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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...

Canada’s low-carbon transition

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted cement demand in Canada, the country’s cement industry continues to work towards a low-carbon cement sector. ICR speaks with Adam Auer, environment and sustainability vice president of the Cement Association of Canada, about the industry’s drive towards decarbonisation. Adam Auer, Cement Association of Canada, highlights the steps taken by the industry towards a low-carbon cement sector Canada’s cement market started 2020 ...

Votorantim and McInnis to combine Canadian operations

11 December 2020, Published under Cement News

St Marys Cement Inc (Canada), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Votorantim Cimentos, and McInnis Cement Inc announced that they will combine their assets to create a combined entity to manufacture, distribute and sell cement in Canada and the USA. The joint venture will be owned by Votorantim Cimentos International (VCI), the international investments platform and wholly-owned subsidiary of Votorantim Cimentos SA, the sixth-largest cement producer in the world, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du...

CAC supports Ontario's plan to phase out coal use

08 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has applauded the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and the Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, for prioritising support of Ontario industries' efforts to reduce and phase out the use of coal as part of the government's Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. "Our industry has consistently advocated regulatory measures facilitating the transition from fossil fuels to low or zero carbon fuels from materials...

MoU signed for biosolids transport to LafargeHolcim’s Richmond plant

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between K ENES Transportation and the Capital Regional District for the transportation of biosolids by truck between the sewage plant at the Hartland Landfill facility and LafargeHolcim's Richmond cement plant, Canada. The contract is for five years for the transportation of one truck load every two days, while smaller trucking contracts  for liquid waste residuals have been included as part of the service agreement. The Richmond cem...

Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact to the Canadian market

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Following its launch in Europe and the US, Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact, an essential component of the company's strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction. ECOPact is sold at a range of low-carbon levels, with 30-70 per cent less carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Future product expansion in the coming months will allow up to 100 per cent reduction in carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Where regulatory conditions allo...