MONTREAL, Canada, Sept. 29th, 2021 — HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (“HPQ” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: HPQ) (FWB: UGE) (OTCQX :HPQFF), an innovative silicon solutions and technology development company, is pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) has given its approval to HPQ transaction with EBH2 Systems SA, (“EBH2”) announced on August 24, 2021 and following that approval, HPQ has closed the MOU entered into with EBH2 Systems SA on August 24, 2021. HPQ and EBH2 can now focus on the next milestone, third-party validation of the EBH2 technology, expected to take place during the next 60 days. A first step was done by the signing of a perpetual world-wide license granted by EBH2 to HPQ to sell products where EBH2 Green Hydrogen Reactors (EBH2 GHR) are incorporated into any HPQ Technologies.
EBH2 SYSTEMS SA HAS DEVELOP AN EXTREMELY EFFICIENT PROCESS TO PRODUCE GREEN HYDROGEN
EBH2 is a Swiss company that possesses a proprietary low-cost electrolysis technology that can, extremely efficiently, extract from virtually any water source including saltwater, Green Hydrogen. EBH2 Green Hydrogen Reactors (“EBH2 GHR”) are scalable, adaptable and can produce, on-demand, the quantities of Green Hydrogen fuel necessary to power numerous applications from various modes of land and sea transport to single home dwellings, district-wide power generation and large-scale industrial applications. EBH2 has filed a provisional patent for this new and novel on-demand process to make Green Hydrogen for US$1 per Kilogram.
GREEN HYDROGEN A TRILLION $ ADDRESSABLE MARKET IN SEARCH OF A TECHNOLOGY LIKE EBH2 GHR
While deploying at scale Green Hydrogen could provide up to 24% of the world energy needs by 2050, cutting Greenhouse Gas (“GHG”) emissions by around a third and generating direct annual revenues of US$ 2,5 trillion1, currently available processes of producing Green Hydrogen from renewable energies cost about US$5 per kilogram, giving Green Hydrogen a cost disadvantage compared to hydrogen produced using fossil fuels (Grey and Blue Hydrogen) which have a US$1 per kilogram cost2.
WORKING TOGETHER TO COMMERCIALISE EBH2 GREEN HYDROGEN REACTORS TECHNOLOGIES
After many years of development, EBH2 now has a EBH2 GHR model ready for commercial deployment, a system that can produce continually the Green Hydrogen fuel necessary to power a 1 Megawatt per week generator, an electricity production capacity sufficient to power a typical three (3) bedroom suburban house. The potential cost and GHG reduction benefits of the EBH2 GHR systems are so massive that the units could readily replace solar panels or standby generators for homeowners.
“HPQ has been at the forefront of Green Silicon innovation development since 2015 and as we get closer to having multiple pilot plants operational, looking for a way to reduce our energy costs all the while improving our environmental footprint becomes of paramount importance. EBH2 Systems SA, with their proprietary low-cost electrolysis technology that can, extremely efficiently, extract from virtually any water source including saltwater, Green Hydrogen present HPQ with one of these games changing synergetic opportunities that we simply could not overlook,” said Bernard Tourillon, President and CEO of HPQ Silicon. “We are getting closer to the point where EBH2 technology will be validated and HPQ will be incredibly well-positioned to make green silicon materials all the while opening up new, and massive addressable markets for a system that can produce cheaply green hydrogen, on-demand.”
Once third-party validation of the EBH2 technology is completed, as per the terms of the agreement found in HPQ August 24, 2021, release:
- HPQ will complete the cash component of part of the transaction and start delivering HPQ share units to EBH2 under the terms of equity component of the transaction,
- HPQ and EBH2 will create a new joint venture company (“NEWCO”) to market, sell and service EBH2 systems and products in North America, and
- EBH2 will start working on scaling up its EBH2 GHR technology to build systems that can produce continually the Green Hydrogen fuel necessary to meet the energy requirements of:
– HPQ PUREVAPTM QRR, a technology to produce high purity silicon,
– HPQ PUREVAPTM NSiR, a technology to produce nano silicon materials,
– HPQ Fumed Silica Reactor, a technology to produce fumed silica in one step, and
– Other technologies that HPQ may develop over time.
HPQ TO START PROCESS TO CHANGE IT CLASSIFICATION FROM MINING ISSUER TO TECHNOLOGY ISSUER
Included in the TSX-V approval was HPQ commitment to:
- Submit, by the latest December 31, 2021, an application to the TSX-V to change HPQ classification from being a mining issuer to an Industrial and Technology Issuer.
- Seek shareholder approval of the change of classification request by the latest 15 months from June 17, 2021.
About EBH2 Systems SA.
EBH2 Systems SA is a Swiss company located in Lausanne area which is working on Hydrogen solutions that will be Powering a Healthier future. Together with a researcher that has dedicated his life to develop green Hydrogen technologies, EBH2 has found the solution to produce Hydrogen from virtually any water source including salt water. EBH2 is scalable with no limits. It can power a small domestic generator up to ships, factories, buildings, cryptocurrency mines with high energy consumption and even cities. EBH2 is one of the solutions to reduce more than 15% of the emissions for 2021. For more information, please visit EBH2 web site.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
HPQ Silicon is a Quebec-based TSX Venture Exchange Tier 1 Industrial Issuer. With the support of world-class technology partners PyroGenesis Canada and NOVACIUM SAS, the company is developing new green processes crucial to make the critical materials needed to reach net zero emissions.