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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...

Hoang Phat Vissai exports 0.22Mt in January

15 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Hoang Phat Vissai Group (The Vissai) has exported 220,000t of cement and clinker from Nghi Thiet port in Vietnam’s Nghe An province since the start of January. The exported cement is destined for the Philippines, Canada and China, according to Nguyen Quoc Tai, director of Nghi Thiet port and the grinding unit of Song Lam Cement JSC, a The Vissai affiliate. The Nghi Thiet grinding facility entered service in June 2017.

Lafarge starts low-carbon fuel research project

12 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc, in cooperation with the University of Calgary, Queen’s University and Pembina Institute, is carrying out a million-dollar study on the environmental benefits of introducing lower-carbon fuels at its Exshaw Cement plant in Alberta, Canada. “Our estimates show each 20 per cent incremental replacement of natural gas at the Exshaw Cement Plant with lower carbon fuels could result in the elimination of nearly 75,000tpa of CO2. This is the equivalent of taking over 16,000 ca...

McInnis Cement could be up for sale

08 January 2018, Published under Cement News

A Canadian pension fund has hired advisers to explore the possible sale or partial sale of McInnis Cement, reports Bloomberg. Caisse de Depot et Placement du Québec and its partners have hired advisers to explore options to sell part or all of McInnis Cement. McInnis Cement project was the first new cement plant to serve eastern Canada and New England in more than 50 years when it opened last year. McInnis Cement has a deep-water marine terminal next to the 2.2Mta Port-Daniel-Gascons...

Cement Association of Canada welcomes Alberta’s output-based allocation system

07 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada has welcomed the publication of the Alberta government’s overarching policy framework for the output-based allocation system (OBAS). The new system marks a step change from the current Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) in the state. The OBAS will set an industry-specific performance benchmark for emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industries (EITEs). This includes the province's two cement plants, the Lafarge Canada-run works in Exshaw and the Lehig...

Petcoke ban drives India's North American coal imports to new heights

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Fears that the Indian government may extend the current ban on petcoke use in the New Delhi Capital Region to the entire country has led to a surge in coal imports from North America, reports Reuters. In October India’s coal imports from North America quadrupled to 2.1Mt when compared with the year-ago period, hitting new heights since January 2015. Moreover, ship tracking data on Thomson Reuters Eikon showed that between 1-20 November such imports are already 70 per cent of last month’s ...

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...

Petition bill submitted against Lafarge Brooksfield's tyre burning project

05 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Nova Scotia's opposition New Democrats have presented a petition and a bill in the legislature calling on the Liberal government to ban tyre burning in the province. The party held a news conference with opponents of the government's July decision to approve a one-year pilot project allowing Lafarge Canada to burn tyres at the Brookfield cement plant. NDP environment critic Lenore Zann said her party's bill is the same as a bill tabled by the Liberals while in opposition. The Liberal bill w...

Lehigh Inland Cement plant in Winnipeg catches fire

05 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Winnipeg fire crews have been battling flames at the Lehigh Inland Cement plant on Kenaston. A ladder was extended towards the top of the structure just before noon Sunday, reports MyToba. Winnipeg police have blocked off the road leading to the factory. There is no word on how big the fire is, what sparked it, or how much damage has been caused.

McInnis Cement inaugurates plant

26 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Monday, 25 September saw the inauguration of the 2.3Mta McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Canada. In the presence of more than 200 guests, primarily suppliers and subcontractors and McInnis employees, the chairman of the company’s board, Laurent Beaudoin, said: "We got there, factory, quarry, terminal. The cement plant that has been talked about for so long and that the Gaspésiens have waited with patience, this grand project is officially taking off. " Recalling that its object...