“We’re going to be world leaders in glycol recycling”

Philippe Rainville, Vice-President, Planning, Engineering and Construction at Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) is enthusiastic when he presents the new recycling facility in 2014. Vilokan ADF Solutions is behind this impressive facility which handles the entire process, from the collection of used de-icing fluids through a series of complex procedures, to new recycled de-icing fluids that can be mixed and used directly at the airport. A closed loop system for the environment, the economy and the future.

Remote control from Sweden

Vilokan operates the facility for several years before the de-icing operator AeroMag 2000 is ready to take over the operations. Even after that, a large part of the facility is run from Vilokan’s head office in Strömstad, Sweden. Pumps and the quality of the fluids can be monitored from there. Vilokan also has the role of a pure technology provider.

First of its kind

Montreal-Pierre Trudeau Airport (YUL) is Canada’s fourth largest airport and is used by more than 14 million passengers annually. The recycling facility from Vilokan is the first of its kind to be built in North America and it is completely integrated with AeroMag’s existing facility at the airport.

"Previously 10,000 tons was disposed of. Now the glycol can be recycled instead!"

Swedish airport operator Swedavia, with 37.6 million passengers, is a leading player when it comes to environmental issues Vilokan now closes the cycle so that Swedavia can recycle and reuse valuable glycol.

"We are now global leaders in glycol recycling"

Montreal Pierre Trudeau Airport (YUL) has invested approx. 10 million CAD (approx. 65 million SEK) in a facility from Vilokan ADF Solutions. It will be operated by AeroMag 2000, who take care of the de-icing onsite.