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Geomega begins hand sanitizer production at pilot plant in Quebec

Geomega, based in Boucherville, Que., is a rare earths clean technologies developer for mining and recycling

May 7, 2020  by Cleantech Canada Staff

MONTREAL — Geomega Resources Inc., a rare earths clean technologies developer for mining and recycling, has begun the production of hand sanitizer for the Quebec market.

The company, based in Boucherville, Que., obtained all the approvals from Health Canada in order to manufacture and distribute hand sanitizer using the WHO-recommended formulation. Production at a pilot plant in Boucherville will allow Geomega to produce up to 675 liters per week, depending on the availability of raw materials from local distributors.

Geomega says it will be securing additional supply of raw material and focus on distributing its hand sanitizer product to local retirement homes, hospitals, pharmacies and distributers in Quebec. 20% of its hand-sanitizer production will be donated to local long-term care homes and other charities.

The company also notes that this initiative is temporary, not a change in business, and that all the regular activities, most importantly the engineering work for the rare earths recycling plant, are continuing in parallel as planned.

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