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LafargeHolcim receives approval for tyre burning project

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s plans to incinerate tyres at its facility in Brookfield, Nova Scotia, has been given regulatory approval by the Canadian province. Although the company requested a three-year project the Environment Department has issued industrial approval to conduct a one-year pilot. Environment Minister, Margaret Miller, has said that the company must monitor air quality at regular intervals when the kiln is operating and monitor groundwater and surface water in the area. "We are dedic...

Lafarge Canada provides update on its two low-carbon fuel studies

18 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada’s kiln-fuel study in Alberta announced last week will not be the same as the tyre-burning pilot it has applied for at its Brookfield plant, reports The Chronicle Herald. The Alberta study will examine the environmental effects of introducing low-carbon fuels into its Exshaw plant and will not be completed until December 2019. "It's different processes, it won’t be the same type of process at all," said Rob Cumming, environmental director at Lafarge. Regarding the Brookf...

Lafarge seeks approval for tyre burning plans

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has applied for industrial approval regarding its plans to burn tyres as an alternative fuel for its Brookfield cement plant. After the successful completion of an environmental examination in July, the project also requires an industrial study from the Department of Environment. The approval will only come once the plant’s environmental impact has been fully examined. Lafarge’s plans have previously encountered resistance in the form of petitions to the government to ba...

Brookfield cement plant celebrates 50 year milestone

20 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc's Brookfield, Nova Scotia cement works in Canada has celebrated its 50th anniversary, with employees, customers and the community gathering at a special event earlier this month to mark the milestone year. During the event, plant manager, Scarth MacDonnell welcomed local speakers such as Joe Ballard, President of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia to reflect on the plant's contribution to the built environment in the Atlantic.  In addition, Bob Taylor, Mayor of Colchester ...

Temporary lay-offs at Brookfield plant, Canada

03 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada plans to layoff 31 of about 50 unionised workers at its Brookfield plant in Nova Scotia during December as part of a cost-cutting measure. Plant manager, Scarth MacDonnell told the Herald Business that the lay-off is consistent with the seasonal nature of demand given the “weather-related impact of the construction industry.” However, he confirmed that the workers will be back on-site early next year and also expressed his confidence on the plant’s future. In 2010, Lafarge...