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Lafarge Canada Inc in multi-partner initiative to invest $8m in low carbon fuels

06 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc, Natural Resources Canada, the Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy and Carbon Management Canada announced in a statement that they are joining forces and investing more than $8m to develop innovative solutions to power Lafarge Canada's cement plant in Bath, Ontario, by re-using local surplus materials as low carbon fuels. This multi-partner initiative intends to produce low emission, low carbon fuels from local supplies such as construction and demolit...

Canada: carbon tax hurting cement industry

10 January 2013, Published under Cement News

British Columbia (BC) Conservative leader John Cummins has spoken out against the provincial carbon tax, claiming it threatens to kill the cement industry in Canada. “The BC Liberals’ unfair carbon tax has forced BC’s three largest cement-kilns to reduce operations by 50 to 60% capacity,” Cummins said. He added that exports of BC made cement to the US have plunged since the tax was introduced, while imports of American cement have risen from 6.5% of the domestic market in 2007 to 34% in...

Cimbec to start construction in spring 2013

11 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Cimbec Canada, the company behind Canada’s Gaspé cement project, is expected to start construction on its Port Daniel cement works in the spring of 2013, according to Denis Boucher of National PR agency, which handles the communications for the company. The project cost is estimated at CA$700m (US$709m) and is envisaged to create between 400-500 jobs during construction and 400 thereafter. The plant is designed to produce 2Mta and will have a port that will export cement by ship to the US...

Lafarge Canada receives approval to expand quarry

29 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has received approval to expand its Flamborough quarry, according to local press reports. The company applied for the 31ha expansion of its existing aggregate operation back in 2007, the Hamilton Spectator reports. Objection from a nearby resident resulted in Lafarge promising additional monitoring and strengthen its rehabilitation plan, according to a Ministry of Natural Resources notice. The expansion became necessary because aggregate reserves were depleted. A Class A...

Lafarge Exshaw project heading for approval, Canada

26 July 2012, Published under Cement News

The proposed Lafarge Canada cement plant expansion application for Exshaw will go back to the Municipal District of Bighorn's planning commission today after being tabled last week for more information, according to reports in local newspaper, the Canmore Leader. The application was discussed and dissected for more than two hours at the MPC meeting on July 18 before commission members voted to table it to this week. The eight-day break gave the company and officials time to exchange addi...

Lafarge: June '12

06 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has launched its 'Sustainability Ambitions 2020' programme, which sets 34 new sustainability ambitions. These include an increase to 50 per cent of the portion of non-fossil fuels, which is to include a 30 per cent share for bio-mass, a 33 per cent reduction of CO2 emissions compared with 1990 and 20 per cent of the concrete produced containing re-used and recycled materials. The group aims to generate an additional EUR1750m of EBITDA between 2012 and 2015. The main item is to be...

Industry welcomes government investment in biofuels technology

29 June 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada has applauded the  Government of Canada's announcement that it will invest almost $1million in Ontario-based Pond Biofuels towards the advancement of Canadian biofuel technology and expertise. This investment will be made under the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario's Investing in Business Innovation initiative. The contribution will help Pond Biofuels complete a pilot demonstration of a technology developed jointly with St Marys Cemen...

St Marys celebrates ISO 50001 achievement, Canada

08 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Politicians and community leaders were on hand to celebrate St Marys Cement Inc’s  Bowmanville Plant having received North America’s first International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) ISO 50001 certification. The ISO 50001 standard is a framework for industrial facilities seeking to manage their energy use. Erik Madsen, CEO of St Marys Cement Inc. ˆ  Votorantim Cimentos North America, accepted the Certificate at a ceremony on location at St Marys Cement Inc.ˆ Bowmanville Plant.  T...

St Marys recognised for energy managerment, Canada

06 June 2012, Published under Cement News

St Marys Cement-Bowmanville is the first North American industrial organization to receive the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) ISO 50001 certification. The ISO 50001 standard is a framework for industrial facilities seeking to manage their energy use. The processes adopted and leading to the ISO 50001 certification allowed the Bowmanville plant to reduce its energy consumption by over US$1m in 2011 and approximately US$1m more in savings are expected in 2012.

Lafarge appoints President and CEOs for Canadian operations

09 April 2012, Published under Cement News

René Thibault and Bob Cartmel have been appointed by the Lafarge Group as its senior leaders for all markets and product lines in Canada. Mr. Thibault will oversee the four western provinces and three territories as well as the Pacific Northwest and Dakotas in the US. M. Cartmel will oversee the six eastern provinces.   Mr Thibault has over 20 years of experience with Lafarge spanning Canada and including an assignment at Group headquarters in Paris, France. He has an Engineering degree from...