The Shenhua Mine in China, near Xilinhaote Inner Mongolia, experiences a cold and semi-arid climate with summers that are short and hot with a great deal of precipitation and winters that are long and very cold. However, the mine and its surrounding roadways, previously subject to deterioration as a result of the extreme weather, continues to thrive following the EarthZyme road application and soil stabilization that was completed in the fall of 2013. The mine had previously been experiencing issues during the rainy season, which typically lasts between May and October. Oftentimes, mine operations would be suspended because rainfall would cause road conditions to be very unstable and dangerous. In order to avoid unplanned work stoppages and remain profitable, they needed a solution that would keep the mine operational throughout the year regardless of weather. Over the course of one year, roads have been constructed surrounding the Shenhua Mine totalling … Read More
The lack of existing infrastructure is very much a reality in many third world countries around the world. This lack of infrastructure can also affect any housing or major construction projects that require access to areas without reliable roads for passage. For many humanitarian effects in these countries, it is necessary to build new dirt roads or feeder roads from scratch or to reconstruct existing dirt roads to withstand heavier loads. Many of these areas also lacked resources for constant maintenance for roads so a sustainable solution that is also environmentally-friendly is extremely important. The application process is also another important factor to consider when choosing the right soil stabilizer for these projects. Because many of these regions will not readily have access to modern road construction equipment and resources, the application process can not involve equipment that cannot easily be brought in to the construction sites. Cypher’s EarthZyme soil … Read More
We are excited to once again be attending the CIM Convention this year. This annual event is the signature event of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallury and Petroleum and brings together those involved in the mining industry from around the world to learn, share and network with their peers. This year, the CIM Convention will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. Over the years, the event has grown tremendously. This year, it is expected that over 6,000 people will participate in the event over the 3 day period. The event is highly valuable for those involved in the mining industry – the technical program is available to further enhance the conference experience. The sessions are arranged under five thematic streams so that participants can choose the topics that are most relevant for them. The open forum concept combined with presentations from industry experts will sure add to our participation in … Read More
Cypher Environmental was featured in Business Excellence Magazine on our sustainable solutions for dust control, soil stabilization, and water treatment. Read the article Cypher Business Excellence Feature – Mining.