Brandon University & Cypher Environmental Featured in Brandon Sun

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The Brandon Sun recently published an article entitled ‘New Clay-Based Mixture Could Be the Key to Smooth Sailing on Rural Roads’, written by author Michael Lee. The article showcases the recent Lunch & Learn presentation hosted by Dr. Mumin and Brandon University, which highlighted several research and innovation projects stemming from a partnership between Cypher Environmental and Brandon University. The projects focused on the application of EarthZyme® to rural roads in proximity to Brandon over several years, as well as the research of the long term load bearing strength and durability of these applications. Read the excerpt below, or click here to view the full article. Brandon University (Brandon, Manitoba) The cure to Manitoba’s pothole problem may lie in a clay mixture currently being studied and refined at Brandon University. A joint-venture between Dr. Hamid Mumin, a professor of geology at BU, and the Winnipeg-based company Cypher Environmental has shown … Read More

Dr. Hamid Mumin Gives Presentation on EarthZyme® Research Conducted in Partnership with Brandon University

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Cypher Environmental - EarthZyme Research Presentation by Dr. Hamid Mumin at Brandon University

Cypher Environmental was pleased to host a Lunch & Learn presentation at Brandon University earlier this week, given by Dr. Hamid Mumin. The presentation outlined the specific application and results of the soil stabilization research project jointly funded by Brandon University and Cypher Environmental. Having spearheaded a team of Geological students over the duration of this project, Dr. Mumin gave a very detailed look at the improved engineering properties of clay soils with EarthZyme®, as well as an evaluation of 3 miles of roads being built with EarthZyme® in the Rural Municipality (RM) of Cornwallis, just outside the City of Brandon, Manitoba. Representatives from many different industry sectors were in attendance—from Rural Municipalities and Public Works to road construction and private industry—all intrigued by the many benefits of our environmentally-friendly and cost-effective soil stabilization solution for problematic roads! Following the presentation, Dr. Mumin gave the representatives a tour of Brandon … Read More

Innovation in Myanmar Road Construction Using EarthZyme®

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Cypher Environmental - EarthZyme Road Construction in Myanmar

Cypher recently finished two projects in Myanmar, involving the use of EarthZyme® combined with inexpensive localized clay road material. Both projects are a result of the local government responding to alleviate the problematic conditions that are characteristic of the region’s rural roads. Both roads are susceptible to heavy volumes of traffic, leading to insurmountable construction and maintenance costs, as well as lengthy construction delays. These projects were carried out in order to find a cost-effective method of road construction that would withstand this traffic for longer periods and alleviate long-term construction costs. Cypher Environmental’s own Construction Foreman, Jayme Gladden, oversaw the entire production of both projects—helping to educate the local construction workers on proper application technique. The first project took place between Shwe Hlay village and Shwe Ku village. The roads around these villages were in extremely poor shape and had enormous potholes—roughly 1m2 in diameter—making it extremely difficult to … Read More

EarthZyme® Mine Haul Road in Xilinhot, China Reduces Fuel Consumption by 17.4%—Saving Mining Operation Millions of Dollars

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Shenhua Mine - Xilinhot, China

Cypher was recently provided with an abstract of a study conducted on an EarthZyme® haul road application at an open-pit coal mine in Xilinhot, China, by Shenhua Beidian Shengli Energy Co. Ltd. Following the success of a demo road in 2013, the mining operation built an additional 10km of EarthZyme® haul road in 2014. Over the following year of operation, the mine haul road was carefully monitored and tested for vehicle rolling resistance, while simultaneously comparing operational costs. Once the field study was complete and a careful analysis was conducted, the abstract was released, containing the study results. Approximately 1 million gallons of fuel saved per year. At an approximate rate of $3.60 USD per US gallon, approximately $3.6 million USD in fuel savings per year. EarthZyme® road exhibited substantial increases in engineering properties, while reducing dust generation by over 60%, in addition to requiring minimal maintenance. Increased road stability … Read More

Cypher Environmental, Brandon University Featured in Automotive News Canada

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Automotive News Canada - City of Brandon - EarthZyme® Application

Automotive News Canada recently published an article entitled ‘Canadian Universities Providing Vital Auto Research’, written by author Rob Bostelaar. The article highlights several research and innovation projects stemming from partnerships between Canadian Universities and the private sector, with the goal of building an automotive future which is based on research & development, software development and technology. Read the excerpt below, or click here to view the full article. Brandon University (Brandon, Manitoba) For much of rural and northern Canada, dirt and gravel roads can be an unfortunate part of daily life. “If you live near or use gravel roads, then you know the problem,” writes a Brandon University research team led by geology professor Hamid Mumin. “They generate choking and noxious dust clouds when dry, and quickly lose strength and degrade to mucky conditions when wet.”
 But better gravel roads are possible. Mumin and his assistants are adding polymers and … Read More

Maclean’s Magazine Publishes Article on Red River College Research Partnership and Development of Dust Stop® Municipal Blend

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Maclean's - Dust Stop Municipal Blend Development

Maclean’s recently interviewed Teaghan Wellman, Director of Research & Development / QA / QC at Cypher Environmental, and Said Hassan, Life Sciences Instructor at Red River College, following up with an article regarding the partnership between Cypher Environmental and Red River College in the development of Cypher’s latest product, DUST STOP® Municipal Blend. The dust control and soil stabilization product is the culmination of a relationship established between the Winnipeg company and college in 2014 by Todd Burns, Owner & President of Cypher Environmental. A graduate of Red River College’s Life Sciences program, Teaghan Wellman, along with approximately 70% of Cypher’s staff are graduates of the college, showcasing RRC’s ability to create jobs for its graduates through partnerships with companies like Cypher. One of Red River College’s primary objectives is bridging the gap between education and industry; whether by implementing work placement programs or the facilitation of student research grants, … Read More

Dust Stop® Municipal Blend Receives Certification From BOEING Following Stringent Testing

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BOEING Certification

After a rigorous set of tests performed by Scientific Material International, the industry leader of aerospace materials testing, Dust Stop® Municipal Blend received certification for conforming to BOEING D6-17487 REVISION T. This certification provides assurance that Dust Stop® Municipal Blend has no harmful effects when introduced to sensitive aircraft materials, deeming it worthy of aircraft runways and service roads. Testing involved included: In accordance with ASTM F1110, this test method defines the procedure for evaluating the corrosivity of aircraft maintenance chemicals, when present between faying surfaces (sandwich) of aluminum alloys commonly used for aircraft structures. This test method is intended to be used in the qualification and approval of compounds employed in aircraft maintenance operations. In accordance with ASTM F484, this test method covers determination of the crazing effect that a liquid or semi-liquid test compound will have on transparent acrylic plastic material that is under bending stress. In accordance … Read More

Eco-Infrastructure Solutions Applies UltraZyme® to Reclaimed Landfill for Odour Control

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Reclaimed Landfill

UltraZyme® reduces the general population of Sulphate-Reducing Bacteria (SRBs) in anaerobic systems and therefore, over time, alleviates and reduces odour issues. Cypher Environmental had developed this particular treatment plan with Eco-Infrastructure Solutions, who were trying to apply the product to open pit landfills in order to reduce any unwanted odours as well as reduce methane output as a result of decomposition. The unique cultures within UZP are selected for optimum enzyme and bacteria production, assuring efficient breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates and fats when UZP is applied to any treatment area. A proprietary micronutrient carrier provides accelerated germination and growth, while bacterial enzyme production reduces odour, BOD, COD, suspended solids, turbidity, and ammonia concentrations. UZP works well in aerobic, anaerobic and facultative environments. Cypher’s unique, non-engineered cultures contained in UZP rapidly digest odour-causing organic wastes. Odours aren’t covered up – they are eliminated at the source. To learn more about projects … Read More

EarthZyme® Project Improves Transportation For Farmers in Nigeria

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Our Construction Foreman Jayme Gladden just finished up an EarthZyme® application on a farm road in Sobe, Edo State, Nigeria. Through a partnership with our Nigerian distributor, Fanaxel Nigeria Ltd, the road construction was executed by partnering company, TransAfrika Roads Technologies. The initial road was little more than a trail with only 2 wheel paths, which was very uneven and completely un-drivable at times. After construction and EarthZyme® application, the road was widened to 7.3 meters to allow higher volumes of traffic. The new road was built to give the local farmers better access to their fields and to help them transport their crops to neighbouring towns for faster shipping while the crops were still ripe, giving them better returns on their yields. The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration would take advantage of opportunities in the agricultural sector and provide requisite support to communities … Read More

Dust Stop® Municipal Blend a ‘Hole in One’ at Bel Acres Golf & Country Club

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Bel Acres Golf & Country Club is an 18 hole championship golf course just outside of Winnipeg, MB, Canada. The course, staffed and operated by Canadian PGA professionals, sees thousands of golfers per season, and hosts dozens of tournaments per year. One of the city’s highest rated golf courses, Bel Acres sees a heavy amount of traffic year-to-year. During the 2017 season, Bel Acres purchased a new fleet of top end golf carts to bolster the club’s already top-notch array of facility services. Going the extra mile, the club tasked Cypher Environmental to treat their cart paths and service/access roads with Dust Stop® Municipal Blend in order to provide dust control and road stability–thus extending the life of the new carts and improving their golfers’ experience. A few weeks following the application of DSMB, Cypher Environmental hosted our first annual golf tournament at Bel Acres and received a host of … Read More