New alternative fuel for Lafarge Canada BC cement plant

New alternative fuel for Lafarge Canada BC cement plant
Published: 08 August 2014


Lafarge Canada Inc and Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc are teaming up to replace a portion of Lafarge's fossil fuels energy at the Kamloops, British Columbia (BC) cement plant with used K-Cup® packs.

Some 70,000lbs per annum of used K-Cup® packs will have a second life as an alternative fuel source rather than being sent to landfill, according to a statement by Lafarge Canada.

K-Cup® packs have been specifically identified and permitted as an alternative fuel for the Kamloops plant. "As part of its worldwide Sustainability Ambitions to minimizse fossil fuel use and their related greenhouse gas emissions, Lafarge is proud to be the recipient of used K-Cup® packs which are helping manufacture a critical building material", commented Bob Cooper, Vice President of Cement for Lafarge in western Canada.

K-Cup® packs are currently being collected by Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc from its commercial accounts in the BC interior.

As part of its community outreach, Lafarge is also welcoming the public to drop off used K-Cup® packs at the Kamloops cement plant.