Timminco Ltd. Announces Second Commercial Contract for High-Purity Silicon

Timminco Limited, a producer of specialty and light metals, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Becancour Silicon Inc.(BSI), has reached agreement to sell high-purity silicon to a solar cell manufacturer.

The agreement provides for a minimum of 1,500 metric tons (mt) and up to 5,000 mt over an initial term of five years, subject to BSI’s increased production capacity and customer agreement. It represents BSI’s second commercial contract for the sale of high purity silicon. BSI currently has the capacity to produce 300 mt of high purity silicon per year. “This second customer contract illustrates the interest that solar cell manufacturers have in the high purity silicon being produced by BSI. BSI has a patent-pending process that enables it to produce high purity (a level of 99.999% purity) or solar grade silicon,” said Rene Boisvert, President, Becancour Silicon Inc. “In addition, other grades of silicon, including low boron silicon, can be produced using this process,” he added.
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