The ECO2 Project is progressing well Alain Faucher
The project planned at former Mine Carey mine site in Sacré-Cœur de Jésus and Tring-Jonction is progressing well. ECO2 Magnesia, specialized in the production of green magnesium oxide, is looking to transform, revalorize and commercialize the decontaminated mine tailings, which will be pretreated by 3R Mineral Inc., located Thetford, into a magnesium oxide of very high purity.
The world's first green magnesium oxide By Eric Gourde
ECO2 Magnesia, which intends to set up near the former Mine Carey site in Tring-Jonction and Sacré-Cœur-de-Jésus, has just received conclusive results from a report on the carbon footprint of magnesium oxide (MgO) production with its ECO2 process.
The residual mine tailings from Quebec's asbestos mines are increasingly coveted for the other minerals they contain. A Quebec company, ECO2 Magnesia, will produce magnesium oxide on the former Carey mine site in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.
The project, which will require an investment of 150 million dollars, has just reached an important milestone with the confirmation of its low carbon footprint. "A very big step," says Paul Boudreault, president of Sigma Devtech, the firm that is leading the project.
The ECO2 Magnesia technology, developed by the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), has been validated by an independent study by COOP Carbone, which establishes that it emits up to 30 times less greenhouse gases than conventional processes used to produce magnesium oxide.