Rare earths recycler begins hand sanitizer production at Québec plant

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Geomega Resources Inc., a rare earths clean technologies developer for mining and recycling, today announces that the company has completed the retrofit of its pilot plant and has begun the production of hand sanitizer for the Québec market.

As indicated in the April 20, 2020 press release, the corporation obtained the natural product number and all the approvals from Health Canada in order to manufacture and distribute hand sanitizer using the WHO-recommended formulation.

The production is from the corporation’s pilot plant and allows Geomega to produce up to 675 liters per week. The corporation 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 the province of Québec. The corporation will be donating 20% of its hand-sanitizer production to local long-term care homes and other charities who are helping the most vulnerable in our society during this pandemic.

“We are fortunate that COVID-19 had little impact on our day-to-day operations,” said Kiril Mugerman, President & CEO, Geomega Resources, Inc. “I am proud of our team that shows flexibility, motivation and creativity, especially during a difficult situation like we see globally today. Our modifications to our pilot plant do not impede the progress of building our much larger demonstration plant to be located in St. Bruno, Quebec.”