Source: HPQ-Silicon Resources Inc.
  • HPQ Silicon (HPQ) partners with the French start-up, Novacium to strengthen its innovation capabilities 
  • All three founding research engineers have a vast amount of experience developing innovative processes for renewable energy
  • Such experience consists of hydrogen production via hydrolysis, photovoltaic processes, as well as materials for batteries and energy storage
  • Novacium is ready to immediately begin its collaboration with HPQ
  • HPQ Silicon stock  is up over 5 per cent, trading at C$0.30 at 1:03 pm EST

HPQ Silicon (HPQ) partnered with three leading French research engineers to create Novacium, a “jeune entreprise innovante (J.E.I).”

Novacium has three founding research engineers, Jed Kraiem Ph.D., Oleksiy Nichiporuk Ph.D., and Julien Degoulange Ph.D. have a vast amount of experience developing innovative processes for renewable energy.

Such experience consists of hydrogen production via hydrolysis, photovoltaic processes, and materials for batteries and energy storage.

Novacium’s COO, Jed Kraiem, received his Ph.D. from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon in 2005.

He was approached by a french start-up, Apollon Solar SAS, to become the Innovation Director and later promoted to General Manager, a position he held until most recently.

Novacium’s CTO, Oleksiy Nichiporuk, obtained his Ph.D. from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon in 2005.

In 2012, he joined the team at Apollon Solar as an R&D engineer and was eventually promoted to CTO due to his expertise, a position he also held until recently.

As for Julien Degoulange, COO, he worked towards his Ph.D. at the Polytechnic Institute in Grenoble in 2008.

He eventually spent a year working for NNTNU/SINTEF in Norway on Silicon crystallization as a postdoc. He went on to join Apollon Solar in 2010 as an R&D engineer and was later promoted to Head of the Silicon Business.

Novacium is ready to immediately begin its collaboration with HPQ.

Jed Kraiem Ph.D., COO of Novacium, said, “[…] having a partner [who] is capable of supplying us directly with silicon or exploiting the technologies that we intend to develop guarantees both our security of supply and our success in quickly being able to commercialize them on the market.”

“[Since we have a dedicated] technical team at HPQ, [we can] exploit the opportunities available to us with the imminent start of our GEN3 PUREVAP pilot plant,” added Bernard Tourillon, CEO of HPQ Silicium.

Novacium is a “jeune entreprise innovante (J.E.I)” based in Lyon, France. The start-up is a result of a partnership between three of France’s leading research engineers and HPQ Silicon.

HPQ Silicon (HPQ)  is up over 5 per cent, trading at C$0.30 at 1:03 pm EST.


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