Syracuse, NY, March 13, 2023 – The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA) and Aéro Mag announced today the official kick-off of construction on a new Glycol Recycling Facility at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR). Glycol is the main component in aircraft deicing fluid and critical to safe operations at airports in colder climates.

Construction crews broke ground last week on the facility, which is capable of producing an estimated 500,000 gallons of Type I glycol annually. Once fully operational in the fall, the facility – also referred to as an “RRR – Recover, Recycle, Reuse Facility” – will take used aircraft deicing fluid collected from the airport’s multiple deicing pads and refine it to produce pure glycol. This glycol will then be blended and certified as Type I deicing fluid again. The byproducts of this refinement are glycol and clean water, yielding 5-7 million gallons of reusable water per year as well.

Talks are underway with other airports in Upstate New York to transport their used glycol for recycling at SYR. This affords other airports the opportunity to dispose of used deicing fluid at little to no cost, while benefiting the environment. Once refined at SYR, that glycol will then be resold to airlines operating in Syracuse at approximately 10-15% below market rate. This will help our airline partners realize cost savings and a more secure supply chain.

“This project is an excellent example of our Regional Responsibility efforts,” said SRAA Executive Director Jason Terreri. “As one of our core values, we know that being a good community partner means placing an emphasis on environmental sustainability. Not only will we recycle the glycol utilized at our airport, but our partnership with airports across the region will extend that environmental stewardship well beyond our fence line.”

By June of this year, the low content evaporator will begin treating fluid from this winter up to 10% concentration. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be planned for the fall once the RRR facility is fully operational.

We are proud to announce the commissioning of the world's first electric powered de-icing truck!

In doing so, we reaffirm the innovative and environmental values that have driven Aéro Mag for the past 25 years, while ensuring we solidify our vision of becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2035.

This initiative is part of our continual improvement, and follows a series of innovations that we have introduced in recent years in relation to environmental protection.

Finally, we would like to thank our long-standing business partner, Vestergaard, with whom we have worked since 1994 to improve aircraft de-icing technologies, while constantly ensuring safety and operational efficiency. We also wish to highlight the involvement and continued support of Aéroports de Montréal in this project.

To learn more about the project and to see the de-icing truck in action:

Together, let's continue to raise the standards of our industry.


- Mario Lépine, President, as well as the entire Aéro Mag team.

Starting Friday September 13th Aéro Mag 2000 cycling team will be participating in the 48 Hours Ride event of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The team composed of Marie-Élaine Lépine, Joanie Lamer, Patrick D'Ortun Blouin, Sébastien Pelletier, Sam Charbel and Patrick Rousseau will relay for 48 hours at the ICAR Circuit and at the main apron of Mirabel Airport to raise funds to help fulfill the wishes of children whose health is seriously threatened. This is the largest fundraising event of Make-A-Wish® Quebec and thanks to this foundation, every 17 minutes a seriously ill child is able to realize his dream.

Aéro Mag 2000 wishes to thank its precious partners who make this project possible.

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Starting Sunday 18th June Aéro Mag 2000 cycling team will take off for the WOW cyclothon competition in Iceland. The team composed of Marie-Élaine Lépine, Gabriel Lépine, Michel Barrette, Patrick Blouin, Michèle Bastien, Véronique Bastien, Mathieu Ringuet, Gabriel-Aimé Girard Audet et Vincent Fortin Laurin will take turns from the 20th to 23rd of June to complete the 1358 km tour of Iceland. The team will also be raising money for the ICE-SAR (Icelandic Association for Search And Rescue) foundation.


Aéro Mag 2000 wishes to thank its precious partners who make this ambitious project possible.


Thanks to: Bell, Air Transat, LNT Solutions and Vestergaard Company.



Regarding the race


WOW Cyclothon is the largest and longest road race in Iceland. Held annually during the month of June, the cyclothon takes riders for a 1358 km tour around Iceland which has to be completed in a maximum of 72 hours. During this time-period, nothing will hold back the participants who will be riding relentlessly until they reach the finish line.


The race presents a unique sporting event that combines nature, unity, persistence and teamwork in a quite grandiose setting.


WOW Cyclotron has three main categories, A-category (4 person team relay), B-category (10 person team relay) and an individual category. To top it off, the race holds a higher goal, being  a fundraising event supporting a different charity every year. That being said, it will be an experience that is going to be far from ordinary and we can’t wait!


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Hello everyone, after a couple of months of waiting, we are proud to announce that our President, Mario Lépine is the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015 award recipient in Quebec in the clean tech category.


Mario is proud of this award and is thankful and grateful of his colleagues’ hard work, effort and dedication towards him and the company. 



Good day, we are happy to announce that, in partnership with Montreal Airport, Aéro Mag is the winner of the NOVAE 2015 Citizen corporate award in the residual material. Aéro Mag is honoured to be recognized at this level for its accomplishment.

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We are delighted to announce that Aéro Mag is the winner of the 2015 Accolades (Montreal West Island chamber of commerce) in the sustainable development category. This prize outlines the new de-icing fluid recycling project and demonstrates Aéro Mag’s trendsetter. We are thrilled to have been chosen for this award.

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We are excited to share with you all that our President, Mario Lépine is a finalist in the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year. This award symbolises Mario’s contribution and implication as well as his leadership and accomplishments since Aéro Mag’s conception. Mario inspires and motivates everyone around him to pursue their projects and ideas while being innovative and environmentally consciences.


We are proud to outline the path of our President, Mario Lépine.

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Good day, we are proud to announce that, in partnership with Montreal Airport, Aéro Mag is a finalist in the 35th Mercuriades edition (Quebec chambers of commerce federation) under the sustainable development category. Aéro Mag is enthusiastic to be recognized on the provincial level for its accomplishments related to the de-icing fluid recycling project. 

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