Geomega Resources announced it retrofitted its pilot rare earths processing plant for the production of hand sanitizer for the Québec market.

Earlier the company obtained the natural product number and approvals from Health Canada to manufacture and distribute hand sanitizer.

The plant will produce up to 675 liters per week.

Geomega said the retrofit will not affect the projected launch date of the company’s demonstration plant in St. Bruno, Québec.

Geomega owns the Montviel rare earth carbonatite deposit, and holds a 19% stake in Kintavar Exploration Inc., the exploration company advancing the Mitchi stratiform copper project in Québec.