Lafarge Cement fully converts Brookfield Cement Plant to OneCem

Lafarge Cement fully converts Brookfield Cement Plant to OneCem
21 December 2022

Lafarge Canada has announced the full transformation of its Brookfield Cement Plant in Nova Scotia to a greener portfolio. From now on, the plant will only produce reduced carbon Portland limestone cement - branded as OneCem - the company’s eco-efficient alternative. Brookfield is Lafarge’s third cement plant to be converted in 2022 and the first Atlantic market plant to convert - the others being the Bath Cement Plant in June and the Richmond Cement Plant in March.

OneCem is a sustainable product that presents up to 10 per cent lower CO2 emissions while providing the same performance and durability. “We have been steadily moving the needle forward when it comes to cement decarbonisation and we will continue to honour our commitment in progressing our greener portfolio in Eastern Canada over the coming years. For us at Lafarge Canada, sustainability and profitability go together - our main goal is to keep partnering with our customers to advance sustainable construction and, at the same time, provide innovative world-class products,” commented Andrew Stewart, vice president, cement, Lafarge Canada (East).

According to Robert Cumming, head of sustainability and public affairs, Lafarge Canada (East), “Over the last four years, we avoided more than 140,000t of CO2 by converting general use (GU) cement to OneCem in our plants across Canada - the equivalent to taking 42,891 cars off the road, which would have consumed 59,640,854l of gasoline. With the recent cement production conversion of the Brookfield plant, the Bath plant in June, and Richmond plant in March, these numbers will continue to grow.”

Across Canada, Lafarge has produced over 6Mt of OneCem since 2011.

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