EarthZyme® Mine Haul Road in Xilinhot, China Reduces Fuel Consumption by 17.4%—Saving Mining Operation Millions of Dollars

Cypher EnvironmentalAbstracts, EarthZyme Projects, News

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 … Read More

Cypher Environmental, Brandon University Featured in Automotive News Canada

Cypher EnvironmentalEarthZyme Projects, News

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 … Read More

EarthZyme® Project Improves Transportation For Farmers in Nigeria

Cypher EnvironmentalEarthZyme Projects, News

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 … Read More

Brazeau County, Alberta: Paving The Way to a Greener Future With Cypher

Cypher EnvironmentalDust Stop Projects, EarthZyme Projects, Uncategorized

Brazeau County

Brazeau County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. This district envelops several Albertan municipalities, most notably, Drayton Valley and the Village of Breton. The wide range of industries operating in the area – oil & gas, agriculture, forestry and bio energy – have provided the County with steady economic growth. Simultaneously, it has created an excellent opportunity for the County to implement environmentally sustainable solutions to address an array of developmental challenges. Within the past decade, Brazeau County has taken a leadership role in addressing energy consumption, waste management and transportation concerns, with an overall focus on reducing … Read More

EarthZyme® Soil Stabilizer Improves Infrastructure in Quito, Ecuador

Cypher EnvironmentalEarthZyme, EarthZyme Projects

Before EarthZyme Application

Quito, located in northern Ecuador, is the country’s capital. In recent years, the city has experienced a substantial increase in population in certain parts of the city. Neighbourhoods were formed quickly to accommodate the rise in population without formal city planning. As a result, infrastructure in these parts of the city was lacking. Proper roads were not built and temporary dirt roads were formed as citizens found ways to get around. In an effort to improve infrastructure and improve living conditions for its citizens, the Municipality of Quito implemented soil stabilization on two major transport roads in the summer of … Read More

EarthZyme® Alleviates Gravel Shortage for Syncrude

Cypher EnvironmentalEarthZyme, EarthZyme Projects, Featured Projects

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 … Read More

Massive Load Bearing Capacity of EarthZyme® Treated Haul Roads

Cypher EnvironmentalEarthZyme, EarthZyme Projects

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 … Read More

Shenhua Mine in China – EarthZyme® Project Update

CypherEarthZyme Projects, News, Soil Stabilization

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 … Read More

Shenhua Mine Benefits from EarthZyme® Soil Stabilization

Cypher EnvironmentalEarthZyme, EarthZyme Projects, News

Shenhua Mine - Xilinhot, China

EarthZyme® was chosen for its ability to enhance the engineering properties of clay rich soils. Comprising of a combination of enzymes, electrolytes and surfactants, the EarthZyme formula works by freeing water from the soil enabling it to be compacted into a denser form and altering the clay to bind it together permanently. The roads that EarthZyme® was applied to exhibited tremendous strength despite rainfall, allowing for haul traffic to continue in wet weather conditions. On an annual basis, Shenhua Mine will be able to harvest more coal as well as benefit from savings due to the reduced need for dust … Read More

Letter from the Mayor of Garagoa, Colombia

Cypher EnvironmentalEarthZyme, EarthZyme Projects

Cypher Environmental’s EarthZyme® was recently used for road stabilization in the Garagoa Municipality. EarthZyme® was able to effectively provide road stabilization for municipal roads. Read the recommendation letter from Municipal Mayor below. Read Full Letter “Garagoa – Boyac À AMG-649 Garagoa, November 11th, 2003. Gentlemen: CYPHER COLOMBIA LTD. Kindly to: JOHN B. MILLER President Cypher Colombia Bogota D.C. Reference: Recognition of the excellent road work in the Garagoa Municipality. This is your confirmation of special greetings and recognition from the Garagoa Community by the Municipal head, his worship, the Mayor, who has verified with complete satisfaction, the ecological EarthZyme road … Read More