- HPQ Silicon Resources (HPQ) has received confirmation that the PUREVAP Quartz Reduction Reactor has started processing material
- The aim of the first process improvement test is to confirm that the GEN3 QRR can generate the carbothermic reaction needed to produce Silicon
- The next phase is building a commercial-sized GEN4 PUREVAP QRR system
- HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a mineral exploration company
- HPQ-Silicon Resources Inc. (HPQ) opened trading at C$0.28
PyroGenesis Canada (PYR) informed HPQ Silicon Resources (HPQ) that the first process improvement test has begun and GEN3 QRR has started processing material.
The GEN3 QRR Pilot plant is a prototype comprised of multiple systems that must operate under harsh conditions, extremely high temperatures, and under vacuum.
The aim of the first process improvement test is to confirm that the GEN3 QRR can generate the carbothermic reaction needed to produce Silicon.
Once the test is completed, the Pilot Plant will be cooled down to allow for a visual inspection. This inspection includes examining all important components of the reactor and the collection of wear and tear data. Once the inspection is completed and all systems are given a pass, the Pilot Plant will then be prepared for the next series of tests.
Mr. Bernard Tourillon, President and CEO of HPQ Silicon, commented on the news.
“I am very excited that we have now reached this phase of the program. Starting the carbothermic reaction in our new state-of-the-art prototype, a reactor that will produce approximately 2,500 times more product than GEN2, was a complex undertaking. It’s what makes our patented technology so revolutionary compared to traditional processing methods,” said Mr. Bernard Tourillon, President and CEO of HPQ Silicon Inc. “There is no other way to say it; we are now entering the most exciting phase of our QRR development program.”
HPQ Silicon Resources is a Quebec-based innovative silicon solutions company developing a unique portfolio of high-value-added silicon (Si) products sought after by battery and electric vehicle manufacturers.
HPQ-Silicon Resources Inc. (HPQ) opened trading at C$0.28.