Patent Application Submitted for a new GREEN High Purity Silicon production process
UNITED STATES: Provisional Patent Application No. 62/578,141 was filed on Oct 27 2017
Titled: A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HIGH PURITY SOLAR GRADE SILICON (SOG SI)
The company staff has invented a new Green process for the carbon free production of High Purity Silicon for use in manufacturing Silicon Solar Cells .
Unlike existing Carbo-Thermic processes which generate significant greenhouse gas emissions, our new reactor and process uses Quartz Sand plus Hydrogen gas to produce high purity Silicon. The process produces High Purity Silicon and only Water as a byproduct.
Existing Carbo-thermic reactors use several ingredients including a large amount of Carbon and Quartz to produce Silicon and as a result generates a significant amount of Carbon Dioxide as a byproduct. We believe the clear benefit of Solar power generation is significantly hampered by the Carbon Dioxide byproduct using the existing Carbo-Thermic Reduction process, as compared to our Hydrogen Reduction process which has zero Carbon emissions.
The company plans to licence this new process to industry.