ONE-STEP LOW-EMISSION TRANSFORMATION OF QUARTZ TO HIGH-PURITY SILICON
The PUREVAP™ is a one-step proprietary process that uses a plasma arc within a vacuum furnace to produce high-purity silicon from quartz. It is expected that the silicon grades produced by PUREVAP™ could be used for diverse manufacturing applications.
PUREVAP™ works by reducing quartz with carbon using a plasma submerged arc. Under vacuum, and at very low operating pressure, the silicon is refined in a one-step process removing all impurities and transforming it to its purest form, resulting in a high purity silicon.
Having patented proprietary scalable and low emissions silicon material-producing technology such as the PUREVAP sets the stage for HPQ to scale as needed, to fulfil growing demand quickly. The company’s strategic location of Montreal in North America adds another advantage in that it is close to the end-user, decreasing transportation costs and eliminating international supply chain disruptions that often plague the logistics sector.
OUR TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS
SILICON MANUFACTURING INNOVATION
PUREVAP™ QUARTZ REDUCTION REACTOR
Transforms naturally occurring quartz mineral into high-purity silicon metal in a single and sustainable step for the aluminum alloy, solar, and silicone industries.
SILICON FOR BATTERY INITIATIVES
MICRO SIZE Si, PUREVAP™ NANO SILICON REACTOR (NSIR)
Manufactures high-demand silicon nano spherical powders and wires of a variety of sizes for the Lithium-ion battery and green hydrogen sectors powering diverse power sectors and markets.
FUME SILICA MANUFACTURING INNOVATION
FUMED SILICA REACTOR (FSR)
Transforms quartz into fumed silica using cutting-edge plasma-based processes for diverse markets, including paints, adhesives, sealants, rubbers, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and more.
For our investors, our portfolio firms, and the communities we serve, we are certain that the more we integrate ESG elements into our corporate mission and performance, the more value we will be able to create.
HPQ produces high-purity silicon in a far more efficient manner relative to standard methods, reducing overall costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and necessary feedstock materials. This gives HPQ a decisive cost advantage which can be passed along its value chain.
Our PUREVAP™ projects are designed with superior operational efficiency relative to conventional silicon manufacturing techniques.
The PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor uses 25% less material feedstock to produce 1MT of high-purity (>99.5%) silicon metal for a 20% cost advantage.
PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR) produces nanosilicon materials from < 0.20 µm up to 5 µm for a range of critical battery applications.
PUREVAP™ Fumed Silica Reactor (FSR) cuts the energy footprint of fumed silica production by 86% to take advantage of ESG investments.