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CEMEX acquires Atlantic Materials

27 January 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has agreed to acquire Canada-based Atlantic Minerals Ltd, including a construction and chemical aggregates quarry and port operations. With this investment, CEMEX has secured a new long-term aggregates reserve for its extensive Florida operations and the US east coast, as well as a source of chemical-grade stone serving a broader geographic footprint, according to the company. The acquisition is expected to increase CEMEX’s aggregates reserves for the US market by approximately 20 pe...

Lafarge Canada begins low-carbon concrete project

11 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada and TransAlta Corp have entered into an agreement to advance low-carbon concrete projects in Alberta with a project to repurpose landfilled fly ash. Landfilled fly ash must first go through a beneficiation process to be used in concrete. This project will utilise the Ash-TEK Ponded Ash Beneficiation System (PABS) technology, which consistently produced high quality ash during trials and has proven to have a low carbon footprint and an economical operating cost. Lafarge pl...

Colacem's L'Orignal plant could see fresh environmental objections

09 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Colacem’s Canadian cement plant could face further objections. Victor Bonspille, the Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake, near Oka, Québec, wants the federal and Ontario governments to reconsider plans by Colacem to build a new cement plant near L’Orignal and for more consultation. On 19 December 2022, Mr Bonspille wrote to the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault, who, had rejected Action Champlain’s request for a federal Impact Assessmen...

Japan Energy Fund invests in Svante CCUS technology

22 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Japan Energy Fund has invested in Svante through its Decarbonised Tech Fund managed by Japan Energy Capital.  Canadian-based Svante was founded with the goal to make carbon capture solutions for hard-to-abate industries. It offers non-intrusive end-of-the-pipe solutions for existing industrial infrastructure to deliver pipeline-ready CO 2 for safe storage at the gigatonne scale.  This US$318m Series E funding round is led by Chevron, with participation from existing investors includin...

Lafarge Cement fully converts Brookfield Cement Plant to OneCem

21 December 2022, Published under Cement News

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 su...

Hanson awards contract for CCS plant at Padeswood

20 December 2022, Published under Cement News

UK-based Hanson , part of Heidelberg Materials , has awarded a contract to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering to deliver the preliminary front-end engineering design for a CO 2 capture plant at Hanson’s Padeswood cement plant in Flintshire, north Wales. Once operational it will capture 800,000t of CO 2 and store it in spent gas fields off the coast of northwest England. According to Hanson, it hopes to have the carbon capture and storage (CCS) plant up and running by 2027 with ...

Holcim expands digital customer platform

21 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim is expanding its proprietary digital customer platform, ConcreteDirect, from North America to Europe and Latin America. This expansion of the comprehensive digital platform for construction job site professionals offers a seamless customer experience from France, Germany and the UK, all the way to Colombia, Ecuador and El Salvador. The platform connects all relevant jobsite professionals on a construction site with Holcim’s teams to best coordinate their tasks with tailored real-tim...

Picton plant applies for alternative low-carbon fuel permit

01 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement plant in Picton is examining alternative low-carbon fuels as part of its operations at the facility on County Road 49, just north of Picton, Ontario, Canada. Lehigh ( HeidelbergCement Group ) intends to replace and supplement the use of fossil fuels required to make Portland cement at the plant. Lehigh has initiated the technical process which also involves an amendment to the Environmental Protection Act, in a bid to permanently use alternative low-carbon fuels (ALCFs) at...

Canadian Cement Association joins Net-Zero Challenge

01 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Canada’s cement industry has joined the Net-Zero Challenge. The Net-Zero Challenge is a voluntary initiative led by the government of Canada that encourages businesses to develop and implement credible and effective plans to transition their facilities and operations to net-zero emissions by 2050. Adam Auer, president and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC), joined the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Canada's minister of environment and climate change, to announce the first partic...

Lafarge Canada opens first EV charging station

16 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada (Holcim group) has announced the opening of the company’s first four electric vehicle charging stations in Canada at its Kent Ave ready-mixed concrete plant in Vancouver, British Columbia. The project was initiated in March 2022 by Lafarge’s Vancouver team with support from Lafarge Canada for secured funding of CAD50,000 (US$38,669) and an additional CAD20,000 from the CleanBC Go electric vehicle (EV) charger rebate programme administered by BC Hydro. The Kent Ave stat...