QI Materials Delivers Additional Samples to HPQ Silicon Inc.

September 20, 2023 8:54 AM EDT | Source: Quebec Innovative Materials Corp.

Lachute, Québec--(Newsfile Corp. - September 20, 2023) - Québec Innovative Materials Corp. (CSE: QIMC) (FSE: 7FJ) ("Qi Materials", "QIMC", or the "Company") is pleased to announce that high purity quartz samples have been delivered to HPQ Silicon Inc. ("HPQ").

As per the memorandum of understanding between HPQ and QI Materials (see September 15, 2022 news release), HPQ Silicon Inc. has successfully received approximately 100kg of high purity quartz samples from Zone 1 at the Charlevoix Silica Project. HPQ has also received samples from the newly discovered zones described in the August 29th news release (Figure 1). HPQ plans on testing the material performance for both its PUREVAP™ Quartz Reduction Reactor and Fumed Silica Reactor processes.

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FIGURE 1: Example of High Purity Quartz from Newly Discovered Zones

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"With our ongoing PUREVAP™ QRR, Silicon anode material and Fumed Silica Reactor projects moving forward, our need for a stable and local source of high-quality quartz will continue to increase as we continue to advance our undertakings to commercial scale over the coming periods," stated Bernard Tourillon, President & CEO of HPQ Silicon Inc. "With QIMC working on delineating its quartz resources, HPQ can focus its time and energy on developing its value added portfolio of Silica and Silica base products."

Additionally, in order to improve the logistics of performing pilot processing on the materials from the Charlevoix Silica Project, the River Valley Silica Project, and the Ville Marie Industrial Minerals property, Qi Materials is in the process of relocating the pilot processing plant from the Charlevoix to the Company's centrally located facility in Lachute, Québec (Figure 2).

"Over the last year we have successfully advanced from exploration to pilot processing, to proof of concept, to delivery of high purity quartz materials to our strategic partner HPQ. We also currently have multiple tonnes of processed saleable product sitting on site, a rare achievement for an exploration company to accomplish in such a short amount of time," stated Raymond Wladichuk, CEO of Qi Materials Corp.

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FIGURE 2: Project and Facility Location Map

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Qualified Person

Raymond Wladichuk, P.Geo., (OGQ permit number: 02287, PGO license number: 3526), is the CEO of Québec Innovative Materials Corp., and a Qualified Person for National Instrument 43-101 - Standards for Disclosure of Mineral Projects, approves the scientific and technical information contained in the news release.

About High Purity Quartz

Highly pure quartz (SiO2) plays a pivotal role in two critical technologies shaping the future: solar panels and lithium silicon anode batteries. In the realm of renewable energy, quartz is the raw feed source of silicon metal (Si), a fundamental component in producing high-efficiency solar panels. Beyond solar panels, silicon metal is also a promising ingredient in lithium silicon anode batteries, offering the potential for increased energy storage capacity and improved battery performance, underscoring the indispensable role of quartz in advancing sustainable energy and cutting-edge technology. Furthermore, quartz-derived silicon has gained significant strategic importance, recently earning a place on the USA's strategic mineral list.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Inc. (TSXV: HPQ) is a Québec-based TSX Venture Exchange Tier 1 Industrial Issuer. HPQ is developing, with the support of world-class technology providers PyroGenesis Canada Inc and NOVACIUM SAS, new green processes crucial to make the critical materials needed to reach net zero emissions.

HPQ activities are centred around the following five (5) pillars:

1) Becoming a zero CO2 low-cost (Capex and Opex) producer of High Purity Silicon (2N+ to 4N) using our proprietary PUREVAP™ "Quartz Reduction Reactors" (QRR) being developed for HPQ by PyroGenesis.

2) Becoming a producer of silicon-based anode materials for battery applications with the assistance of NOVACIUM SAS.

3) Becoming a green low-cost (Capex and Opex) producer of Fumed Silica using our proprietary FUMED SILICA REACTOR being developed by PyroGenesis.

4) HPQ SILICON affiliate NOVACIUM SAS is developing a low carbon, chemical base on demand and high-pressure autonomous hydrogen production system.

5) Working to become the first producer of nano silicon materials from High Purity Silicon chunks using our proprietary PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR) being developed by PyroGenesis.

For more information, please visit HPQ Silicon web site.

About Québec Innovative Materials Corp.

Québec Innovative Materials Corp. (CSE: QIMC) (FSE: 7FJ) (previously Québec Silica Resources Corp.) is a mineral exploration, and development company with a portfolio of natural resource assets including high grade silica, hydrogen, and helium properties. QIMC is working toward becoming a sustainable supplier of resources which are essential in advanced batteries and the electrification of the green economy. The Company has a 100% interest in the Charlevoix Silica Project, near Clermont, Québec, Canada, the River Valley Silica Project, near Sudbury, Ontario, as well as other mineral properties in Quebec. The Company also performs pilot processing on industrial minerals, refining processes to create custom products.

Additional information on Québec Innovative Materials Corp.is available at www.qimaterials.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,


"Raymond Wladichuk, P.Geo."
Chief Executive Officer

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Investor Relations
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