Montréal, April 25, 2022 – St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE: SX) (OTCQB: SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, H2SX, has executed a final agreement with the South Korean company Wintech Energy Corp. Ltd. The agreement allows H2SX to access Wintech Energy’s green hydrogen technology. Through this agreement, Wintech Energy becomes a shareholder of H2SX.
“This technology will make it possible to produce hydrogen with a low carbon footprint and low
energy intensity. In our jargon, this is what we call ccH2™, which is cheap and clean hydrogen,”
said Sabin Boily, CEO of H2SX.
“This agreement with H2SX will allow Wintech to demonstrate our unique expertise beyond our
borders and actively work to implement strategic, innovative technology solutions to fight climate
change,” stated Jung Cheol Park, CEO of Wintech Energy.
Wintech’s financial partners and business networks
Wintech also benefits greatly from the support of its financial partners and their business networks in its international deployment.
“We know that the hydrogen economy will become an increasingly important part of the
investment portfolio at KB in the future. Wintech has such potential, and we will be seriously
looking for opportunities in this sector, both here and elsewhere,” noted Peter Chunsoo Park,
Managing Director, Head of Global Business & Strategy, KB Securities.
The ccH2™ technology will allow St-Georges to realize the full synergistic potential of its products and subsidiaries’ by-products: from the refining of critical materials from its future mining activities, through the possibility of direct use of the ccH2™ technology in reduction processes up to the production of “green” clean hydrogen-based acids, to its battery recycling activities.
The high purity nanocarbon powder that is the by-product of the ccH2™ technology is suitable for anode electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. The ultimate valorization of process rejects into value-added fertilizer for St-Georges is an example of the potential of ccH2™ in the current global context of fertilizer shortages.
H2SX is acquiring a global non-exclusive license as well as an exclusive license for the territories of Iceland, the State of Nevada of the United States of America, and the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario of Canada. The exclusive license also covers all-natural resource-based operations in Canada
The patents included in the license:
Additional intellectual property developed by the partners will be co-owned, half by H2SX and half by the licensors.
H2SX will issue a total of 990,000 common shares representing 9.9% of its common shares, in favor of Wintech (4.95%) and ZeeOne (4.95%). The parties will also receive preferred shares with a conversion rate potentially representing 10% of the outstanding shares of H2SX. No cash will be disbursed.
A series of 5-year Special Milestone Warrants exercisable at CA $1.00 will also be issued based on the following milestones:
Fertilizer Technology Update and Public Sector Contribution
Additionally, H2SX, St-Georges, Wintech, and their partners are announcing their intention to set up a major industrial research chair with the mandate to “evaluate, develop, and commercialize cheap and clean hydrogen-based fertilizers”. The research chair will be located at the Cintech Agroalimentaire agrifood research center in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec.
“(…) since Cintech Agroalimentaire’s mission is to increase the innovation and competitiveness
of the Quebec agri-food industry by supporting R&D, a unique new research chair in the
fertilizer sector for greener and low costs innovative additives and supplements is in line with our
objective of decarbonizing our industry,” added Jean Lacroix, CEO of Cintech Agroalimentaire,
as he welcomed the creation of the new research chair.
Cintech Agroalimentaire will be responsible for, among other things, the scientific direction of the chair and the use of private funds to find public subsidies to match private contributions. H2SX will benefit from the commercial spin-off of the discoveries and the scientific and technical breakthroughs resulting from the chair’s work. The Company expects that the government could deploy an estimate of CA $2 Million over the next five years to support the initiative.
“(…) Green hydrogen technology is a natural fit across all our business verticals (…) with
lithium production, battery recycling, and nickel resource development (…) it will be essential in
the making of large quantities of low-cost fertilizers from the by-products of these operations (…)
creating endless synergies with one of the goals being to be the lowest cost H2 producer in the
industry (…) Our core philosophy is to close the loops in our processes with circular green
technologies, no waste, more profits (…)” commented Enrico Di Cesare, St-Georges’ VP R&D.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Director & COO
About KB Securities Co Ltd
KB Securities Co., Ltd. provides financial services. The Company provides brokerage, securities dealing, underwriting, corporate finance, mutual funds, online trading, and derivatives. KB Securities also sells stock type unit trusts. KB Securities, one of the biggest investment banks in Korea, has $4 billion in capital, $100 billion in investor assets, and 3.8 million investors. KB Securities is a subsidiary of KB Asset Management.
About Cintech Agroalimentaire
Since 1986, Cintech Agroalimentaire has offered its expertise and technological support to Quebec agri-food companies seeking to improve their performance. Located in the heart of an agri-food technology park, Cintech Agroalimentaire is recognized for strengthening innovation and the competitiveness of the Quebec agri-food industry by supporting R&D, consumer research and technology transfer.
About St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp.
St-Georges develops new technologies to solve some of the most common environmental problems in the mining sector, including maximizing metal recovery results throughout the value chain.
The company has an integrated urban mining strategy which includes full-circle battery recycling and green hydrogen production. St-Georges also has verticals in critical mineral exploration in Quebec and Iceland.
Headquartered in Montreal, St-Georges’ stock is listed on the CSE under the symbol SX and trades on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 85G1 and on the OTCQB Venture Market for early stage and developing U.S. and international companies. Companies are current in their reporting and undergo an annual verification and management certification process. Investors can find Real-Time quotes and market information for the company on www.otcmarkets.com
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