PyroGenesis Announces Receipt of $2.5MM Milestone Payment from Tata Steel

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Additional $267,000 Contract Signed

MONTREAL, Oct. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (NASDAQ: PYR) (TSX: PYR) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech Company (hereinafter referred to as the “Company” or “PyroGenesis”), that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes advanced plasma processes and sustainable solutions to reduce greenhouse gases, today is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Pyro Green-Gas (formerly known as Air Science Technologies Inc.), has received a milestone payment of approximately $2.5MM under an existing $9.3MM contract with Tata Steel (the “Client”), one of the world’s top diversified steel producers with commercial operations worldwide. The balance under this contract, of approximately $3MM, is expected to be fully received within the next nine months.

Under this contract, Pyro Green-Gas has the mandate to supply a coke oven gas purification and hydrogen production processes that, if successful, will purify coke oven gas and extract a hydrogen of extremely high purity (99.999%) and value, with significant environmental benefits.

In addition to the payment received today, Pyro Green-Gas has signed an additional contract for $267,000 (the “Contract”) with Tata Steel. Under this Contract, Pyro Green-Gas will provide supplementary engineering improvements to the dry coke oven gas desulfurization and hydrogen production process already under contract. Pyro Green-Gas will supply filters that will further purify the remaining gas, removing condensed hydrocarbons, naphthalene and dust from the coke oven gas infrastructure. This will allow the purified gas to be used as a fuel for galvanizing and annealing furnaces in steel processing.

“It is clear that this acquisition is proving to be an exceptional addition to our offerings,” said Mr. P. Peter Pascali, CEO and Chair of PyroGenesis. “We are also very happy to be announcing today our expanding relationship with another multi-billion-dollar entity.”

Separately, the Company announces that it has recently granted Mr. Andre Mainella, CFO of PyroGenesis, stock options to acquire 100,000 common shares of the Company (the “Common Share”) with an exercise price of $5.04 per common share, and which are exercisable over a period of five (5) years. The options are granted in accordance with the Company’s stock option plan and remain subject to regulatory and Exchange approval.

About Pyro Green-Gas (formerly known as AirScience Technologies Inc.)

Pyro Green-Gas offers technologies, equipment, and expertise in the area of biogas upgrading, as well as air pollution controls. Pyro Green-Gas designs and builds: (i) gas upgrading systems to convert biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG); (ii) pyrolysis-gas purification; (iii) biogas & landfill-gas flares and thermal oxidizers; and (iv) purification of coke-oven gas (COG) (a by-product in the primary steel industry arising from the conversion of coal into coke) into high purity hydrogen, which is in high demand across the industry. Pyro Green-Gas is also known for its line of landfill gas flares which reduce greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions specifically from landfills.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and sustainable solutions which reduce greenhouse gases (GHG), and are economically attractive alternatives to conventional “dirty” processes. PyroGenesis has created proprietary, patented and advanced plasma technologies that are being vetted and adopted by multiple multibillion dollar industry leaders in four massive markets: iron ore pelletization, aluminum, waste management, and additive manufacturing. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of its Montreal office, and its 3,800 m2 and 2,940 m2 manufacturing facilities, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. The operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, having been ISO certified since 1997. For more information, please visit: www.pyrogenesis.com.

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SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: ir@pyrogenesis.com
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