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China and Canada collaborate for carbon capture

12 July 2021, Published under Cement News

A new collaboration between China Building Materials Academy (CBMA) and Canada's International CCS Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) will see simultaneous advancements in understanding and knowledge sharing of carbon capture technology for the global cement industry, according to a press release. The first initiative under the agreement will aid CBMA in applying the Knowledge Centre's model and Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) of a test platform, which has a capture capacity of appro...

The Canadian Cement Association teams up with government to target net-zero carbon concrete

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

A new the partnership has been made between the Canadian government and Canada’s cement sector as represented by the Canadian Cement Association (CAC) to support the development and implementation of a 'Roadmap to Net-Zero-Carbon Concrete'. This work is designed to provide Canadian cement and concrete industry with the technologies, tools and policy needed to achieve net-zero carbon concrete by 2050. The roadmap, when completed in December 2021, is consistent with goals of Canada's stren...

Lafarge Canada releases EcoPlanet in the Pacific Northwest

01 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada (LafargeHolcim group) has introduced the ultra-low carbon cement product, EcoPlanet to the Pacific Northwest, part of the company’s Western Canadian market. The first round of EcoPlanet projects were completed along the western coast, under the leadership of Brad Kohl, president & CEO of Western Canada. “The strength profile is the same as traditional Portland cement," he shares, “but we’ve decreased CO 2 emissions from the manufacturing process by 35 per cent." Rene Th...

Lafarge Canada targets energy reductions in Edmonton

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc has participated in three Edmonton City initiatives, d emonstrating how local community and businesses can underpin an energy transition. The three initiatives are:  Corporate Climate Leaders, Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator Rebate, and Energy Benchmarking. As a part of the endeavour, Lafarge measured the energy consumption (natural gas and electricity) of its participating buildings with over 400 local buildings. From there, and with the help of a rebate from the B...

Votorantim Cimentos commences McInnis Cement integration

04 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos, the seventh largest cement producer in the world, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a long-term institutional investor, have announced   that they have completed the transaction to combine cement operations in North America.   After having obtained regulatory approval from authorities in Brazil, Canada and the United States, St Marys Cement Inc (Canada), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Votorantim Cimentos can now commence with the integration process...

Tribunal issues decision in favour of Colacem for new plant

14 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Canada’s Ontario Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has issued a decision in favour of Colacem for a new cement plant near L’Orignal. A hearing had taken place in November and December last year, which resulted from two appeals made by opposing parties in response to planning decisions involving the plant in 2017. The tribunal found Colacem presented persuasive evidence relating to the employment benefits the cement plant will have and that the planning applications meet the require...

St Marys Cement Bowmanville plant is to install a new wet scrubber

07 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The commissioning of a new wet scrubber at St Marys Cement plant in Bowmanville is expected to result in a significant decrease in emissions. This is the first wet scrubber installed at a cement plant in Canada.     The water injection technology washes out and scrubs pollutants from the outlet airstream of the plant. St Marys Cement Plant Operations Manager, Jim Storey, stated: "This US$25m investment in technology to improve the plant's environmental performance has proven to be effe...

Lehigh Hanson releases EcoCem®PLUS

05 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson has launched EcoCem®PLUS at its Edmonton cement plant in Alberta, Canada. EcoCem ® PLUS is an innovative blended Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) available in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.    "The motivation behind the EcoCem brand of products is to reduce the embodied carbon of cement and concrete," said Shawn McMillan, vice president cement for Lehigh Hanson’s Canada region. "The introduction of EcoCem ® PLUS to the Prairie market builds on our commitment to providing ...

Lehigh Hanson reaches next step in Edmonton CCS project

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) is taking the next step in its joint carbon capture and storage   (CCS) feasibility study with the International CCS Knowledge Centre. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will be moving forward with the engineering design for the study on the Edmonton cement plant, Canada. "This CCS feasibility study is essential for understanding how our industry can continue to meet growing production demands, while also meeting equally important climate targets. We ar...

Lafarge Canada's Richmond plant completes phase II of Project CO2MENT

22 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc (LafargeHoldim group), Svante Inc and Total SA have reached a major milestone of project CO 2 MENT , a first of its kind partnership to capture industrial levels of CO 2 emissions from a cement plant.   The multi-phase project celebrates the completion of phase II, construction to have the technology to capture and filter the CO 2 from the flue gas. This is a crucial component to achieve the next stage of capturing CO 2 flow at the Lafarge Richmond cement facili...