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Progressive Planet Solutions has engaged PyroGenesis Canada to develop feasibility studies for production of nanoparticles

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PyroGenesis and Progressive Planet will collaborate to determine the feasibility of producing post-consumer glass nanoparticles.

VANCOUVER — Progressive Planet Solutions Inc., an emerging provider of circular solutions and eco-friendly micronized minerals for industry and agriculture, announces that it has engaged PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a company that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes advanced plasma processes and sustainable solutions to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), to develop and lead feasibility studies for the production of nanoparticles from post-consumer glass and the production of amorphous silica derived from high grade silica.

PyroGenesis and Progressive Planet will collaborate to determine the feasibility of producing post-consumer glass nanoparticles. Having recently announced the successful testing of PozGlass™ 100G SCM made from 100% recycled glass, the Company believes investigating the use of even smaller-sized post-consumer glass nanoparticles (with significantly greater particle surface area thus increasing chemical reactivity) could emerge as a desirable and highly reactive eco-conscious cementitious additive to further boost the performance characteristics of concrete.

Additionally, the process of transforming high grade silica into amorphous silica will be explored. Silica is the second most common element found in the earth’s crust. The objective is to determine whether silica can be transformed for use as a new supplementary cementing material (SCM) with the long-term goal of replacing fly ash in cement mixes. No further details on the proposed project scope will be disclosed to protect trade secrets, including potential patentable intellectual property.

“PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization,” states P. Peter Pascali, CEO of PyroGenesis. “We are excited to collaborate on a novel product that is focused on such an important need for an industry we are not currently in.”

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PyroGenesis will receive $352,682 for feasibility study services, with both projects to be completed during 2022.

Progressive Planet is also receiving advisory services and funding of up to $150,000 through the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). This funding helps to support the Company’s research and development to optimize PozGlass™ SCM and furthers the Company’s path to commercialization of economic and eco-friendly micronized minerals to replace Portland cement and fly ash in the production of concrete.

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