Progressive Planet Announces New Business Relationship with Fertoz Ltd.

Vancouver, August 3, 2021 – Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PLAN) (“PLAN” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce a first Purchase Order (PO) from Fertoz Ltd (ASX: FTZ) (“Fertoz”). The new business relationship focuses on grinding soft rock phosphate into fine powder for use as organic fertilizer.
Since August 2020, PLAN has been processing organic rock powders for agriculture with the same equipment used to make supplementary cementitious materials. While pursuing market demand to move away from chemical fertilizers, PLAN has implemented a series of upgrades to its Comminution Plant to keep up with the rapid growth in demand.
 
The signed PO kicks off a relationship between Fertoz and PLAN in which PLAN will process Fertoz’s phosphate products for sale throughout Western Canada and the Northwest USA.
“Soil is the second biggest carbon sink after the oceans and the most logical place to put excess carbon,” says Ian Grant, PLAN’s VP of Business Development. “We are extremely pleased to be working with such a like-minded company and be processing materials that will rebuild our soils so they can sequester more CO2.
Fertoz is the largest supplier of organic rock phosphate in North America, and recently announced mining permits are in place to access large phosphate resources in Fernie, British Columbia. Fertoz’s products promote good agricultural practices that earn farmers carbon credits that can be sold back to industry to offset emissions.
 
Mining and extraction operations are planned to commence at Fernie in August 2021 to satisfy increasing demand. More on this can be found on Fertoz’s blog: https://www.fertoz.com/fernie-operations-to-start-up-in-july-on-promising-orders/
 
Pat Avery, CEO of Fertoz Ltd. stated, “we have been conducting planning and specifications meetings with Progressive Planet for some time. With their plant upgrades and our increasing sales volumes, particularly specialty blends, PLAN provides a great location for our customers.  Fertoz has expanded its line of low carbon and carbon sequestering fertilizers and products.   As noted, we have mining in the area and PLAN’s operation will allow us to upgrade our low carbon fertilizers cost effectively.”
 
ABOUT PROGRESSIVE PLANET
 
Progressive Planet is an emerging leader in supplying solutions for a livable planet by developing low carbon, pozzolan-based, cementing products which replace equivalent amounts of Portland Cement and fly ash in concrete. The production of Portland Cement is the second largest global generator of CO2 emissions.
 
Progressive Planet operates its flagship Z1 Natural Pozzolan Quarry in Cache Creek, British Columbia and is earning a 100% interest in the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC and earning a 100% interest in the Heffley Creek Metals and Natural Pozzolan Property. All three properties are within a one-hour drive of Kamloops, BC, an industrial hub with rail access to Canadian and US markets.
 
For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact us:
 
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca
 
or
 
Jeff Walker,
Vice President, The Howard Group
403-221-0915
888-221-0915
[email protected]
 
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PROGRESSIVE PLANET ANNOUNCES LOI WITH ZS2 TECHNOLOGIES

Vancouver, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta, July 15, 2021 – Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PLAN) (“PLAN”) and ZS2 Technologies Ltd. (“ZS2”) are pleased to announce a signed Letter of Intent (LOI) between ZS2 and Progressive Planet Alberta Inc. (wholly owned subsidiary of PLAN). The collaboration will accelerate the development of eco-friendly products for the cement, concrete, and building products industries.
 
ZS2 is a Calgary, Alberta based developer of innovative building technologies, which are safer, healthier, stronger, more resilient, and sustainable versus conventional building products, materials and coatings.
 
PLAN is developing technologies and materials to reduce the carbon footprint of Portland Cement and create stronger and more sustainable concrete.  PLAN’s applied research efforts since January 2021 have focused on sequestering CO2 in concrete applications.
 
Highlights of the LOI include:
 

  • PLAN will commence supplying commercial amounts in Q4 2021, ramping up to 10,000 tons annually of Z1 Natural Pozzolan from PLAN’s Z1 Natural Pozzolan Quarry.
  • Combine applied research efforts to permanently sequester CO2 in magnesium-based cements.

 
In addition, PLAN has agreed to invest up to $300,000 in units of a private placement in ZS2 Technologies. Each unit consists of one share at a price of $1 per share and a full warrant to purchase an additional share at $2 for period of 18 months from date of closing. The private placement is for up to $1 million and multiple accredited investors will also participate in this private placement.
 
PLAN’s investment will be used for accelerated collaborative R&D investment by ZS2.  Investment in the private placement by PLAN is subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
 
In conjunction with this LOI, PLAN has established a concrete research lab at the ZS2 TechCenter in Calgary, Alberta, which will be run by Dr. Roger Mah.
 
“This move to Calgary fulfils our objective to concentrate our applied research efforts in Calgary, where PLAN’s VP of Research and Development, Dr. Roger Mah, and PLAN’s contracted Scientific Advisor, Dr. Doug Brown both reside. Dr. Brown is also Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of ZS2. Dr.  Mah and Dr. Brown completed their Ph.D.’s concurrently at the University of Calgary and both have experience in working with CO2” stated Steve Harpur, CEO of PLAN.
 
“The technical collaboration between PLAN and ZS2 continues to grow,” commented Scott Jenkins, CEO of ZS2 and Director of PLAN. “The potential to reduce the carbon footprint of innovative cement products is significant with the combination of our mutual research and commercialization to date. ZS2’s growing portfolio of high performance, fire-resistant and sustainable building technologies will be greatly enhanced by our expanding partnership, and we are extremely excited about our shared future potential.”
ABOUT PROGRESSIVE PLANET
 
Progressive Planet is an emerging leader in supplying solutions for a livable planet by developing low carbon, pozzolan-based, cementing products which replace equivalent amounts of Portland Cement and fly ash in concrete. The production of Portland Cement is the second largest global generator of CO2 emissions.
 
Progressive Planet operates its flagship Z1 Natural Pozzolan Quarry in Cache Creek, British Columbia and is earning a 100% interest in the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC and earning a 100% interest in the Heffley Creek Metals and Natural Pozzolan Property. All three properties are within a one-hour drive of Kamloops, BC, an industrial hub with rail access to Canadian and US markets.
 
For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact us:
 
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca
 
or
 
Jeff Walker,
Vice President, The Howard Group
403-221-0915
888-221-0915
[email protected]
 
ABOUT ZS2 TECHNOLOGIES
 
ZS2 Technologies develops and manufactures proprietary advanced building technologies including proprietary fire-rated, non-toxic, low-carbon cementitious building materials and prefabricated structural panels. ZS2 markets and delivers high performance building solutions for the residential, commercial, industrial, healthcare and assisted living industry verticals in Canada and the United States both directly and through a growing network of TechPartners (distribution partners).
 
ZS2 is advancing construction solutions for building a better planet.
 
For further information please contact us:
 
Matt Stuart
Director, Communications, ZS2 Technologies
403-975-4040
[email protected]
www.ZS2technologies.com
 
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Progressive Planet Upcoming Management Webinar

Vancouver, July 8, 2021 – Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PLAN) (“PLAN” or the “Company”), will be hosting a Zoom webinar to update investors on its technology initiatives and the path to commercialization for economic and eco-friendly solutions for the cement and concrete industry.
When: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 4 PM (Eastern)
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W5tZCPyEQCOLCfSayaLHTA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information regarding the webinar.
 
ABOUT PROGRESSIVE PLANET
Progressive Planet is an emerging leader in supplying solutions for a livable planet by developing low carbon, pozzolan-based, cementing products which replace equivalent amounts of Portland Cement and fly ash in concrete. The production of Portland Cement is the second largest global generator of CO2 emissions.
Progressive Planet operates its flagship Z1 Natural Pozzolan Quarry in Cache Creek, British Columbia and is earning a 100% interest in the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC and earning a 100% interest in the Heffley Creek Metals and Natural Pozzolan Property. All three properties are within a one-hour drive of Kamloops, BC, an industrial hub with rail access to Canadian and US markets.
 
For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact us:
 
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca
 
or
 
Jeff Walker,
Vice President, The Howard Group
403-221-0915
888-221-0915
[email protected]
 
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 Receives Positive Results in PozGlass™ SCM Testing

Vancouver, June 23, 2021 – Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PLAN) (“PLAN” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the positive accelerated-cure Resistance to Chloride Ion Penetration (RCP) test results for its PozGlass™ SCM product. The Company is focused on delivering economic and eco-friendly solutions for the cement and concrete industry.
Based on the better-than-expected accelerated-cure RCP test results, management believes the market potential for the proprietary formulation and process in the blending of natural pozzolans and recovered post-consumer glass could be larger than originally expected.
Measuring RCP is essential because permeability is a factor in the long-term durability of concrete. Lower permeability results in longer lasting concrete because the metal rebar in the concrete is better protected from outside chemical attack. This is especially important in coastal saltwater environments, where the bulk of the world’s concrete is produced, and applications where de-icing salts are used.
The 28-day accelerated-cure RCP testing was led by Dr. Michael Thomas from C&CS Atlantic. Dr. Thomas is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), a registered Professional Engineer in the province of New Brunswick and has been working in the field of cement and concrete research since 1983.
Dr. Thomas’s main research interests include concrete durability and the use of industrial by-products such as pozzolans and slag. He has authored more than 200 technical papers and reports including the book “Supplementary Cementing Materials in Concrete”.
“The 28-day accelerated-cure test results give an indication of the result expected at 91 days with standard curing. As such, the value of 1035 Coulombs at 28 days for the concrete mix with 25% PozGlass SCM indicates excellent performance that should comfortably meet the requirements for a C-1 exposure (1500 Coulombs at 91 days) and possibly C-XL exposure (1000 Coulombs at 91 days),” stated Dr. Thomas. “I am confident that the C-XL requirement would be met easily at a slightly higher replacement (such as 30% PozGlass SCM).”
“The highest durability performance expectations in CSA A23.1 (latest version) are for C-XL concrete, which is structurally reinforced concrete exposed to chlorides or other severe environments with or without freezing and thawing conditions. PozGlass SCM shows the potential to be used for the most demanding C-XL applications and, therefore, greatly reduces the risks for concrete producer’s everyday applications as well,” says Ian Grant, who spent 5 years as a senior executive in the cement and concrete industry prior to becoming PLAN’s VP of Business Development.
The full 91-day RCP test results will be available from Dr. Thomas by end of July 2021. In addition, the 6-month sulphate resistance test results will be completed in early October 2021.
The Company has also received 56-day compressive strength results from Dr. Thomas with strengths performing as expected. PozGlass SCM has climbed to 56.3 MPa at 56 days, while the Portland Cement control was at 59.1 MPa.
“With 25% replacement I would expect the strength to be lower at early age but to see more strength gain with age to the extent that strength parity is eventually reached and the pozzolan mix being superior thereafter. The precise timing of this depends mainly on the properties of the pozzolan and temperature,” says Dr. Thomas. “Achieving near strength parity at 56 days is quite typical of many pozzolans.”
PLAN is using the information gathered in this phase of testing to facilitate early discussions with concrete producers as the company moves towards full-scale commercialization of PozGlass SCM in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
“Our intent with PozGlass SCM is to radically reduce the carbon footprint of cement. When concrete lasts longer, less Portland Cement is produced. Longer lasting concrete is a key to reducing CO2 emissions and part of our goal of building a better, cleaner world,” stated Steve Harpur, CEO.
 
ABOUT PROGRESSIVE PLANET
Progressive Planet is an emerging leader in supplying solutions for a livable planet by developing low carbon, pozzolan-based, cementing products which replace equivalent amounts of Portland Cement and fly ash in concrete. The production of Portland Cement is the second largest global generator of CO2 emissions.
Progressive Planet operates its flagship Z1 Natural Pozzolan Quarry in Cache Creek, British Columbia and is earning a 100% interest in the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC and earning a 100% interest in the Heffley Creek Metals and Natural Pozzolan Property. All three properties are within a one-hour drive of Kamloops, BC, an industrial hub with rail access to Canadian and US markets.
 
For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact us:
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca
 
or
 
Jeff Walker,
Vice President, The Howard Group
403-221-0915
888-221-0915
[email protected]
 
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 Adds Powerhouse Scientist

Vancouver, June 21 , 2021 – Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PLAN) (“PLAN” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Roger Mah as VP of Research and Development. The Company is focused on developing economic and eco-friendly solutions for the cement and concrete industry.
Roger received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Calgary specializing in metal-organic framework (MOF) materials for carbon capture applications which included assessing the implementation strengths, weaknesses, and barriers of MOF commercialization.  Roger then joined Carbon Management Canada and the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute as a Mitacs Accelerate Fellow. For two years, he assessed the innovation ecosystem for carbon capture utilization and storage including sequestration in the built environment with companies such as CarbonCure, Carbicrete, and Solidia.  He evaluated gaps and barriers for technology developers taking their technologies from lab/bench towards commercialization and step-gates along the technology readiness level ladder.
Roger was previously the CEO of ZoraMat Solutions where he led efforts in commercializing a MOF for carbon capture and received multiple accolades such as the 2018 Mitacs Change Agent Award, the 2019 GreenSTEM fellowship and a 2020 CleanTech Emerging Leader Award.  Roger is the co-inventor of a technology from the University of Calgary that is currently being evaluated for commercialization at LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Richmond, British Columbia.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Roger Mah,” stated Steve Harpur, CEO.  “Roger combines a unique blend of entrepreneurialism, scientific prowess, and carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) experience. We are excited to add a full-time, in-house scientist to lead our research efforts. Roger’s addition to the team is intended to accelerate our applied research program in carbon sequestration in supplementary cementing materials (SCMs) and Portland Cement.”
 
ABOUT PROGRESSIVE PLANET
Progressive Planet is an emerging leader in supplying solutions for a livable planet by developing low carbon, pozzolan-based, cementing products which replace equivalent amounts of Portland Cement and fly ash in concrete. The production of Portland Cement is the second largest global generator of CO2 emissions.
Progressive Planet operates its flagship Z1 Natural Pozzolan Quarry in Cache Creek, British Columbia and is earning a 100% interest in the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC and earning a 100% interest in the Heffley Creek Metals and Natural Pozzolan Property. All three properties are within a one-hour drive of Kamloops, BC, an industrial hub with rail access to Canadian and US markets.
For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact us:
 
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca
 
or
 
Jeff Walker,
Vice President, The Howard Group
403-221-0915
888-221-0915
[email protected]
 
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 Announces Change of Chief Financial Officer

Vancouver, May 13, 2021 – Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PLAN) (“PLAN” or the “Company”), reports the appointment of Mr. Chris Halsey-Brandt, CPA, CA, CBV as CFO of the Company, replacing Mr. David Cross, CPA, CGA. The Company thanks Mr. Cross for his tenure as CFO since 2018.
Chris is both a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). Chris currently owns and operates a successful food processing business. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Chris was a Partner at Blair Mackay Mynett Valuations Inc., a leading Vancouver-based business valuation firm.  During his time at BMM, Chris specialized in the valuation of public and private companies.  Chris obtained his CPA designation while articling at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Vancouver.
“I would like to thank Dave Cross for his multiple years as CFO of PLAN. During his tenure, the company grew its pozzolan assets and started producing mineral powders.  Dave was always accessible and consistently had our financial filings filed in a timely manner. As the Company grows, the CFO position is becoming more time consuming and we welcome Chris into this role,” stated Steve Harpur, CEO.
“Chris’ experience in valuing businesses will be a key tool as PLAN seeks to grow in the future both organically and through evaluating opportunities to acquire operational pozzolan businesses that include both pozzolan reserves and cash flow. Chris was already involved with PLAN through our Advisory Board and now that Chris is our CFO, he has resigned as an Advisory Board Member,” stated Harpur.
To ensure an orderly transition, Mr. Cross will be retained in a consultancy role until August 1, 2021.
 
ABOUT PROGRESSIVE PLANET
Progressive Planet is an emerging leader in supplying solutions for a livable planet by developing low carbon, pozzolan-based, cementing products which replace equivalent amounts of Portland Cement and fly ash in concrete. The production of Portland Cement is the second largest global generator of CO2 emissions.
Progressive Planet operates its flagship Z1 Natural Pozzolan Quarry in Cache Creek, British Columbia and is earning a 100% interest in the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC and earning a 100% interest in the Heffley Creek Metals and Natural Pozzolan Property. All three properties are within a one-hour drive of Kamloops, BC, an industrial hub with rail access to Canadian and US markets.
 
For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact:
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca
 
or
 
Jeff Walker,
Vice President, The Howard Group
403-221-0915
888-221-0915
[email protected]
 
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 Achieves Success in Phase 1 PozGlass™ SCM Testing

Vancouver, April 26, 2021 – Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PLAN) (“PLAN” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the successful completion of Phase One of a Two Phase test program for its PozGlass™ SCM product. The company is focused on delivering an attractive economic and environmentally advantageous solution to replace fly ash in concrete.
Based on Phase One results, management believes this is achievable using proprietary formulations and processes in the blending of natural pozzolans and recovered post-consumer glass.
Upon successful completion of Phase Two tests, management will move to a full-scale commercial roll-out of the PozGlass SCM product in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The objective is to displace fly ash, a by-product of burning coal for electricity generation, with an environmentally friendly product that also enhances performance in ready mix and pre-cast concrete. Fly ash is the most widely used Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM) for concrete.
On January 25, 2021, PLAN announced that it had engaged C&CS Atlantic Inc. to complete testing required to commercially launch PozGlass SCM with Phase One testing projected to be completed by the end of April 2021.
Dr. Michael Thomas leads C&CS Atlantic. He is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), a registered Professional Engineer in the province of New Brunswick and has been working in the field of cement and concrete research since 1983.
Prior to joining UNB in 2002, Michael was on the faculty at the University of Toronto and prior to 1994, worked as a concrete materials engineer with Ontario Hydro in Canada (1991-93) and as a research fellow with the Building Research Establishment in the UK (1986-1991).
Dr. Thomas’s main research interests are concrete durability and the use of industrial by-products including pozzolans and slag. He has authored more than 200 technical papers and reports including the book “Supplementary Cementing Materials in Concrete”.
Phase One testing focused on pin-pointing proprietary formulations that would enhance durability, workability, and usability factors when replacing portions of Portland Cement in concrete. Concrete is routinely produced with between 10-50% replacement of Portland Cement with SCMs such as fly ash.
It is the company’s objective to maximize potential environmental benefits with PozGlass SCM by using a blend of PLAN’s natural pozzolans and a maximum amount of recovered post-consumer glass, while still mitigating Alkali-Silica Reactivity (ASR). Over 70% of post-consumer glass currently goes to landfill. PozGlass SCM diverts this glass from landfill while providing a CO2 offset of nearly 1 tonne for every 1 tonne of PozGlass SCM.
“The biggest hindrances to using 100% ground glass as an SCM are its lower compressive strength compared to other alternatives and its inability to mitigate alkali-silica reactivity in concrete,” stated Steve Harpur, CEO. “The proprietary formulation for PozGlass SCM combines the highest environmental benefits from using a maximum percentage of recovered post-consumer glass while getting a boost of strength and ASR mitigation from our natural pozzolan.”
The graph below shows results attained during ASTM C1567 testing. As you can see, a blend of 25% Ground Glass replacing Portland Cement is not suitable to mitigate ASR as it expands more than 0.10% at 14 days. PozGlass SCM’s proprietary formulation, however, expands less than 0.10% at 14 days– at the same 25% replacement of Portland Cement–and is considered effective for controlling deleterious expansion due to ASR.

“The enhanced performance attributes of PozGlass SCM will allow for it to be utilized on a larger scale by the concrete industry than 100% ground glass, increasing the environmental impact even further” says Ian Grant, Manager of Business Development.
Tests completed in Phase One in determining the ideal recipe included:

  • ASTM C618/C311 tests to determine water demand and strength-activity index,
  • CSA A23.2-25A tests to determine strength of mortar cubes produced with lime and pozzolan,
  • ASTM C1897 R3 bound water tests for determining chemical reactivity of pozzolans,
  • ASTM C1567 Alkali-Silica Reactivity (ASR) expansion tests,
  • ASTM C441 ASR (Pyrex) tests, and concrete slump trials.

Using the results from the above tests, PLAN has now finalized the recipe of natural pozzolan and post-consumer glass in its PozGlass SCM product and Phase One testing is now complete, ahead of schedule.
Phase Two testing has commenced and focuses on testing concrete durability, including compressive strength, chloride permeability testing (RCP) and sulphate resistance.
RCP testing determines the chemical resistance to chlorides such as de-icing chemicals and salt water. Less permeability also means reinforcing (rebar) is better protected from outside chemical attack, increasing the long-term durability of the reinforcing and thus increasing the life expectancy of the concrete. A lower RCP number is particularly important for concrete produced in coastal cities’ saltwater environments. With testing ahead of schedule, PLAN expects to have in hand the accelerated RCP test results by late May.  and the full results by end of July 2021.
General Use (GU) Portland Cement and Portland Limestone Cement (GUL) are not resistant to sulphate attack without the addition of appropriate proportions of an SCM. Resistance to sulphate attack is required in many concrete and precast applications–such as pilings, slabs, walls, septic tanks, storm sewers, etc. that are exposed to sulphate-rich soils, groundwaters, manures, sewage, and/or silage.  Successful test results would further increase the market potential for PozGlass SCM. The 6-month sulphate resistance test was commenced ahead of schedule on April 6, 2021 with results available in early October 2021.
In addition, PLAN has kicked-off extensive compressive strength testing on its PozGlass SCM recipe and results will be gathered over the next two months. Full compressive strength testing information will be available in mid-June 2021.
Information gathered in Phase Two will be used to facilitate early-discussions with concrete producers as PLAN moves to full-scale commercialization of PozGlass SCM. The initial target region is Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest with the speed of the roll-out determining timing of expansion into other areas in North America.
ABOUT PROGRESSIVE PLANET
Progressive Planet is an emerging leader in supplying solutions for a livable planet by developing low carbon, pozzolan-based, cementing products which replace equivalent amounts of Portland Cement and fly ash in concrete. The production of Portland Cement is the second largest global generator of CO2 emissions.
Progressive Planet operates its flagship Z1 Natural Pozzolan Quarry in Cache Creek, British Columbia and is earning a 100% interest in the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC and earning a 100% interest in the Heffley Creek Metals and Natural Pozzolan Property. All three properties are within a one-hour drive of Kamloops, BC, an industrial hub with rail access to Canadian and US markets.
 
For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact:
 
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca
 
or
 
Jeff Walker,
Vice President, The Howard Group
403-221-0915
888-221-0915
[email protected]
 
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 Announces Expanding Processing Capability

Vancouver, April 15, 2021 – Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PLAN) (“PLAN” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce it has expanded its comminution plant’s toll processing capacity by a factor of eight times with the addition of a larger ball mill.
Comminution is the reduction of solid materials from one average particle size to a smaller average particle size, by crushing, grinding, cutting, vibrating, or other processes.
On August 14, 2020, PLAN announced that it had completed the design and construction of its comminution plant. The plant was built to enable easy disassembly and has functional capability to size-reduce rocks from 6 inches down to 5 microns. For reference, one inch is equivalent to 25,400 microns.
In January 2021, PLAN ordered a larger ball mill (approximately 8 times the processing volume) to enable it to process more material per hour. This mill was received on March 26, 2021 and has now been commissioned.
PLAN has ordered additional equipment to further automate the processing capability of the comminution plant and further improve processing capacity. This equipment is expected to be received and fully operational in May 2021.
Since mid March 2021, PLAN has received over $250,000 in purchase orders for rock powders from its existing customers and has also received requests for quotes from multiple new potential customers.
Due to the increased demand for our services, PLAN has hired and trained staff and commenced running a full second shift effective April 12, 2021 at the comminution plant.
“We are excited that we could get our new mill manufactured in Canada and to be creating employment, especially when so many businesses are struggling during these unprecedented times. PLAN creates specialized rock powders supplying our B2B customers who then sell the product throughout North America and Europe,” stated Ian Grant, Manager of Business Development.
PLAN is searching for a permanent facility to house its growing comminution business.
“Should one be wondering what the grinding of soft rock powders has to do with the company’s work on developing new technologies for the cement industry, the answer lies in our vision for the future” stated CEO Steve Harpur.
“The current plant provides the company with an opportunity to generate fast revenues from an existing business, but the facility is also going to serve as a testing centre for the development of PozGlass™ SCM.
We believe the demand for pozzolan based cement powders will accelerate as fly ash is no longer generated from combusting coal. We are also seeing tremendous demand to toll process minerals as farmers switch away from chemical fertilizers to natural fertilizers. The purchase orders we received in the last month greatly exceed the tonnage of material processed since we opened our comminution plant last August and we are using the same equipment we use to process natural pozzolans and pulverized post-consumer glass” stated Harpur.
 
ABOUT PROGRESSIVE PLANET
Progressive Planet is an emerging leader in supplying solutions for a livable planet by developing low carbon, pozzolan-based, cementing products which replace equivalent amounts of Portland Cement and fly ash in concrete. The production of Portland Cement is the second largest global generator of CO2 emissions.
Progressive Planet operates its flagship Z1 Natural Pozzolan Quarry in Cache Creek, British Columbia and is earning a 100% interest in the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC and earning a 100% interest in the Heffley Creek Metals and Natural Pozzolan Property. All three properties are within a one-hour drive of Kamloops, BC, an industrial hub with rail access to Canadian and US markets.
For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact us:
 
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca
or
 
Jeff Walker,
Vice President, The Howard Group
403-221-0915
888-221-0915
[email protected]
 
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 Announces Important Appointment

Vancouver, March 02, 2021 – Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PLAN) (“PLAN” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Greg Silverberg to its research team.
‘This appointment is the latest move we have made to beef up our team of scientists working on projects relating to sequestering CO2 in concrete’ says CEO, Stephen Harpur. ‘Greg earned his PhD in Materials Science at Harvard University and has an undergrad degree in Chemical Engineering from Brown University. Greg has a keen interest in developing sustainable building materials and will help guide Progressive Planet as it takes on related product development initiatives to decarbonize the production of cement.’ This appointment is part-time in nature, and Greg remains in his existing role with his current employer.
Progressive Planet now has three highly skilled professionals under contract to work on developing the next generation of cement products which focus on reducing its carbon footprint. These professionals include Dr. Greg Silverberg, Dr. Chad Vecitis, and Dr. Doug Brown.
ABOUT PROGRESSIVE PLANET
Progressive Planet is an emerging leader in supplying solutions for a livable planet by developing low carbon, pozzolan-based, cementing products which replace equivalent amounts of Portland Cement and fly ash in concrete. The production of Portland Cement is the second largest global generator of CO2 emissions.
Progressive Planet operates its flagship Z1 Natural Pozzolan Quarry in Cache Creek, British Columbia and is earning a 100% interest in the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC and earning a 100% interest in the Heffley Creek Metals and Natural Pozzolan Property. All three properties are within a one-hour drive of Kamloops, BC, an industrial hub with rail access to Canadian and US markets.
 
For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact us:
 
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca
 
or
 
Jeff Walker,
Vice President, The Howard Group
403-221-0915
888-221-0915
[email protected]
 
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Progressive Planet Announces Issuance of Stock Options

Vancouver, February 25, 2021 – Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PLAN) (“PLAN” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has granted 4,150,000 stock options.
The stock options include 3 million options issued to directors, officers, and insiders, exercisable at $0.39 per share for 3 years. In addition, 1,150,000 options were issued to consultants and advisers, exercisable at $0.39 for a period of 2 years. The options have been granted in accordance with the Company’s stock option plan.
 
ABOUT PROGRESSIVE PLANET
Progressive Planet is an emerging leader in supplying solutions for a livable planet by developing low carbon, pozzolan-based, cementing products which replace equivalent amounts of Portland Cement and fly ash in concrete. The production of Portland Cement is the second largest global generator of CO2 emissions.
Progressive Planet operates its flagship Z1 Natural Pozzolan Quarry in Cache Creek, British Columbia and is earning a 100% interest in the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC and earning a 100% interest in the Heffley Creek Metals and Natural Pozzolan Property. All three properties are within a one-hour drive of Kamloops, BC, an industrial hub with rail access to Canadian and US markets.
For further information or investor relations inquiries, please contact us:
1-800-910-3072
[email protected]
www.progressiveplanet.ca
 
or
 
Jeff Walker,
Vice President, The Howard Group
403-221-0915
888-221-0915
[email protected]