High Purity Quartz Sand (HPQS) is a vital industrial component necessary for the production of all high-end electronics, semi-conductors, and importantly Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels. None of these vital products can be manufactured without a reliable supply of consistent purity HPQS.
There are only three (3) commercial HPQS factories globally that have the capability of processing raw quartz into commercial grade HPQS. They are located in the USA, Norway, and the Arctic Circle.
Global demand for HPQS far exceeds existing world production. The GST team attained the technical knowledge and expertise necessary to manufacture HPQS, after working in Port Melbourne for more than three years with the worlds’ two (2) leading experts, validating and confirming the precise processing techniques to manufacture commercial grade quality and quantities of HPQS.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via OTC PR WIRE -- The Board of Directors of Graphene & Solar Technologies Ltd. (“Graphene”) (OTCQB:GSTX) announced that, following approval by OTC Markets Group, the Company’s common shares commenced trading on OTCQB on 19 September 2019.
Roger May, Executive Chairman of Graphene commented: “We are very pleased that several months of sustained effort by our Executive Management team has achieved the uplift for GSTX from the “Pink Sheets” to now be trading on the OTCQB.
This major achievement combined with the recent SEC acceptance of The Company’s Form S-1 Registration Statement effectively clears the path for development of a sustained and viable liquidity platform for funding our several ongoing production initiatives. Additionally, we believe that QB status will enhance access to additional funding to meet capital requirements arising both from development of several clean energy initiatives, in addition to the aggregation of manufacturing and processing facilities for graphene and affiliated next generation technology, which will represent the backbone of our product matrix as GSTX moves forward.
The Form S-1 Registration Statement provides for GSTX to issue up to 25 million new free trading shares at face value of $4 dollars per share to assist with fundraising efforts.
Appointment of New GSTX CEO
As part of our initiative to reposition and strengthen our management team, The Company has recently engaged Nils Ollquist as CEO. Mr. Ollquist is a seasoned banking and finance industry professional with over 30 years experience. He has spent the past 25 years executing a variety of senior executive roles in international banking in the US, Asia and Australia, the most recent being Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Bank of America in Hong Kong, as well as initiating and managing a variety of investments in the technology, packaging and mining industries in Asia. After graduating with degrees in Economics and Law from the Australian National University in Canberra, Mr. Ollquist spent 5 years in the Australian Federal Treasury in a variety of roles in the Revenue, Loans & Investment Division, culminating in the position of Senior Executive Assistant to the Department Head, Sir Frederick Wheeler and a period of time seconded to the office of the Federal Treasurer.
Mr. May concluded: “This press release represents the leading edge of a new sustained communication program on behalf of our shareholders as the Company embarks on a program to capitalize on its technical experience and resources to establish a key role in energy and technology markets worldwide.
SEC Filings Web Links
Web-links to SEC Form 8K filings regarding the above:
https://www.otcmarkets.com/filing/conv_pdf?id=13653942&guid=XWXSUq7q12JBPth & https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/GSTX/disclosure
Graphene & Solar Technologies has a proven ability to produce solar and electronics grade high purity quartz sand (HPQS), an essential material for the manufacture photovoltaic (PV) Solar Cells, semi-conductors, and high-end electronics. GSTX also owns two rare High Purity Quartz mineral deposits (15 million tons), feedstock for the manufacture of HPQS.
The Company has recently expanded its solar industry initiatives to focus upon the early stage development of graphene enabled solar modules and panels via strategic joint ventures with the graphene producers and research & development centers.