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H2-Sphere GmbH and German Aerospace Center (DLR) on Track to Develop Green Hydrogen Production Process Using Cerro de Pasco Resources Tailings

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA — (November 8, 2022) Cerro de Pasco Resources Inc. (CSE: CDPR) (OTCPK: GPPRF) (Frankfurt: N8HP) (“CDPR,” or the “Company”) is delighted to announce that its subsidiary H2-SPHERE GmbH, will proceed with patent applications and on to the next phase of development of techniques for converting mining waste into green hydrogen and other by-products.

The decision is based on the positive results of the Investigation Report (Phase 1a) jointly developed with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and released on October 27, 2022, confirming process, conversion rates and unit costs based on scientific theory and empirical evidence. The next phase (1b) will include laboratory testing and design of core components for industrial scale production.

Bernhard Dold, CEO of H2-SPHERE and CTO of CDPR: “The Investigation Report demonstrates that the proposed techniques are highly competitive in terms of production costs and energy efficiency in relation to standard production processes of green hydrogen, liberating a potential for an alternative technique for green hydrogen production in the near future.  Core innovation by H2-SPHERE and DLR include two complimentary techniques for permanently removing highly-pollutive elements in CDPR’s mineral waste resource that are the primary cause of acid mine drainage (AMD) and converting these into green hydrogen and other commercial by-products.”

Guy Goulet, CEO of CDPR: “The initial conclusions of this study enable us to greatly expand our vision for the Quiulacocha Tailings project, in terms of scale, end product, and economics. We can now not only aspire but also actively plan to become a net-negative-CO2 mineral producer.”

DLR – Global Technology Leader

DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany's research center for aeronautics and space comprising 10,000 employees and 55 research institutes and facilities exploring earth and space to develop solutions towards a sustainable future.

Research with H2-SPHERE is executed by the Institute of Future Fuels, recently formed by DLR to prioritize the development of chemical energy storage systems (fuels, i.e. green hydrogen). Ongoing research priorities are highly compatible with the CDPR mineral waste resource. Due to the positive results of phase 1a, further collaboration between H2-SPHERE and DLR is envisioned.

Industrially Scalable Resource  

Up to half of material contained in the Quiulacocha Tailings and Excelsior Stockpile, together amounting to approximately 180 million tonnes, can potentially be reprocessed using the techniques now under development under the DLR – H2-SPHERE agreement. Beyond these surface resources, the Cerro de Pasco mining cluster offers various further opportunities. These resources alone provide the opportunity to build a world-class and sustainable clean energy enterprise.

About Cerro de Pasco Resources

Cerro de Pasco Resources Inc. is a mining and resource management company applying the most demanding environmental, social and governance standards required by global institutions and investors. The key strategic strength of the Corporation is an unparalleled knowledge of the challenges and opportunities presented by the mineral endowment in and around the city of Cerro de Pasco combined with a highly experienced and practical team of both Peruvian and international management. The key focus of growth for the Corporation will be on developing the El Metalurgista mining concession using world class geo-resource and industrial development solutions to secure long-term economic operational sustainability in harmony with a healthy and prosperous local population. The Corporation, currently operating the Santander Mine, is also keen on acquiring and operating mines suited for the Corporation’s strategic growth plan.


H2-SPHERE was formed in December 2021 in partnership with Prof Dr. Bernhard Dold in Germany to develop techniques aimed at converting mineral waste into green hydrogen and other by-products, with the joint objectives of removing the source of acid mine drainage (AMD), and materially enhancing the scope and future profitability of its El Metalurgista concession.

Contact Information

Cerro de Pasco Resources Inc.
Guy Goulet, President and CEO
Tel.: 579 476-7000

Bernhard Dold, Prof. Dr., CEO and CTO of CDPR.

Tel.: 49 176 64218749

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