PyroGenesis acquires Montreal nanotech, 3D printing pilot plant

CEO says the company will use the facility to realize opportunities in the development of nanoparticles.

MONTREAL – PyroGenesis Canada Inc. has secured ownership rights to a $2-million Montreal-based metallurgical powder producing pilot plant from an unnamed mining and metallurgical firm to develop its advanced material production, nanotechnology and 3D printing capabilities.

“PyroGenesis is now in a position to pursue opportunities for advanced metallurgical powder production, such as nanoparticles, which is a rapidly growing business area”, said Peter Pascali, the company’s president and CEO.

The environmental solutions company that develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products.

“The flexibility of the pilot equipment will allow us to promote novel processing solutions for a wide range of advanced materials and powders ranging from light metals to nano-materials” said Gillian Holcroft, executive vice-president- Strategic Alliance for PyroGenesis.

The company’s proprietary plasma technologies utilize the intense energy of plasma to gasify and vitrify waste without hazardous by-products, producing a clean synthetic gas from waste, which can be used for power generation.