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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...

Canada, Ontario infrastructure plan boosts cement outlook

06 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Confirmation that the Ontario, Canada government will maintain its commitment to a $35bn 3-year infrastructure spend has been welcomed by the Cement Association of Canada. "We recognize that Ontario faces significant economic challenges and we applaud the government for acknowledging the critical importance of maintaining a high level of infrastructure investment during this difficult economic time," said Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada. Infrast...

St Marys Cement battle with Ontario government, Canada

16 March 2012, Published under Cement News

St Marys Cement Inc of Canada said in a press release Thursday it may call Ontario Environment Minister James Bradley as a witness in the judicial review of a decision by the provincial government to deny it permission to operate an aggregate quarry north of Hamilton. The Daily Commercial News report that the cement firm’s US parent company has challenged the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement. The company is also appealing to the Ontario Divisional Cou...

St Marys Cement to pilot new CO2 absorption system

25 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Toronto-based Pond Biofuels is piloting a new CO2 absorption system at St Marys Cement, Canada. The new equipment will cut greenhouse gases by absorbing dirty stack emissions to grow algae which can subsequently be used in oil production, converted into biodiesel and bioplastics or act as a renewable coal substitute. “Algal biomass can produce the same amount of energy as the equivalent amount of coal, and can be refined to produce higher grade fuels such as diesel and ethanol among ot...

Canada's sustainable goals

20 October 2011, Published under Cement News

Canada’s cement industry is well established and is a home to many of the global producers. While production has dipped in recent years, modernisation is on the minds of plant owners. Tougher environmental legislation has been introduced south of the border and Canadian producers are seeking to improve their carbon footprints in several ways.   Canada’s political fragility is causing some alarm for many economists as the country continues to see its government under pressure. Pr...