Mag One’s Commercial Plant for High-Purity Magnesia and Silica On Track

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Mag One'sCommercial Plant for High-Purity Magnesia and Silica on Track

MONTREAL QUEBEC, CANADA/12 October 2017. MAG ONE PRODUCTS INC., (“Mag One” or the
“Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received positive feedback on its commercial high-purity magnesium oxide (MgO) and silica (SiO2) project description submitted this past summer to the Quebec Ministry of the Environment (“MDDELCC”). Specifically, Mag One has learned that the proposed project in Southeastern Quebec will not be subject to an environmental evaluation, a process which is often lengthy and costly. As such, the process to obtain a certificate of authorisation (CA) for the environmentally-friendly commercial 30,000 tonnes/year (tpy) high-purity magnesia and 33,000 tpy silica plant will be simpler, faster and more cost-effective, given that less administrative measures are involved.

“The timeline to bringing the environmentally sustainable MgO and SiO2 commercial plant online has been shortened greatly with this news,” said Gillian Holcroft, President of Mag One. “We are one step closer to creating high tech jobs in the region. Our hydrometallurgical piloting facility at the MRC des Sources Mining Innovation Centre (CIMMS) will continue to generate engineering data for the commercial plant, as well as to produce high-purity silica and ultimately high-purity MgO for characterization and for off-take agreements. We are already in contact with potential commercial and product development partners for these materials.” It is anticipated that the site for the commercial plant will be determined before the end of 2017.


Mag One has developed a unique, sustainable, chlorine-free approach to cost-effectively transforming serpentinite tailings into high-purity MgO and silica. Not only does the high-purity MgO have a significant commercial market, it will also serve as a feedstock for Mag One’s innovative aluminothermic reduction process to produce magnesium metal.

Management’s decision to begin permitting efforts, a key requirement for commercial operations, have not been based on results from a feasibility study of mineral reserves that would demonstrate economic and technical viability of the project. Without this study there is increased uncertainty and increased economic and technical risks. Management does intend to engage an engineering firm to carry out a pre-feasibility study once the pilot plant effort is nearing completion and will use the pilot data as a basis for the study.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) estimated that world primary magnesium production rose nearly 4% from 2015 to 2016 to 1,010,000 metric tonnes per year. Vehicle manufacturers are under constant pressure to reduce weight in vehicles for greater fuel efficiencies and lower emissions. The density of magnesium is 33% less than aluminum, but the carbon footprint of Chinese-produced magnesium metal (80% of the world production) via the Pidgeon Process (estimated at 23-26 kg CO2eq/kg Mg metal produced)* makes the use of magnesium challenging when looking at the overall life-cycle analysis of a vehicle. Mag One’s unique process is aimed at dramatically reducing the magnesium metal production carbon footprint which should help support the adoption of magnesium and magnesium alloys in the automotive, aerospace and military industries
*Mar 2017 IMA Webinar “Environmental Benefits of Mg in Transport Applications”
Mag One Products Inc. is a company that aims to be the diamond standard in the magnesium (Mg) market by concentrating on four projects at its manufacturing plant site in southern Québec, Canada.
  1. Production of high-purity MgO, Silica and other saleable co-products, byproducts and compounds.
  1. Production of 99.9% pure Mg ingots.
  2. Assembly and sale of magnesium oxide-based structural insulated sheathing panels.
  1. MagPower’s Mg-Air Fuel Cell for emergency power on sea and land.
Key advantages that these four projects share are Mag One’s advanced technologies, a modular processing plant expansion concept, and the Company’s easy access to tonnes of serpentinite tailings.


Gillian Holcroft, Eng., M.Eng., President and Director of Mag One Products Inc., is the Company’s designated qualified person for this press release, and has prepared and supervised the preparation of and approved the scientific and technical disclosure in this news release.

Signed: “Gillian Holcroft, Eng., M.Eng.”
President and Director

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