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

Cypher Environmental and Brandon University’s, Dr. Hamid Mumin and Team Recognized for Research Efforts

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To highlight the Anniversary of over 50 Brandon University (BU) researchers and several grad students being featured in the Research Connection section that is published regularly throughout the academic year,  and the 50th year of BU chartering as a University, a collected edition of Research Connections were published in the “It’s All Happening at BU” magazine. The article features the ongoing research being conducted in partnership between Cypher Environmental and Dr. Hamid Mumin and his research team.  Read for yourself, the ongoing efforts to engineer and design roads in Canada using local clay- rich materials and how the continued research is putting an end to dangerous road conditions on unpaved roads. We are pleased to have a positive, ongoing relationship with secondary institutes such as Brandon University and thank them for the professional and in depth work they have done and continue to conduct. CLICK HERE or on the link … 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

Cypher Environmental Represents Official Canadian Delegation as Attendee of 2018 Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa

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Cypher Environmental is once again returning to Cape Town, South Africa to join the Official Canadian Delegation as attendee of Mining Indaba 2018 from February 3 – 8, 2018! Mining Indaba has been bringing together Africa’s mining experts annually for over 20 years and represents the largest mining conference and trade show on the continent. Cypher has found Mining Indaba to be an excellent platform to help introduce its environmentally friendly mining solutions to prospective partners all over the globe. In Africa, where water resources can be scarce, the reduction of water consumption that can be obtained from the use of Dust Stop® and EarthZyme® for their haul road stabilization and dust suppression properties is of significant value to all the operations located within the continent. EDC (Export Development Canada), a prominent supporter and partner of Mining Indaba, will also be returning to the convention—facilitating their ever-popular ‘EDC Matchmaking Program’. … 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

Massive Load Bearing Capacity of EarthZyme® Treated Haul Roads

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Columbian EarthZyme® Haul Road

Columbian Coal Mine Puts EarthZyme® to the Test   A pilot project was carried out to prove the efficacy and enormous strength of EarthZyme® roads to facilitate the use of heavy trucks. These trucks are required in the mining, logging and oil operations around the globe. This specific road stabilization project was on a mine haul road in one of the largest coal mines in Colombia. This operation produces nearly two million tons of coal per year, maintaining a sterile standard ratio of 6 to 1. The mine mobilizes approximately 15 million cubic meters per year using CAT 793 trucks with a capacity of 380 tons. It also employs smaller CAT 777 trucks with a capacity of 140 tons. All coal at this mine moves in double truck lanes with a traffic gross weight of 32 tons. These trucks travel on the road approximately 22 hours a day, maintaining a … Read More

UltraZyme® Used in School Rebuilding Project in Colombia

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Columbia School Rebuild - Cypher Environmental

Cypher Helps in Colombia School Rebuilding Project   In the summer of 2011, Aliados Ambientales SAS and Cypher Environmental participated in rebuilding a local community school in Columbia. The project was initiated to bring radical change in the poor communities of the city and to improve living conditions. The building was located in one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in the city. There was an immediate need to bring about change in the area to help children break the cycle of violence and conflict. One of the key requirements of the project was to create a school that was environmentally friendly and sustainable. It also required a supply of clean water and onsite wastewater treatment. Cypher’s EarthZyme® and UltraZyme® products were donated graciously by Aliados Ambientales and played a key role in the project’s success. Learn more about our role in the project by watching the video below: Watch On … Read More

Cypher’s President Talks with International Business Students at Red River College

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For the third time, Todd Burns, President of Cypher Environmental, was asked to give a speech to the International Business Students from Red River College. The program at Red River College is very diverse, not only in course material, but also in terms of the student enrollment. Although the program is offered in Canada, not a single Canadian student is enrolled in this year’s program, showing the diversity and applicability of the course to handle and discuss a broad range of business topics relevant to commerce globally. Therefore, Cypher’s experience doing business abroad is always of keen interest to the students and Todd is always happy to give back, being a former Red River College graduate himself. This time around, Todd’s focus of the discussion was on Cypher’s current attempt to diversify, and entering into new markets, such as in Honduras, where our soil stabilization and dust suppression technologies have … Read More

Cypher Asked to Present a Business Case with the Ambassador of Honduras at Centrallia

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Photo Courtesy of World Trade Centre Winnipeg On May 25th, 2016, Cypher Environmental’s President, Todd Burns, was asked to present to a global audience at Centrallia, regarding their recent success entering the Honduran market. Since 2010, Centrallia has been successfully bringing hundreds of businesses together to help build connections and foster business alliances. Centrallia is an international business-to-business forum focused on generating trade and business development opportunities for companies from around the world. As part of Centrallia 2016, the WTC Winnipeg organized and promoted a one-day conference focused on The Americas, which is where Todd’s presentation took place. Cypher’s first venture to Honduras was in May of 2015, when a small demonstration road was built with EarthZyme. The country has a significant need for Cypher’s environmentally friendly soil stabilization and dust control solutions due to the combined presence of an abundance of high clay content soils, and a significant rainy … Read More