Southern Peru Copper to test Earth Alives microbial dust control

first_imgEarth Alive Clean Technologies Inc, a leading Canadian Clean-Tech company, developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art microbial technology-based products for sustainable mining, has announced that a full scale test of its global patent-pending EA1™ dust suppressant technology has been ordered by Southern Peru Copper Corporation (SPCC), a majority-owned, indirect subsidiary of Grupo Mexico. EA1™ is a 100% organic and biodegradable dust control product that uses the latest advances in microbial technology to prevent haul road dust from becoming airborne. The SPCC test order, received by Earth Alive’s exclusive distribution partner for EA1™ in Latin America, Brenntag, is valued at over $100,000. Testing will be performed at SPCC’s Toquepala open pit copper mine in Peru.Southern Peru Copper Corporation is a world-class mining and metallurgical company and one of the largest integrated copper producers in the world. Earth Alive stated: “SPCC is committed to the environment, continually working to develop strategies that contribute to the recovery of local ecosystems and an environmental policy, aimed at water, biodiversity and climate change. A priority for SPCC remains environmental responsibility by controlling dust emissions in an environmentally sustainable way, and reducing the use of chemicals and water to control dust.”Marcelo Soutullo, Earth Alive’s VP of the Dust Control Division, stated: “In light of our new relationships with Desarrollo de la Región de Atacama in Chile and Tata Steel Minerals Canada, this newest order in Peru further validates the global need for an environmentally sustainable technology to control road dust. We look forward to confirming additional applications of EA1™ as the mining market conditions improve in Latin America and elsewhere.”last_img read more