PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a TSX Venture 50® clean-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, additive manufacturing (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR), and on the OTCQB Marketplace (Ticker Symbol: PYRNF).
What is plasma?
Plasma is the fourth state of matter, the others being solid, liquid, and gas. Plasma typically consists of a mixture of ionized species, electrons and neutral particles. The sun is made up of plasma with inside temperature reaching 10,000,000 degrees Celcius. In nature, we can observe plasma in lightning strikes and with the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Examples of man-made plasma include the light produced by a neon tube, as well as plasma cutting systems used to slice through metal. Thermal plasma can readily reach temperatures in excess of 10,000 degrees Celcius. At PyroGenesis, we harness the unique properties of thermal plasma to melt and transform metal, to carry out high temperature chemical reactions and to convert waste into energy.