Ensero Solutions Inc. Receives 2021 EBJ Business Achievement Award

Environmental Journal Recognizes Firms for Business Achievement in Growth, M&A, Technology and Innovation

San Diego, Calif. (February 2022) — Environmental Business Journal®* (EBJ), a business research publication which provides high value strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry*, has honored Ensero Solutions Inc. along with joint venture (JV) partner JDS Energy & Mining with a Business Achievement Award for Project Merit: Mine Remediation in 2021.

“In a year of economic recovery in 2021 that still posed its own challenges, it is a testament to the resilience of the environmental industry and its leaders in business and innovation to have such a fine constellation of winners of the annual EBJ Awards,” said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, Inc.), publisher of Environmental Business Journal®.

The joint venture was recognized for the advancement and achievement of key milestones in the remediation of the abandoned Mount Nansen Mine Site, a former gold and silver mine located near Carmacks, Yukon Canada. These achievements included:

  • The Preliminary Design Remediation Plan was reviewed by the Government of Canada and the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation (LSCFN) and received acceptance to proceed to the detailed design.
  • Approval of a Type B Water Use Licence from the Yukon Water Board, which will allow Ensero to finish the construction of a water treatment plant by February 2022.
  • Vesting approval received from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and the receiver PricewaterhouseCoopers, allowing the JV to take ownership of the site.

The 2021 EBJ awards will be presented live and in-person at the EBJ Business Achievement Awards banquet at Environmental Industry Summit XX on March 16-18, 2022 in San Diego. Environmental Industry Summit XX will be EBI’s first in-person meeting of the environmental industry since 2019.

ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS JOURNAL

Environmental Business Journal® provides strategic information and market forecasts for executives involved in 13 business segments, including environmental consulting & engineering, remediation, water & wastewater, air quality & pollution control, hazardous waste, instrumentation, pollution control equipment, waste management, resource recovery, solid waste management, renewable energy and environmental information systems.

ABOUT ENSERO SOLUTIONS INC.

Ensero Solutions is a turnkey environmental services provider primarily focused on the mining and industrial market sectors. The Ensero team can support all aspects of an asset’s lifecycle from assessment, permitting and licensing to reclamation and closeout. Using novel remediation, water treatment technologies, and innovative partnering solutions, they can ensure project success at any phase. Ensero Solutions has built a culture where our employees are empowered to come up with innovative solutions to its client’s unique environmental challenges. Ensero Solutions is well established as a leader in environmental assessment & permitting, water treatment/remediation technologies, and construction and facility operations. www.ensero.com

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MNRLP announces completed purchase of the Mount Nansen Mine site from Receiver, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Whitehorse, Yukon (February 17th, 2022) – Mount Nansen Remediation Limited Partnership (MNRLP) is pleased to announce the completed purchase of the Mount Nansen Mine site from the Receiver, PricewaterhouseCoopers. MNRLP is a partnership between Ensero Solutions Inc. and JDS Energy & Mining Inc.

As of September 24, 2021, MNRLP is carrying out Care and Maintenance activities at the site and pursuing the design and regulatory processes, such as assessment under the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA) to remediate contamination from past mining activities. Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) will maintain an oversight role for the duration of the remediation project. MNRLP and CIRNAC will continue ongoing consultation with the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation and the Government of Yukon.

The completion of the sale process is the product of many years of collaborative work between the MNRLP, CIRNAC, the Government of Yukon, and the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation. By participating in this project, MNRLP will advance responsible clean-up of the abandoned Mount Nansen site, while developing economic opportunities for the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation and surrounding Yukon communities.

MNRLP entered into a Remediation and Security Agreement (RASA) with Canada as part of the sale, governing how MNRLP will remediate the site. This ensures that the clean-up will benefit all Yukoners and the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation. MNRLP and CIRNAC are committed to the protection of the health and safety of Northerners and the northern environment.

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“The Little Salmon/ Carmacks First Nation is pleased to be working on a consultation process and the implementation of community recommendations. In a recent meeting with Mount Nansen Remediation Limited Partnership, it was agreed upon to move forward in this good way. The waters of the BYG mine have been a long-standing concern for the community of Carmacks and the traditional harvesting and gathering area of Mount Nansen. In working together, we look forward to the remediation the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation has been waiting for since 1999.”Chief Nichole Tom, Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation

“With the completed sale of the Mount Nansen Mine site, this project can now move toward assessment, permitting and remediation. Our strong partnerships are our greatest assets, and we look forward to continuing our work together to clean up the Mount Nansen Mine site, and to ensure Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, other First Nations and Yukoners benefit from this important project.”The Honourable Daniel Vandal, P.C., M.P., Minister of Northern Affairs

“MNRLP is pleased to have reached this important milestone and look forward to continuing to advance remediation of the Mount Nansen site with Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation and Government of Canada, which will generate long-lasting benefits.”Jim Harrington, CEO Ensero Solutions and Jeff Stibbard, CEO JDS Group

ABOUT ENSERO SOLUTIONS INC.

Ensero Solutions is a turnkey environmental services provider primarily focused on the mining and industrial market sectors. The Ensero team can support all aspects of an asset’s lifecycle from assessment, permitting and licensing to reclamation and closeout. Using novel remediation, water treatment technologies, and innovative partnering solutions, they can ensure project success at any phase. Ensero Solutions has built a culture where our employees are empowered to come up with innovative solutions to its client’s unique environmental challenges. Ensero Solutions is well established as a leader in environmental assessment & permitting, water treatment/remediation technologies, and construction and facility operations. www.ensero.com

ABOUT JDS ENERGY & MINING INC.

JDS Energy & Mining Inc. was founded in 2004 by President and CEO, Jeff Stibbard. The team is comprised of a diverse set of skilled and highly experienced resource sector professionals with a proven track record delivering and executing project plans on budget, on time, and most importantly, safely with no harm to people, environment, assets, or reputation. JDS is focused on maintaining a social license to operate, globally, and prides itself on delivering fit-for-purpose project concepts from inception to full operations – a process it has executed seamlessly for operations throughout Canada and the world. www.jdsgroup.ca

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Ensero Solutions Receives 2020 EBJ Business Achievement Award

San Diego, Calif. (February 2021) — Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ), a business research publication which has provided strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry since 1988, has honored Ensero Solutions with a 2020 EBJ Business Achievement Award for COVID Resilience.

“2020 was certainly an exceptional year for our society, the economy and the environmental industry,” said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, Inc.), and editor of Environmental Business Journal. “Unique enough that we added two major categories to the EBJ Awards: COVID Resilience that recognizes companies that adapted to work-at-home, travel, field services and other restrictions, as well as rapidly changing client needs; and COVID Response that recognizes companies that developed or accelerated new business initiatives, innovations and entire business units to support the environment, health & safety needs of their diverse client sectors.”

The EBJ Business Achievement Awards customarily recognize business performance in conventional metrics like revenue growth, M&A, exceptional projects, technology development and deployment in the field, and advances in information and digital technology, and these categories are well represented in 2020.

Ensero Solutions was recognized for its quick response and adaptation during COVID-19. In February 2020, shortly after completing the management buyout transaction from Alexco Resources Corp., COVID began to make its impact in North America. But this didn’t stop the newly formed Ensero Solutions from adding a world-class management team and, although separated and all working from home, continuing to build its culture and even increasing employee engagement scores by 4%.

“Every leader in our organization continued to step up and lead by our core values. We implemented a mid-day meeting free period for parents homeschooling children, we encouraged everyone to use flexibility in their workday to ensure they were at their personal best, and we made sure to keep it fun with pub-style trivia nights, a murder mystery and a virtual holiday party,” said Mitch Strom, Chief People Officer at Ensero. “The additional flexibility for all our employees was not only a reaction to COVID but is in the DNA of our core values and how we operate as an organization”.

ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS JOURNAL

Environmental Business Journal provides strategic information and market forecasts for executives involved in 13 business segments, including environmental testing, water & wastewater, air pollution control, environmental consulting & engineering, hazardous waste, remediation, instrumentation, pollution control equipment, waste management, resource recovery, and solid waste management.

ABOUT ENSERO SOLUTIONS INC.

Ensero Solutions is a turnkey environmental services provider primarily focused on the mining and industrial market sectors.  We excel at all aspects of an asset’s lifecycle from assessment, permitting and licensing to reclamation and closeout.  Our skills in deployment and/or construction of novel remediation and water treatment technologies and our ability in providing innovative partnering solutions ensure project success at any phase.   Ensero Solutions employs professionals in six offices across North America and has built a culture where our employees are empowered to come up with innovative solutions to our client’s unique environmental challenges. Ensero Solutions is well established as a leader in environmental assessment & permitting, water treatment/remediation technologies, and construction and facility operations.

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Corné Pretorius to lead Mine Water Management Practice at Ensero

February 3, 2021 – Ensero Solutions Inc. is excited to announce that Mr. Corné Pretorius will be joining Ensero as the Director for Mine Water Management for all of North America. In this role, Corné will be responsible for overseeing all Ensero mine water treatment and management projects and lead the growth of our mine water treatment practice.

Mr. Pretorius is a leader in the mine water management and treatment industry with over 25 years of experience in environmental consulting, project development and research.  He has led and supported water treatment projects internationally including projects in Africa, Australia, South and North America. Since 2016, he has been responsible for leading the North American Mine Water divisions for both Golder Associates and Black & Veatch.  Corné holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Water Utilization, both from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

“Corné brings a wealth of mining and water treatment experience to Ensero” said Paul Barnes, Chief Operations Officer. “He will play a key role in the development and growth of our water treatment business, but most importantly, he will help deliver innovative solutions that will benefit our clients, enabling them to be successful in their operational and closure programs.”

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Peter Dolph appointed to role of Chief Sales Officer

July 6,  2020 – Ensero Solutions Inc. is excited to announce the appointment of Peter Dolph to the role of Chief Sales Officer effective July 13, 2020. In this role, Peter will be responsible for leading the Business Development function which includes all sales and client satisfaction.

Peter is an accomplished executive with more than 35 years of experience in sales and business development within the water treatment and environmental consulting industries. With Peter’s experience in both the sales of water treatment equipment and environmental remediation solutions, he will play a strategic role in continuing to grow Ensero, helping our clients succeed and making a positive impact on the environment.

“We are really excited to have Peter join the Ensero family and our Executive Leadership Team.” said Jim Harrington, Chief Executive Officer. “As we continue to build our business, Peter is going to be key in building out our brand within the broader water treatment and remediation industry and also ensuring that we continue to deliver innovative solutions and satisfaction to our clients.”

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AEG Announces Management Buyout from Alexco Resource Corp. and Announces New Business Name, Ensero Solutions Inc.

Ensero Solutions to continue providing innovative solutions to solve client’s toughest environmental challenges.

Alexco Environmental Group’s (“AEG”) executive management is pleased to announce that it has purchased Alexco Environmental Group Holdings, Inc. and all its subsidiaries (Alexco Environmental Group Inc., Alexco Water and Environment Inc. and Contango Strategies Ltd.) from Alexco Resource Corp. (“Alexco”) (NYSE: AXU), which will be rebranded as Ensero Solutions Inc. (“Ensero Solutions”), a stand-alone private company, operating with subsidiaries in both the US and Canada.

Ensero Solutions is grateful to Alexco for this opportunity to complete a management buyout and looks forward to its ongoing relationship in support of the Keno Hill project.

AEG was initially formed as a division of Alexco in 2006. Ensero Solutions will continue the AEG business model to be a client-focused environmental consulting and remediation business with specific expertise in environmental assessments, active/passive water treatment, microbiological testing, radiological services, facility operations, and turnkey remediation services for the mining industry and broader industrial sectors.  

“Our leadership team will build upon the success we had as AEG and continue building a culture where people can grow their careers and where we help our clients solve their toughest environmental problems” stated Jim Harrington, Chief Executive Officer. “As a stand-alone company, we are excited to have the ability to forge a business built on a team that is passionate about making a positive impact on the environment while ensuring that our clients succeed.”

As Ensero Solutions, the environmental consulting and remediation experts will offer an innovative owner’s perspective in helping its clients develop economically successful projects in an ever-changing environmental landscape.

“At the end of the day, our goal is to build partnerships with our clients, understand their environmental problem and help them succeed,” said Janet Peters, Chief Business Development Officer. “We do this by providing agile, creative and adaptive environmental solutions that not only make a positive impact on the environment and people’s lives, but also on the economic development of every project.”

As part of the transaction, Ensero Solutions formed a strategic alliance with EMX Royalty Corp. (“EMX”), who invested in Ensero Solutions in support of this transaction and entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement (the “Strategic Alliance”). Under the Strategic Alliance, EMX and Ensero Solutions will cooperate in identifying and potentially acquiring mineral properties with exploration and development upside as well as environmental impairments, with the intention to reclaim and subsequently sell said properties.

Ensero Solutions also received a strategic investment from Legacy Land Stewardship PBC (“Legacy”) and will work to form a strategic alliance to pursue brownfields remediation projects. In this alliance, Ensero Solutions will provide its core services to resolve environmental issues and Legacy will provide sustainable long-term environmental stewardship and seek eco-friendly re-uses for public benefit.

ABOUT ENSERO SOLUTIONS

As a solutions-focused team, Ensero Solutions is built on the foundation that industrial productivity can be partnered with environmental sustainability and we are passionate about developing strategies to do so. Ensero Solutions continues to grow and seek opportunities to leverage its expertise and capacity for innovation to meet increasingly complex challenges.

Ensero Solutions is focused on all aspects of reclamation, including deployment of novel remediation technologies and has built a culture where our employees are empowered to come up with innovative solutions to unique environmental challenges.

Ensero Solutions is growing steadily and now employs over 90 professionals in six offices across North America. Ensero Solutions is well established as an innovative leader in environmental management, water treatment, remediation technologies, and facility operations.

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