Our Solution to Slippery Roads and Dust Control

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From recent field-testing, we know that Dust Stop treated roads are more robust and resistant to breakdown than roads treated with road salts. Yet, oil and salt products were the main dust control methods used all over our planet in 2019.  While we need products that control dust for safety issues, the problem with using hydrocarbon-based (oil) products and road salts (chlorides), is that they don’t mix with water — so rain becomes an issue.  After a rainfall, the oil blankets the top of the road and creates a slick, slippery surface. After the oil dries, it hardens. When you add water to that again you lose traction on the road.  Safety is a huge concern when applying a dust control product, but fixing a visibility issue and creating a slippery road doesn’t always work.  Dust Stop treated roads, compared with roads treated with road salts, were shown to be … Read More

Tell Me About Dust Stop®

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Cypher Environmental’s goal is to improve project safety, operational efficiencies and your bottom line. We’re innovating for the growing global economy with our range of environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional road dust control methods, like Dust Stop®.  What is Dust Stop®? Dust Stop® solutions are dust control products created to withstand heavy traffic on mine haul roads, and affordable enough to use as road dust suppressants on secondary roads for counties and municipalities with limited budgets. Dust Stop® is a cost competitive, non-corrosive and environmentally friendly alternative to common road salts like magnesium chloride and calcium chloride. Dust Stop® comes in a highly concentrated form to match your dust control needs and save costs with economical shipping and long lasting results. You can also use Dust Stop® for erosion control of mine tailings and stockpiles, and other unpaved surfaces. Dust Stop® Municipal Blend (DSMB) DSMB can be used in the … Read More

2018 MSTA Canada / CCAfrica Annual Forum

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For the first time ever, the Mining Suppliers Trade Association of Canada and the Canadian Council on Africa teamed up for their annual forum.  Held at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario, on November 20th & 21st, the focus of the event was Creative Disruption.  The Forum showcased mining companies and suppliers that are disrupting the industry with new ideas, new technologies and new collaborative relationships.  The result was some great discussion over the two day period, with a lot of positive energy and focus towards making positive changes in mining.               Featured guest speakers such as Fred Stanford – President and CEO of Torex Gold Resources, and Enrique Molina, Director of Innovation for EXPANDE – Fundación Chile highlighted adoption of new innovation in the mining industry.  Amongst them, Cypher’s President Todd Burns was asked to take the stage, twice.  On day one, … Read More

Joint Project Between Red River College and Cypher Environmental Showcased at Notre Dame Campus

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In 2016 Cypher unveiled its most recent road stabilization and dust control product, known as Dust Stop Municipal Blend (DSMB).  The product formula was produced in a joint Applied Research Project, with the help of NSERC & IRAP and involved significant in-kind contribution from Cypher, and involvement by students and faculty from the college.  The overwhelmingly successful result has been a product that was commercialized in 2017, and has now been sold and applied in over 20 countries worldwide. Red River College (RRC) is going through some significant expansion, with new buildings being erected in downtown Winnipeg, as well as at the Notre Dame campus.  One of those being the Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre that has many sustainable strategies incorporated and is used for transportation training and educational facility that was built to respond to operational challenges, keep pace with industry growth, and attract quality applicants and educators to Red … Read More

EarthZyme and Dust Stop Municipal Blend Studied by the Colombian National Roads Institute (INVIAS) for Country-wide Approval

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A 1 km demonstration section of road using EarthZyme and Dust Stop Municipal Blend (DSMB) was recently built near Valencia, Cordoba, Colombia in a joint project between Cypher Environmental, Roadcorp, the University of Antioquia and The Colombian Ministry of Transportation. The University of Antioquia was tasked to independently study the road for the Ministry, as well as conduct simultaneous lab analysis of how EarthZyme and DSMB impact the engineering properties of the materials in the road. Other government entities in Colombia that are stakeholders in this project include INVIAS (The National Roads Institute) and the State Government of Cordoba, who generously provided the equipment for this project. It was also supported by COOVICOM, and Alcaldia de Valencia, who produced a great video during the construction process, that can be viewed below.   This study is being conducted to investigate new techniques and technologies to assist with the better construction and … Read More

Cypher Launches Road Management Video Focussing on Rural Municipalities

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In an effort to raise awareness of our eco-friendly and cost-effective haul road management solutions in the Rural Municipality sector, Cypher Environmental has produced a new promotional video—showcasing several of the municipalities involved with many of our dust control and soil stabilization projects in Canada over the past year. Our solutions have been proven to help our rural municipalities address the ecological footprint, maintenance costs and durability issues associated with haul road management. Since the recent development of Dust Stop® Municipal Blend—our most cost-effective product to date—we have seen a substantial increase in the attention of municipalities from all over the country. Due to the decreased road maintenance requirements and simple application procedure, municipalities have been able to divert their attention from high-maintenance unpaved roads to other pressing matters, with peace-of-mind. We would like to acknowledge and give our thanks for the continued support from The Rural Municipality of Cornwallis, … Read More

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

PDAC 2018 Shows Promising Growth in Mineral Exploration & Mining Industry

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Cypher Environmental - PDAC 2018

The 2018 PDAC Convention in Toronto—the world’s premier mineral exploration and mining convention—attracted investors, analysts, mining executives, prospectors, geologists, Indigenous peoples, government officials and students from over 125 countries. The convention attendance totalled 25,606—signifying a new wave of momentum in the industry and showing great promise for years to come. It’s no secret that the mineral exploration and mining industry has faced its share of adversity in recent years. Fluctuating fuel and operational costs, paired with international economic disparity and instability have presented new challenges in the industry. Fortunately, these challenges have been met with innovative and efficient new solutions from all facets of the sector; from transportation and logistics, to operations and production—even the smallest adjustments have led to substantial improvements in project feasibility and profitability. Cypher Environmental, an industry pioneer in dust control and soil stability solutions, has answered the call in providing a range of products to … Read More