PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

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Advanced Materials Processing

PyroGenesis has become the partner of choice for the US Department of Defense and other multinationals as their technology development resource for waste processing and waste-to-energy applications. Yet, at its roots, PyroGenesis was an advanced material and metallurgical company first!

For example, PyroGenesis did some pioneering processing work in the field of fullerenes (buckyball), the forerunning materials for what we now know as carbon nanotubes and graphene. All this work was performed before the term “nanotechnology” became part of our everyday vernacular.

PyroGenesis also used plasma and HVOF techniques to apply thermal spray coatings onto aerospace and engine parts, as well as severe service ball valves. PyroGenesis also used its proprietary plasma atomization process to produce highly pure, spherical titanium and titanium alloy powders, now the standard feedstock for 3D Printing applications.

With plasma operating on “greenhouse gas-friendly” electricity only, PyroGenesis can provide real cleantech solutions to industry. Through innovation, collaboration and partnerships, our team of innovators have developed an array of plasma processing approaches which can bring value to organizations in the fields of mineral, metallurgical and materials processing, in areas such as:

  • Production of fumed silica
  • Production of spherical metal powders (PROJECT – Spherical Metal Powder Process using Plasma Atomization)
  • Production of nanomaterials
  • Purification/Refinement of mineral feedstock (PROJECT – Titanium Powder Pilot Plant for Overseas Mining and Metallurgical Company)

Plasma Waste Processes

WASTE, REFUSE, GARBAGE, all words used to describe materials that we just don’t need any more. Advanced waste management practices through the 3Rs (reduction, re-use and recycling) have reduced the amount of waste that we as a society need to ”make go away”. However, we have deemed acceptable to bury our garbage or simply burn it, in both cases just amplifying the damage we are causing to our planet.

Our team of innovators have said NO to this paradigm. NO to creating a toxic soup at the bottom of a landfill; NO to emitting greenhouse gases from fermenting waste in dumps, NO to the generation of bioaccumulating, deadly dioxins from waste burning, NO to the statement: “Out of Sight, Out of Mind.”

Through innovation, collaboration and partnerships, PyroGenesis has developed a suite of highly advanced, yet easy-to-operate processes which integrates well with the 3Rs, but which maximizes the energy and/or resource recovery from a vast range of waste streams generated by municipalities or by industry.

Engineering Services

At the core of all our technologies is the work of our dynamic, multi-disciplinary staff of scientists, engineers and technologists, an excellent basis to offer Engineering Services to the marketplace.  Their experience, hard work, project management capabilities and know-how have led to highly successful contract research endeavors, along with the supply of comprehensive process engineering packages and techno-economic feasibility studies, satisfying an impressive caliber of clientele, such as the US Department of Defense.

Our team is motivated to provide our customers with the best solution to their processing challenges on time and within budget. whether in waste management or in materials processing, all within the framework of our ISO 9001:2008 registered Quality System.

Our team represents our unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, our world-class expertise in high temperature processing, and our undeniable enthusiasm to innovate and to generate viable, working solutions for all project stakeholders.

Our range of services and capabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Process/Product Development Services (Contract Research)
  • Custom Reactor/Furnace Design and Fabrication
  • Process Engineering
  • Basic and Detailed Engineering
  • Process Simulation and Modeling (METSIM,TM, HSC, ASPEN)
  • Techno-Economic Feasibility Studies
  • Mechanical Design
  • Process Control and Automation
  • Project Management
  • Full Turnkey Solutions
  • After Sales Support
  • 3D modeling
  • Electrical design

Plasma Torches

For over 20 years, PyroGenesis has been manufacturing plasma torch systems for some of the most demanding applications in the world. Waste-to-energy applications, advanced material production, metallurgical processing, thermal treatment and nanotechnology manufacturing are but a few of the diverse applications developed by our team for PyroGenesis plasma torches.

As a cleantech alternative to fossil fuel burning, our electricity-driven plasma torch systems are easy to operate and offer a high level of safety, reliability and service life of wear components. PyroGenesis systems have been selected by a renowned list of satisfied customers, including the US Department of Defense. Customer satisfaction is paramount; we provide customized, versatile solutions to exceed customer expectations.

PyroGenesis Plasma Torch Solutions come with the following features and benefits:

  • Automated, easy to operate touch screen user interface
  • Lightweight, compact, intrinsically safe design
  • Supply complete turnkey solution, with power supply, water cooling skid and adaptability for multiple torches
  • Full integration with customer process control software
  • 1 year guarantee, with complete start-up and after-sales service available, including remote monitoring


P. Peter Pascali - President, Chief Executive Officer

After graduating with an MBA from McGill University, Montreal in 1983, Mr. Pascali became an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions and then public offerings. He initially worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia and then, in 1987, joined Westpac Banking Corporation. In 1989, he was recruited by DeGeorge Financial Corporation as a strategic advisor. Mr. Pascali joined the Corporation in 1992 where he has been responsible for developing the business strategy and marketing focus for commercializing the Corporation’s technologies and running the business. Mr. Pascali continues to develop the Corporation’s strategy and oversee the operational management as the President and Chief Executive Officer. In his leadership role, Mr. Pascali spearheads the Strategic Management Team which is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the company’s business plans.

Mtre Ilario Antonio Gualtieri - Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mtre Ilario Antonio Gualtieri joined PyroGenesis Canada Inc. in November 2017 as in-house Legal Counsel. Mtre Gualtieri is responsible for providing advice on a wide range of matters, including securities, regulation, corporate finance, corporate governance and corporate disclosures, contracts, employment, real-estate, intellectual property and promotional material. He is also responsible for reviewing, drafting and developing legal documentation as well as engaging in contract negotiations in support of business objectives. Furthermore, Mtre Gualtieri takes on the added responsibilities of Corporate Secretary and is a member of the Strategic Management Team which is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the Company’s business plan.

After obtaining his law degree (LL.L) from the University of Ottawa in 1983 and being admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1984, Mtre Gualtieri began his law career as a litigation lawyer, during which time he spent ten years from 1990 to 2000 with Deveau Avocats. He continued to be part of Deveau Avocats thereafter as a sole legal practitioner until November 2017.

In addition to his litigation practice Mtre Gualtieri has represented clients in various commercial and corporate files including mergers and acquisitions, sale of shares agreements, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, and the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements.

Pierre Carabin - Chief Technology Officer and Chief Strategist

Mr. Pierre Carabin, Eng., has over twenty five years of experience in process engineering and environmental technologies. Throughout his 18 years at PyroGenesis, he has been instrumental in the development of the Company’s various technology platforms. He is the inventor or co-inventor of nearly forty pending and issued patents relating to high temperature chemical processes. As Chief Technology Officer and Chief Strategist, he leads PyroGenesis’ engineering team in the design and development of plasma systems, and is also member of the Company’s Strategic Management Team which is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the Company’s business plan.

Prior to joining PyroGenesis in 1998, Pierre worked in the pulp and paper industry for 8 years, notably developing paper recycling machinery. Pierre holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering with honors from McGill University, and, to date, he has contributed in more than 50 technical communications for various journals and at technical conferences. As member of the OIQ, Pierre also volunteers for the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA), Quebec Section, and for the International Thermal Treatment Technologies Conference.

Massimo Dattilo - Vice President, Sales

Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University in 1997, Massimo pursued a career in the Aerospace industry. For roughly 10 years, Massimo contributed to the advancement of aerospace applications in such disciplines as flight simulation and engine controls. Much of this time was spent working for corporations such as CAE and Pratt & Whitney. In 2004, Massimo pursued his MBA at McGill University with a particular focus on Finance and International Business. Upon completing his MBA, Massimo immersed himself into the metal powders market for the Additive Manufacturing sector. Today, Massimo is responsible for driving PyroGenesis’ sales activity in all of its core areas of business; particularly, Additive Manufacturing.

Rodayna KafalVice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Business Development

After graduating with a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in 2009, Ms. Rodayna Kafal took on a lead role in process engineering at the Natural Gas Technologies Centre in Montreal, where she was responsible for managing a number of high level projects. Thereafter, she enrolled in a two-year graduate program in Industrial Engineering and Project Management at École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Rodayna has joined PyroGenesis with a strong background in process engineering, combined with practical experience in sales, promotional activities and business relations. Over the years, she has helped represent the views of the investor community to management teams in the development of corporate strategy across different markets, including North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Rodayna’s expertise has helped companies raise their profile with key stakeholders, i.e. investors, analysts, press, employees, and customers. As Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Business Development, Rodayna oversees PyroGenesis’ complete investor relations program, while coordinating with the marketing team.

1744, William St., Suite 200,
Montréal, Qc H3J 1R4, CANADA

PHONE: +1 514.937.0002