has Shipped, Q4 Commissioning On Track

by Team HPQ

MONTREAL, Canada, August 18th, 2021 — HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: HPQ; FWB: UGE; OTCQX :HPQFF), an innovative silicon solutions company, is pleased to inform shareholders that further to our June 10, 2021 release, technology provider, PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSX: PYR) (NASDAQ: PYR) (FRA: 8PY), has confirmed that, after all the COVID related delays, the GEN3 PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR”) power supply, the final missing component, has shipped from the manufacture and is on route to PyroGenesis production facility in Montreal.

This milestone is another step toward our Q4 2021 GEN3 PUREVAP™ QRR commissioning and start.

“Knowing that the power supply is finally on its way confirms that we are getting closer to the start the GEN3 PUREVAP™ QRR, closer to making battery-grade silicon (Si) and closer to validating the commercial potential of the PUREVAP™ QRR process,” said Bernard Tourillon, President and CEO of HPQ Silicon. “In addition to its traditional applications, silicon is just beginning its path to battery utilization. The addressable markets for our Silicon products are massive, diverse and with our pilot plant operational, we will be well-positioned to start looking for additional downstream applications where our product can be of value.”

OTHER CORPORATE NEWS

WARRANT EXERCISE: The corporation liquidity has increased by $2,518,750 through the exercise of the remaining 16,250,000 August 21, 2021, warrants.

DEPT SETTLEMENT: In accordance with the agreement between HPQ Silicon and Agora Internet Relations Corp. entered on July 15, 2020, for the term ending July 15, 2021, the HPQ Silicon board has approved:

  1. The issuance of 14,267 common shares at a deemed price of $0.99 per share to pay $14,125 for services rendered during the period from October 16, 2020, ending January 15, 2021.
  2. The issuance of 15,353 common shares at a deemed price of $0.92 per share to pay $14,125 for services rendered during the period from January 16, 2021, ending April 15, 2021, and
  3. The issuance of 20,471 common shares at a deemed price of $0.69 per share to pay $14,125 for services rendered during the period from April 16, 2021, ending July 15, 2021.

Each share issued pursuant to the debt settlement will have a mandatory four (4) month and one (1) day holding period from the date of closing. This debt settlement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

CLARIFICATION: HPQ hereby makes clarification on terms contained in its press release issued June 22, 2021, in order to specify that the number of common shares issued must be 454,072 common shares.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and sustainable solutions which reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and are economically attractive alternatives to conventional “dirty” processes. PyroGenesis has created proprietary, patented and advanced plasma technologies that are being vetted and adopted by multiple multibillion-dollar industry leaders in four massive markets: iron ore pelletization, aluminum, waste management, and additive manufacturing. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of its Montreal office, and its 3,800 m2 and 2,940 m2 manufacturing facilities, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. The operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, having been ISO certified since 1997. For more information, please visit: www.pyrogenesis.com.

About HPQ Silicon Resources
HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (TSX-V: HPQ) is a Quebec-based innovative silicon solutions company that offers innovative silica (SiO2), silicon (Si) based solutions and is developing a unique portfolio of high value-added silicon (Si) products sought after by battery and electric vehicle manufacturers.

Silicon (Si), also known as silicon metal, is one of today’s key strategic materials needed for the decarbonization of the economy and the Renewable Energy Revolution (“RER”). However, silicon does not exist in its pure state and must be extracted from quartz (SiO2) in what has historically been a capital and energy-intensive process.

With PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSX: PYR) (NASDAQ: PYR), HPQ is developing:

  1. 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.
  2. Through its 100% owned subsidiary, HPQ NANO Silicon Powders Inc., the PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR) is a new proprietary process that can use material produced by the QRR as feedstock, to make a wide range of nano/micro spherical powders of different sizes and nanowires.
  3. Through its second 100% owned subsidiary, HPQ Silica POLVERE Inc., HPQ is developing a new plasma-based process that will allows a direct Quartz to Fumed silica transformation, removing the usage of hazardous chemical in the making of Fumed silica and eliminating the Hydrogen Chloride Gas (HCI) associated with its manufacturing.

Since 2015, HPQ Silicon Resources Inc has been working on developing a new one-step process to manufacture High Purity Silicon (Si) and transforming that Si into the nano size Si powders that batteries manufacturers need.

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