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

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

Dust Control for Lefa Gold Mine in Guinea, West Africa

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Guinea, West Africa - Cypher Environmental

Cypher Environmental’s Dust Stop® was recently used for dust control for the gold mines in Guinea, West Africa. Dust Stop® was able to effectively provide dust control for mine haul roads. Read the recommendation letter from Acting Mine Manager below. Read Full Letter “23 May, 2012 Dear Mr. Burns, Recently we tried the Dust Stop on our site at the Lefa Gold Mine in Guinea, West Africa. The results obtained were very satisfactory for us and have brought us to the conclusion that we will introduce Dust Stop on all of our haul roads. With the recent taxes being imposed by the Guinea Government on water usage this makes this even more attractive for our site to introduce in as a process. We had a recent visit from the head office in Moscow and discussed the results obtained with Dust Stop. It was perceived as a definite cost savings and … Read More

EarthZyme® Alleviates Gravel Shortage for Syncrude

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When Base Plant Projects realized Syncrude’s road building material was in short supply, they teamed with Mildred Lake Mining to seek a solution. Did you know that the Alberta oil sands are the third-largest known source of crude oils in the world, next to Saudi Arabia and Venezuela? One of the largest producers of crude oil in Alberta is Syncrude. In 2011, Syncrude produced a considerable 105.3 million barrels of Crude Oil. Syncrude Canada Ltd. is one of the largest producers of crude oil from the oils sands in Canada. Based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, Syncrude’s current capacity allows them to supply 15% of Canada’s petroleum requirements. In 2011, Syncrude produced 105.3 million barrels of Syncrude Crude Oil. In 2009, Syncrude was faced with a challenge – the sand and gravel they used for road building purposes was in short supply. They had to find an alternate solution that … 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

Innovation Opens Doors to Bigger, Greener Markets

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Industrial products provide dust suppression, water management alternatives. Anyone who has driven on a rural road or worked in remote areas where oil, mining, forestry or other development is occurring knows dealing with dust and unstable soils can be annoying; it can also be a never-ending and costly task. Winnipeg-based Cypher Environmental Ltd., run by 34-year-old entrepreneur Todd Burns, has perfected an eco-friendly way to virtually eliminate that dust and to stabilize soils in areas like mine sites, where heavy truck traffic is a constant and expensive irritant. And it has developed a technology that uses bacteria and enzymes for wastewater remediation, potentially a multimillion-dollar market. Cypher’s business motto – “Driven by innovation – partners in performance” – captures the fast-growing company’s raison d’être. As is the case with most successful companies, it took leadership to bring that motto and vision to reality. Burns, who has travelled to more than … Read More

Five-year mining bear market shows signs of ending

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It’s no secret that Cypher’s road stabilization and haul road dust control technologies have been specifically engineered to produce not only significant environmental impacts, but also significant cost savings in the mining industry. As a result, even with the low commodity prices and common cost-cutting measures most mines are taking, that is putting the squeeze on most mine suppliers, Cypher has actually seen a recent spike in sales to the mining industry. However, we were happy to note in the article below, written by Nelson Bennet for Business Vancouver, that it appears as though the five year bear market in the mining industry is coming to an end. Good news for mine suppliers globally! Please see the below article for more information. A 2016 rally in commodity prices and mining stocks has analysts guardedly optimistic Recent stock charts are making it tempting to declare a five-year-long bear market for mining … Read More

Another BOLD Interview with Todd Burns

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Cypher’s President, Todd Burns, was once again asked to take part in the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s BOLD Radio show, on Saturday, March 19th. Todd was joined by Executive Vice President of the Winnipeg Chamber, Loren Remillard, to discuss the new BOLD strategy that the Chamber has rolled out for the Province of Manitoba, and in particular, to discuss procurement within the province. Cypher was chosen to take part, specifically due to their expertise in working with procurement departments and professionals globally, and how some of that experience can be imparted to have a positive impact on how procurement is done locally, here in Manitoba. Through four years of engagement with community thought leaders and research into best practices (here and abroad), Manitoba BOLD sets out an ambitious vision of Manitoba’s future and the steps the province must take to get there. Manitoba BOLD is more than a document on … Read More

Cypher Returns to PDAC 2016

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PDAC 2016 Convention

Cypher Environmental was pleased to again have a presence at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange. PDAC took place in Toronto, ON, from March 6th – 9th, and we had a great time visiting with current customers and distributors, and making new connections. Since PDAC has a significant investment angle in the Investor’s Exchange, we decided to focus on money at this year’s event, namely the significant operational cost savings that are attainable through the use of Cypher’s haul road stabilization and road dust control technologies, to help manage the road infrastructure at mine sites in a more cost-effective manner. In particular, through the use of Dust Stop and EarthZyme, we are able to produce significant cost savings in the form of reduced fuel consumption due to better management practices once our road solutions are applied. This also results in reduced … Read More

More Great Connections at Mining Indaba!

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Investing in Africa Mining Indaba 2016

Cypher recently took part in Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, South Africa, from February 8 – 11, 2016, and continued to spread the word about the cost savings that Cypher’s solutions offer to help reduce operational costs at mines.  Mining Indaba has been an annual event for over 20 years, bringing together Africa’s mining experts and represents the largest mining conference and trade show on the continent, offering a great platform for Cypher to help introduce its mining solutions to.  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. A program that usually takes place at events where EDC (Export Development Canada) is present is the EDC Matchmaking Program.  Cypher was honoured to … Read More