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PyroGenesis Announces the Appointment of Dr. Twigge-Molecey as Board Director and Strengthens its Foray into the Mining and Metallurgical Sector

May 14, 2013

MONTREAL, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
(“PyroGenesis” or the “Company”) (TSXV: PYR), an environmental
solutions company that designs, develops and manufactures plasma
waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to
announce that Dr. Chris Twigge-Molecey, P.Eng., FCIM, has joined the
Company’s Board of Directors.

Having worked for the Hatch Group for over forty years in a wide range
of technical and management positions in the minerals and metallurgical
field, Dr. Twigge-Molecey currently serves as Senior Advisor at Hatch
Ltd. after having served on the main board for several years.

“It is truly an honor to have someone with such an extensive and
remarkable background as Dr. Twigge-Molecey join the ranks of our
Board” said P. Peter Pascali, President and Chief Executive Officer of
PyroGenesis. “Over the past year, PyroGenesis’ products have had
resonance within the mining and metallurgical industry and we are
confident that Dr. Twigge-Molecey’s expertise in this field will help
us capitalize and build upon these niche opportunities.”

Over the course of his career, Dr. Twigge-Molecey’s leadership has
contributed to Hatch’s impressive expansion by establishing the group’s
presence in Russia, Peru, Brazil as well as its very successful
operations in Chile and China. Moreover, Dr. Twigge-Molecey has made
some notable technical contributions to the Hatch group by implementing
technology development programs, managing research and development
programs as well as designing and commissioning full-scale plant.

Dr. Twigge-Molecey has been a strong supporter of the mining and
metallurgical community in which he currently acts as Director of the
Canada-China Business Council; Director of the Canadian Mining
Innovation Council; Member of the Canadian Government Clean Mining
Initiative advisory board; and Past President of The Canadian Institute
of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum as well as a past President of The
Metallurgical Society.

Dr. Twigge-Molecey is also an author and presenter of over 40
publications and/or plenary lectures. He holds four patents and has
edited four books. He is a recipient of the prestigious Mineral
Economics Award of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and
Petroleum Engineers (2006) and of the Silver Medal from The
Metallurgical Society of CIM (2003).

“PyroGenesis’ advanced gasification and vitrification technologies
provide a range of value adding, cost-effective approaches to waste
conversion and green house gas reduction” said Dr. Twigge-Molecey. “I
am delighted to join the Company’s board to provide strategic advice,
and to help develop PyroGenesis’ penetration of the mining and
metallurgical industries.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
PyroGenesis Canada is an environmental solutions company that designs,
develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma
torch products. PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma technologies utilize
the intense energy of plasma to gasify and vitrify virtually any type
of waste without producing hazardous by-products. PyroGenesis’ patented
gasification and vitrification technology is different from
incineration because it produces a clean synthetic gas from waste,
which can be used for power generation. PyroGenesis’ technology can
also turn waste into a glassy rock that can be utilized as construction
material. PyroGenesis has marquee defense industry and civilian
customers that are using its technology in marine and land-based
applications. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com

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“plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”,
“expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which
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market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the
capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to
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are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except as required by
applicable securities laws
.

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(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.


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