Geomega adds Hatch to its Engineering team for the rare earth magnet recycling demonstration plant in St-Bruno, Quebec

“We are extremely pleased to have attracted an engineering group of Hatch caliber to work on the next stage of engineering together with Geomega’s team. Hatch has taken part in some of the most complex recent mining and processing projects in Canada and globally and is well suited to bring Geomega its technical and project delivery expertise to this demonstration plant project. With a strong engineering partner, government support and significant interest in the rare earth sector today globally, we are very excited to develop the first rare earths magnet recycling facility outside of Asia right here in Quebec, Canada. Other major milestones will be announced in the near future as we put forward our strategy to develop the rare earths magnet recycling facility in St Bruno, Quebec.” commented Kiril Mugerman, President & CEO of Geomega.

Geomega selects Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville in Quebec for the Rare Earths recycling demonstration plant

“We envision that our demonstration plant in St-Bruno can become the center of Quebec’s rare earths hub that would bring these critical materials back to North America. We are now finalizing the details of the financing package for the demonstration plant and information will be provided shortly.” commented Kiril Mugerman, President & CEO of Geomega.

Innord to Separate Rare Earths from Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Recycling Pilot Study

“It is important to plan ahead, and we are glad that vehicle manufacturers are looking at ways of recycling permanent magnets. We see a significant increase in sales of electric vehicles and in installation of wind turbines world wide, two major consumers of permanent magnets. We already see supply becoming available from these applications and with only more becoming available every year. China is clearly ahead of the curve and has been recycling these scrap magnets for many years already by using their existing solvent extraction facilities. The ISR technology should fit in perfectly to help this growing problem of recycling permanent magnets outside of China.” commented Kiril Mugerman, President and CEO of GéoMégA and Innord.

Innord purchases additional equipment to accelerate scale up

“With the major development events over the last 12 months for our separation technology and its application in the recycling of permanent magnets, Innord and Geomega are well positioned to become a leader in rare earth extraction and refining. As our technology matures and scales up, we should be in a position to supply rare earth oxides to North America and Europe and be ready to develop our rare earth Montviel project when the markets improve to justify new REE mining projects.” commented Kiril Mugerman, President and CEO of GéoMégA and Innord.

Innord Signs LOI for Magnet Waste with US Based Magnet Manufacturer, Outlines Commercial Production Plans and Names In-House CFO

“Electric vehicles need magnet-based motors. Permanent magnets need rare earth oxides. To make rare earth oxides you need raw materials. While we own a world class deposit in Montviel, current market conditions make it difficult to develop new rare earth mines. Innord’s ISR technology can process various feeds which gives us a major advantage to be able to start producing rare earth oxides from such an important industrial source. We believe that rare earth magnets are the future of the rare earth industry and developing the recycling of permanent magnets and permanent magnet residues is just as important as developing new mines.” commented Kiril Mugerman, President and CEO of GéoMégA and Innord.

GéoMégA Subsidiary, Innord, Receives Funding from the Government of Canada

“In 2015, when we received our first support from NRC IRAP, we were in the infancy of the separation technology developments. Three years later we can see the progress achieved which will be advanced through this new funding. Canada is committed to clean technology initiatives and everything we have developed and demonstrated to date supports the global transition to a low‐carbon, low‐pollution and resource‐efficient economy. We would like to thank NRC IRAP for their support which we believe will bring significant benefits to Canada in the field of rare earth elements and permanent magnets.” commented Kiril Mugerman, President and CEO of GéoMégA and Innord.

GéoMégA Subsidiary Innord Succesfuly Separates Nd and Dy from Magnet Residues

“Since April 2018, the main objective in the ISR technology development was to purify Dysprosium from Neodymium and other impurities in a cost‐efficient manner. To achieve that, we focused on increasing the separation factor. Any developing separation technology can purify Dy and Nd but doing it in just a few steps in high concentrations and in an environmentally sustainable and scalable way, is now a key selling point of the ISR technology. Now that we are comfortable with purifying the key rare earths out of magnetic residues up to 2 magnet purity oxides, we believe ISR is the missing link to bringing circular economy to the permanent magnet industry outside of China. We will be working with the various sections of the supply chain to make this circular economy a reality.” commented Kiril Mugerman, President and CEO of GéoMégA and Innord.

GéoMégA Subsidiary Innord Completes its First Scale Up Unit and Acquires Feed Material for Large Volume Testing

“This is another chapter for the development of the ISR technology in recycling rare earth elements from magnetic residues. We are dealing with an almost 10‐fold increase in our scale which will allow us, for the first time ever, to test the process in conditions resembling those of a commercial operation in a closed system. This first design will be used to thoroughly test the operating conditions, the robustness of the design and to check if any of the key parameters need adjustment due to the increased scale of the reactor. Conditional on successful results, all data will be used for the next scale‐up stage of another 5 to 10‐fold increase. The simple and scale‐up friendly design which are the staples of the ISR technology were confirmed during the construction period, as was shown by the short period of time that it took to receive and to put all the equipment together. Results of the upcoming scale‐up tests will be provided to the market gradually as testing progresses.” commented Kiril Mugerman, President and CEO of GéoMégA and Innord.

GéoMégA & Subsidiary Innord Obtain Grants for $288,000

“With critical metals being so important to clean technologies and electric vehicles, we cannot afford to keep producing rare earth elements from old and polluting technologies. We are very excited to share some of our progress and findings at the upcoming event with the scientific community which has been putting a lot of focus on these issues for all the critical metals. Our research has been producing some exciting results over the last several years and it is starting to get noticed. Getting additional funding from the Federal and Provincial governments is very important to further the development of our REE and Critical metals processing technology which could ultimately bring new industries to Quebec and Canada.” commented Kiril Mugerman, President and CEO of GéoMégA and Innord.

GéoMégA Subsidiary Innord to Offer Neodymium Oxide and Cobalt Compounds for Sale

“This is another major step in our development of the ISR technology. As we advance our scale up testing, we
are producing more and more material that we can now start offering to various groups who need the
material for research or product testing purposes. Furthermore, we are proud to say that this neodymium
oxide is produced in Canada through recycling, a major step in diversifying supply of rare earth elements and
making it more environmentally sustainable. We are proud of our achievements and believe that we are on
the right track to bring commercial production of rare earth elements to Canada in the future.” commented
Kiril Mugerman, President and CEO of GéoMégA and Innord.