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Adam Auer brings environmental expertise to CAC board

01 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute Chairman of the board, Stephen Pope, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Auer, president and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC). Mr Auer takes the board seat of Michael McSweeney, who has retired as president and CEO of the CAC. “We are grateful to Michael for his long and beneficial service on the board, and we look forward to Adam’s participation,” says Pope. Mr  Auer was appointed President and CEO of the CAC in April 20...

Lafarge Exshaw plant receives carbon capture funding

21 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada ’s Exshaw Cement plant is one of 11 recipients to receive funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) CAD40m (US$31m) investment to kickstart CAD$20bn in carbon capture projects in Alberta. This investment could position Exshaw to be Canada’s first net zero cement plant. The Exshaw plant will receive CAD5m ERA funding towards its CAD10m CCUS project costs.  The project will collaborate with strategic partners across the value chain and includes considerations fo...

Holcim acquires Mathers Group

04 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired the quarry and asphalt businesses of Mathers Group Inc in Quebec, Canada, including Carrière St-Eustache Ltée and Pavage St-Eustache Ltée. The acquisition advances Holcim’s “Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth”. This acquisition will expand the Holcim Group’s footprint in the dynamic Quebec market, where infrastructure investment is projected to drive high growth across the eastern Canada region. As the largest crushed stone producer in Quebec, this transaction a...

Canada’s Bath plant converts to OneCem production

29 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada’ s Bath cement plant, near Kingston, Ontario, is converting its entire production of general use cement to OneCem, the company’s low-carbon Portland limestone cement. “At the Bath Plant, we are excited to increase our OneCem production and to provide our customers with this sustainable product, so that every project they build with our product can have a smaller carbon footprint,” said Bath cement plant manager, Ignacio Arroyo, in a statement. Since 2011 Lafarge Canada, ...

HeidelbergCement parters Giatec Scientific with a minority investment

11 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement continues to advance its digital transformation by acquiring a strategic minority stake in Canada-based technology company Giatec Scientific through a low single-digit million euro investment. Together with its new partner, HeidelbergCement will drive the development and adoption of industry-leading sensor technology and AI-driven software with the clear target to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete and optimise processes for its ready-mixed concrete customers. Giat...

CAD40m to Ciment Québec to reduce carbon footprint

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Government of Québec announced that it will provide CAD40m to Ciment Québec Inc to modernise part of the cement producer’s Saint-Basile plant to enable the production of lower-carbon cement. The project will include a new grinding workshop with two new grinding mills and could benefit from an additional CAD6m, added as financial support from the Québec Ministry of Finance. The addition of more efficient grinding systems will lead to a 10 per cent drop in greenhouse gas emissions. Ele...

Votorantim Cimentos' regional results in 2021 reach almost record levels

04 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos reported close to record growth in all regions for its performance in 2021 with total cement sales of 37.2Mt across all regions. “Our business strategy and recent acquisitions, combined with our resilience and operational excellence led us to achieve sales growth in all regions and to close the year with record results,” said Marcelo Castelli, global CEO of Votorantim Cimentos. In Brazil Votorantim Cimentos had net revenue of BRL10.3bn (US$2.1bn) in 2021, a ...

Votorantim Cimentos reports net profits of BRL1.6bn in 2021

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos ended 2021 with net profit of BRL1.6bn (US$337m), an increase of 244 per cent compared to 2020, primarily due to better operating results with growth in sales in all regions where the company operates and gains related to the consolidation of acquisitions made in North America and Spain. Global net revenue was BRL22.3bn, an increase of 33 per cent compared to 2020, as a result of the combination of favourable pricing dynamics, especially in Brazil and North America, ...

Canada's Cement Association claims the industry can't reach net-zero alone

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Set to be released in 2022, Canada’s cement and industry roadmap to net-zero concrete will be unique to Canada’s economy and policy environment, while aligning with its international peers. It will aim at reducing C0 2 emissions by up to 40 per cent by 2030 and deliver net-zero concrete by 2050. Michael McSweeney, president and CEO, and Adam Auer, VP Environment and Sustainability, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada ’s Emission Reduction Plan, "Predictab...

Lafarge's Richmond plant to focus solely on OneCem production

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Marking a big shift in helping to reduce CO 2 emissions in construction across western Canada, Lafarge (Holcim group) has announced that its Richmond plant will manufacture only OneCem, the company's lower carbon Portland limestone cement for use in materials across British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Lafarge has converted the entire facility to OneCem, ensuring that all cement produced there maximises reductions. "OneCem is one of our many answers to building sustainably," share...