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.
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.