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2020

PLAN Achieves Technical Milestone on Fly Ash Alternative

PLAN Achieves Technical Milestone on Fly Ash Alternative 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

April 20th, 2020, VANCOUVER, B.C. – PROGRESSIVE PLANET SOLUTIONS INC. (PLAN-TSX:V) (“Progressive Planet”, “PLAN” or the “Company”), a developer of natural pozzolan properties in BC, Canada, is pleased to announce that its project to modify the rheology of zeolite from the Z-1 Zeolite Quarry has been successful.

On December 9, 2019, PLAN announced that it had signed an agreement with the University of Alberta to develop an alternative to fly ash for use in the cement industry. The project was to end on April 30, 2020. The goal of the project was to modify the rheology of its zeolite so that it possessed similar rheology to commercially available fly ash.

On March 10, 2020, PLAN released a shareholder update which disclosed that the rheology (slump) had been improved with a combination of various inputs which will remain proprietary; however, one input in the blend which was disclosed was pulverized, recycled glass.

PLAN is pleased to announce that it has received an additional update from the University of Alberta which revealed that our revised proprietary mix design achieved a slump that has exceeded the target slump of the fly ash based mix design.

“We are extremely excited to see the objective of this research project achieved. We will receive a final report at the end of April or shortly thereafter. The final step before having a product for commercial use is to conduct CSA tests on our proprietary blend.” stated Steve Harpur, CEO of PLAN.

The CSA tests which need be completed include Compressive Strength, Alkali-silica Reaction, Sulphate Resistance, and Freeze-thaw Resistance. In addition, one ASTM test will be completed to analyze air voids.

The longest test is the Sulphate Resistance and this test has a duration of 8 months. As a result, the company will be targeting the 2021 construction season to have a commercial product that it can offer as a competitive alternative to fly ash to the ready mix and pre-cast concrete industries in BC and Alberta.

 

Progressive Planet is a Canadian based mineral exploration company with its flagship Z1 Zeolite Quarry in British Columbia and is earning an 100% option on the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC and a 100% interest in Heffley Creek Natural Pozzolan Property. All three properties are within a one-hour drive of Kamloops, BC.

 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Signed “Stephen Harpur”

Stephen Harpur, CPA, CGA, CEO

 

For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact us:

1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca

 

Forward-Looking Statements:

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Progressive Planet Shareholder Update

Progressive Planet Shareholder Update 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

Mar 10, 2020, VANCOUVER, B.C. – PROGRESSIVE PLANET SOLUTIONS INC. (PLAN-TSX:V) (“PLAN” or the “Company”), an emerging leader in the commercialization of natural pozzolans, is pleased to present a corporate update on the company’s activities.

We are accelerating our efforts to commercialize our developing portfolio of natural pozzolan properties. In combination with these efforts, we are seeking to address the massive carbon footprint and requirements of one of the world’s largest industries…cement production.

Research Partnership with University of Alberta

Throughout the world, fly ash is generated as a by-product of burning coal for electricity generation. Fly ash is used as a supplementary cementing material in blended cement mixes. The supply of fly ash is directly related to the amount of coal which is combusted in power plants which in many parts of Canada, and the world, are scheduled for decommissioning or already being decommissioned.

In December 2019, PLAN announced a strategic relationship with the University of Alberta to conduct work with respect to improving the slump of the natural pozzolan from its Z-1 Quarry so that it possesses similar rheology to commercially available fly ash.

We have received an interim report from the University which describes the work done to date. The slump has been improved with a combination of various inputs which will remain proprietary; however, one input in the blend which we will disclose is pulverized, recycled glass.

The preliminary results are encouraging and in turn we believe there is tremendous potential for using waste material in a proprietary blend to create a high-quality supplementary cementing material (SCM) for the cement industry as a potential replacement for fly ash.

The initial research trial is expected to conclude at the end of April 2020 at which time we expect to finalize our proprietary formulation for CSA testing. Once CSA testing is completed, we intend to begin production on a small scale to introduce our SCM to the BC and Alberta markets.

Natural Pozzolans


In the fall of 2019, we announced the option of the Z-2 Natural Pozzolan Property. In February 2020, we announced the option of the Z-3 Natural Pozzolan Property (Heffley Creek). These three properties form the core portfolio of natural pozzolan properties for PLAN.

These three high quality properties near Kamloops, BC are all close to rail access to the Lower Mainland and Alberta.

We are currently finalizing the 2020 exploration plans for both the Z-2 and the Z-3 and expect to commence exploration work in late April or early May with work commencing once the snowpack is melted and the ground is sufficiently dry to conduct field work.

The intention for the Z-2 Property is to start to quantify the amount of natural pozzolan contained in an area of the property where we have already confirmed natural pozzolans occur.

For the Z-3 Property, we intend to conduct soil work on the property while completing further testing in areas previously drilled by LaFarge Canada which identified natural pozzolans.

For the Z-1 Property, our COO is working to renew the Notice of Work (license to mine the property) which is up for renewal in July 2020. In the interim, we will continue to draw down on the previously mined stockpile of natural pozzolan as required.

Z-1 Zeolite for Denaturing Cannabis

PLAN is experiencing an increase in the volume of denatured cannabis it is collecting from its contract with one of Canada’s largest extraction facilities. The success of utilizing our Z-1 natural pozzolan in the denaturing process has resulted in additional extraction companies requesting samples and pricing. We view supplying Z-1 natural pozzolan to denature cannabis as a growth opportunity in 2020.

Comminution Toll Processing

PLAN completed a small comminution contract in 2019. Comminution is the process of pulverizing rocks into fine powders. Based on industry feedback, PLAN intends to procure additional comminution equipment to enable it to respond to commercial demand for

comminution services. We are targeting soft rock phosphate and limestone companies. This same equipment is used for pulverizing natural pozzolans and will increase our capacity to process our own material. This complementary revenue stream will support our capacity growth for other core initiatives.

Third Party Building Product Development

Over the last six months, PLAN has supplied pulverized natural pozzolan from the Z-1 Quarry to three companies which produce cementitious products. In particular, we are jointly working on product development with one of these companies and on sharing the costs of CSA testing on the  building product which we hope will ultimately contain Z-1 pulverized natural pozzolan as a core ingredient.

Commenting on the recent activities and milestones, PLAN’s CEO, Steve Harpur, said “We are very excited about the potential for our natural pozzolan assets and affiliated cementitious building products in development to contribute to the effort of reducing the carbon footprint of the cement industry. The PLAN team, which welcomed Mike Wypych as COO in February 2020, is accelerating our efforts to lay the foundation for significant commercialization and expansion in 2020.”

For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact:

Stephen Harpur, CEO
[email protected]

Or:

[email protected]
1-800-910-3072

www.progressiveplanet.ca

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

PLAN Announces Option of 3rd Natural Pozzolan Property in BC

PLAN Announces Option of 3rd Natural Pozzolan Property in BC 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

February 24, 2020, VANCOUVER, B.C. – PROGRESSIVE PLANET SOLUTIONS INC. (PLAN-TSX:V) (“PLAN” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has signed an option agreement with Jeremy Marlow on a natural pozzolan property in Heffley Creek, BC.

To maintain and exercise the option granted, the Company will pay Mr. Marlow a total amount of $55,000 over a period of 48 months and incur a total of $275,000 in exploration expenditures on the property over a period of 48 months, commencing on the date that the Company receives all necessary prior approvals from the TSXV.  Additionally, Mr. Marlow will retain a royalty of $8.00 per tonne of industrial mineral products produced from the property, subject to a 75% buyback right in consideration of $150,000. Mr. Marlow will also retain a 3% NSR Precious Metals Royalty subject to a 50% buyback right in consideration of $1,500,000. No shares will be issued under the option agreement.

PLAN optioned this property after conducting surface sampling which confirmed the presence of alumino-silicates (natural pozzolans), magnesium, and anomalous gold and silver. Five rock samples were taken and one soil sample. PLAN’s original interest in the property was for its potential as a further source of natural pozzolans near Kamloops, BC. When surface sampling was done to confirm the presence of natural pozzolans, it revealed the presence of anomalous gold and silver in the soil (0.28 g/tonne gold and 1.6 g/tonne silver). PLAN thus requested the precious metal rights to the property in addition to the industrial mineral rights originally sought. The vendor agreed to option the precious metals rights.

All testing was completed by the Kamloops office of the Metallurgy Division of ALS Global.  Whole Rock Analysis was completed on four samples using borate fusion. The Precious Metals Analysis was completed on five samples using fire assay to measure gold, platinum, and palladium. Silver was measured using aqua regia digestion.

All samples were grab samples and are not necessarily representative of the mineralization hosted on the property. PLAN intends to complete more comprehensive soil sampling on the property in the second quarter of 2020 once the snow in the area is melted.

Dwayne Melrose, P. GEO, a qualified person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.

In conjunction with the option agreement, PLAN also signed a consulting agreement with Mr. Marlow whereby Mr. Marlow will assist with exploration work conducted on the property in the first two years of the option agreement. Terms of the consulting agreement including paying Mr. Marlow a minimum of $9,800 in 2020 and an additional $9,800 in 2021 to assist with exploring the Heffley Creek property. In addition, the Consultant will receive 50,000 stock options of PLAN in 2020 and an additional 50,000 stock options in 2021, subject to PLAN’s stock option plan and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

Mr. Marlow is an arm’s length party to the Company.

The option agreement remains subject to the Company receiving all necessary prior approvals from the TSX Venture Exchange.

PLAN is currently seeking to increase its natural pozzolan assets in the Kamloops area of BC. Pozzolans are receiving more interest from the cement industry as the commercial supply of fly ash is diminishing with the continued closure of coal fired power plants in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Our permitted mine, the Z1 Zeolite Quarry, is located within a one-hour drive of Kamloops and the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC is also approximately a one-

hour drive from Kamloops. Kamloops offer railway access and the ability to serve both the local market, the Lower Mainland of BC and the Calgary to Lethbridge corridor of Alberta.

“I am keen to see this Heffley Creek Property systematically explored. We are excited about its proximity and easy access. It is approximately a 25-minute drive from Kamloops, BC. This property was explored by LaFarge Canada in 1999 where they drilled an alumino-silicate rich area (natural pozzolan) of the property. While our primary interest is the natural pozzolans, we intend to conduct further soil sampling at the property in the Spring of 2020 in search of gold and silver” stated Steve Harpur, CEO.

“It was a pleasure to work again with Steve and the team at PLAN while they did due diligence on the Heffley Creek Property before signing the option agreement. I am excited to see this property further explored for both its industrial mineral content as well as for gold and silver. I am also pleased to be part of the team which will conduct exploration on the property over the next two years,” stated Jeremy Marlow.

Progressive Planet is a Canadian based mineral exploration company with its flagship Z1 Zeolite Quarry in Cache Creek, British Columbia. Progressive Planet is committed to using mineral resources to provide solutions for a livable planet.

 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Signed “Stephen Harpur”
Stephen Harpur, CPA, CGA, CEO

 

For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact us:

1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca

 

Forward-Looking Statements:

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

PLAN Appoints Experienced Mining Engineer as COO

PLAN Appoints Experienced Mining Engineer as COO 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

February 04, 2020, VANCOUVER, B.C. – PROGRESSIVE PLANET SOLUTIONS INC. (PLAN-TSX:V) (“Progressive Planet”, “PLAN” or the “Company”) announces the hiring of an experienced Mining Engineer, Mr. Michal Wypych (Mike) for the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for PLAN.

Mike has over 15 years of experience working in the mining industry and possesses both a Mining Engineering degree and an MBA. He has planned and overseen the execution of millions of dollars in projects throughout his career where he has held roles in project management and mine planning. Mike has been employed in the past by large multinational mining organizations and has also performed contract work for the largest cement company in Canada.

“I originally met Mike when he was independently conducting testing on supplementary cementing materials and requested samples from the Z1 for his own testing. This initial meeting lead to collaboration on testing several supplementary cementing materials and associated contractual work. I am delighted that Mike has agreed to come on as PLAN’s COO, where he will start by working two days per week. As PLAN grows, this will become a full-time position. We are very pleased at being able to attract a COO with Mike’s experience.” stated Steve Harpur, CEO of PLAN.

“I’m motivated to join a growing organization whose business objectives align with my skill set and vision for the future. PLAN has various opportunities on the horizon which I am excited to support and help transition into long term growth for the company. I intend to reflect my dedication to safety, environmental stewardship, and meaningful engagement with all stakeholders in carrying out my role as COO.” stated Mike Wypych, COO of PLAN.

In separate news, PLAN announces the grant of up to 1,040,000 options that will be granted to Insiders and employees of the company, as well as Advisory Board Members, exercisable at a price of $0.06 for a period of two years from the date of grant.

The options have been granted in accordance with the Company’s stock option plan.

Progressive Planet is a Canadian based mineral exploration company with its flagship Z1 Zeolite Quarry in British Columbia and is earning an 100% option on the Z2 Zeolite Property near Falkland, BC and a 100% interest in the Buckingham Graphite Project in Quebec.

 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Signed “Stephen Harpur”
Stephen Harpur, CPA, CGA, CEO

For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact us:

1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca

Forward-Looking Statements:

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

PLAN Closes Post Consolidated Second Tranche of Non-Brokered Private Placement

PLAN Closes Post Consolidated Second Tranche of Non-Brokered Private Placement 150 150 Progressive Planet Inc.

January 29, 2020, VANCOUVER, B.C. – PROGRESSIVE PLANET SOLUTIONS INC. (PLAN-TSX:V) (“Progressive Planet”, “PLAN” or the “Company”) announces that, further to its news releases dated December 4, 2019 and December 24, 2019, the Company has closed the second tranche of the private placement comprising of 2,010,000 “hard dollar” units at $0.06 per unit for total proceeds of $120,600.

Each “hard dollar” unit comprises one common share and a share purchase warrant entitling the holder to purchase an additional share in the Company for $0.075 a share if exercised on or before July 29, 2020. Securities will bear legends restricting resale until May 30, 2020.

Subscribers include Investor News Network (INN).  INN is a digital media company with whom the Company has entered into a service agreement, pursuant to which INN will provide comprehensive digital media services. INN provides news and education for investors in over 40 targeted categories with the opportunity to connect educated investors with trusted companies. Proactive Investors is also a digital media company, with which PLAN recently renewed an annual contract for the provision of video and editorial services.

The Company will use the proceeds from private placement for general working capital, and to repay unsecured indebtedness owing by the Company to David Richardson, a non-arm’s length party to the Company for reason of holding over 10% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company. In addition, proceeds from the private placement in the amount of $36,000 will be used to pay INN and $15,000 will be used to pay Proactive Investors for digital media services.

There were no finder’s fees paid with respect to the hard dollar tranche of the private placement.

Progressive Planet is a Canadian based mineral exploration company with its flagship Z1 Zeolite Quarry in British Columbia and is earning an 100% option on the Z2 Zeolite Property near Falkland, BC and a 100% interest in the Buckingham Graphite Project in Quebec.

 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Signed “Stephen Harpur”

Stephen Harpur, CPA, CGA, CEO

For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact us:

1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca

 

Forward-Looking Statements:

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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