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

Dust Control for Lefa Gold Mine in Guinea, West Africa

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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

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

Cypher’s First Visit to Expomin

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Expomin brings together 1,700 mine suppliers from 36 countries around the world, compiling the best and most diverse range of technology, equipment, machines, services and suppliers for the Chilean and Latin American mining industry.  Therefore it was only fitting that Cypher Environmental took part this year, to help raise awareness in the Chilean mining industry about the unique cost saving mining solutions that Cypher has developed. This year, Expomin took place from April 25th – 29th, in Santiago, Chile, and offered a great platform to demonstrate our unique road solutions. As we have done in the past, Cypher took advantage of the program offered by CAMESE (Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export), and had a spot to showcase our road stabilization and dust control solutions at the Canada pavilion. CAMESE always does a great job of organizing the pavilion, to showcase the best and most innovative Canadian mining … Read More

Cypher’s President Asked to Provide Comment on the Trans Pacific Partnership

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It is a well-known fact that Cypher Environmental is an active exporter in Canada, with a steady percentage of its sales annually being made up of exports of its soil stabilization, dust control and water remediation technologies. This is why Cypher works so closely with organizations in Canada that are designed specifically to help grow and nurture companies in the country that have a major focus on sales outside of the country, such as EDC (Export Development Canada), CME (Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters) and the TCS (the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service). Therefore it was a natural fit that Todd Burns, Cypher’s President, was asked to be a Witness and address the Canadian House of Commons’ International Trade Committee in view of its pre-study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), in Winnipeg, on April 21st, 2016. The TPP is a trade agreement among twelve Pacific Rim countries, Canada included, signed on … 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

Business Administration Grad Taking Green Solutions Global

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Cypher Environmental is very proud of the great relationship that we have with Red River College.  The college has been an amazing partner and the assistance that they have provided, by making their labs available to us, has proven invaluable.  It only makes our president, Todd Burns, even prouder because Red River College is where he gained a lot of the skills that have made him a respected entrepreneur.  We look forward to continuing our partnership with the college. Please see below a profile written about Todd and his successes after graduating from the college. There’s no dust settling on Winnipeg eco-entrepreneur Todd Burns. The globetrotting president of Cypher Environmental has travelled far since he graduated from RRC’s Business Administration program in 2001, taking Cypher’s dust-suppression, road-stabilization and water-treatment products to dozens of countries. “The last time I counted it was well above 35, so I’m probably around 41 or 42 right now. Last … Read More