Clean Technology Canada

Quebec-based Aeromag positions itself in the U.S.

November 16, 2023
By Canadian Manufacturing

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MONTREAL — Quebec-based Aeromag, will inaugurate its deicing recycling facility at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in the United States.

The process, known as the ‘RRR concept’, which stands for recovery, recycling, and reuse, is a ‘full cycle’ approach and technology that offers benefits for both the economy and the environment. This process reduces the cost of deicers and secures the supply chain for airlines and airports, as well as reducing water consumption and the CO2 footprint.

Aeromag has invested over USD $19.4 million in the development and installation of the RRR concept.

“This is a great day for our company and for all our employees. We are fortunate to work with aviation enthusiasts and experts who push us to excel. This facility will become the most advanced in North America, and will play a crucial role in conserving resources, reducing waste, and promoting a green economy. We owe this technological breakthrough to our Quebec team,” said Gabriel Lépine, Executive VP, Operations and Development.

The recycling process has the potential to reduce 3 to 6 million kilograms of CO2 per year, while saving a potential 20 to 25 million liters of water (5.5 to 7 million gallons) each year. Based on current average flight volumes, SYR airport will only use around 50% of total capacity, meaning that Aeromag will have the opportunity to extend its services to neighboring airports.

“The opening of this deicer recycling facility – the first of its kind in the United States – has us incredibly excited,” said SRAA Executive Director Jason Terreri. “This project shows that intentional sustainability efforts can pay dividends – not only for the environment, but for our business partners in the airport ecosystem as well.”

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