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Lafarge Canada set for next phase of AF project

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada is about to commence the next phase of a project to test the suitability of a variety of alternative fuels, the Kingston Whig-Standard reports. In conjunction with researchers from Queen's University, Ontario, the company has already examined the use of a number of materials, including railway ties, telephone poles, construction and demolition debris, shingles, paper sludge and coated cardboard. In the next phase, tests will be carried out with household goods, non-recyc...

Canada: Ontario's Climate Action plan is welcomed by CAC

09 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) in a statement congratulates the Ontario government and the leadership being shown by Premier Wynne and Minister Murray on the release of its world-leading Climate Action Plan. The CAC believes that this plan will help ensure that Ontario meets and exceeds its 2020, 2030 and 2050 GHG reduction targets. "Furthering its leadership in phasing out coal from the electricity sector, the Wynne government is now enabling emissions-intensive trade-exposed (EIT...

European Commission gives green light to HeidelbergCement's Italcementi acquisition

27 May 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has received clearance from the European Commission for the acquisition of Italcementi. The European authority accepts the proposed divestment of operations in Belgium, i.e. Italcementi’s local subsidiary Compagnie des Cements Belges SA (CCB), to avoid anti-competition issues in Europe. “We are very pleased with the positive decision of the European Commission”, says Dr Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. “This decision is an important mil...

Cement Association of Canada registers CSA Group's first EPD

24 March 2016, Published under Cement News

CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development and testing and certification services, has had its first environmental product declaration (EPD) registered by the Cement Association of Canada for general use (GU) and portland-limestone (GUL) cements. EPDs provide a standard way to communicate the environmental impact of available products and as such are an important part of the life cycle assessment of a building. EPDs can measure environmental impacts from raw material ext...

Canada cement production down 12.2% MoM

18 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement manufacturers in Canada produced 1.11Mt of cement products in November, down 12.2 per cent from October, according to the country's national statistical agency. Data from Statistics Canada show domestic cement shipments fell 15 per cent from October to 1.08Mt in November. Including imports, shipments were down 19.9 per cent to 1.10Mt.

Canada: climate agenda presents economic opportunity

22 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Canada has seen a real softening in its cement market with major cement companies seeing an annual fall of 15-16 per cent, according to Michael McSweeney, president and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC). Nevertheless, further challenges remain ahead. During his presentation at the Cemtech Americas conference, held at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, USA, from 7-10 December 2015, Mr McSweeney said the industry was “on the cusp of significant efforts towards transitioning...

McInnis Cement signs workforce recruitment partnership

22 October 2015, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement and Emplois Compétences have announced the signing of a partnership agreement for the recruitment and development of the local workforce for the cement plant at Port-Daniel-Gascons. Emplois Compétences opened its offices on 13 October in Port-Daniel-Gascons to support McInnis Cement in the recruitment of all employees. The positions to be filled are varied and include executives and professionals for technical, industrial and operational positions. “From our new office in Po...

Canada: McInnis seeks tax agreement for port facility

04 September 2015, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement wants a tax stabilisation agreement for a US$40m distribution centre to be built at the Port of Providence. The City Council will consider a "bifurcated" tax stabilisation agreement for McInnis USA Inc, an offshoot of McInnis Cement headquartered in the Canadian Maritime province of New Brunswick, according to City Council President Luis Aponte. The cement company wants to divide a 12-year agreement into two parts - one pertaining to the real estate it wants to buy in the po...

McInnis Cement and ACF - St Elzear sign biomass agreement

29 June 2015, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement and the Forestry Cooperative Association- St Elzear (ACF- St Elzear ) have signed a cooperative agreement to study the feasibility of using forest biomass as an auxiliary fuel for the cement plant under construction in Port-Daniel - Gascons . "We are pleased to establish this collaboration with the region's forest industry, in line with our GHG reduction plan," said Christian Gagnon , president and CEO of McInnis Cement. "Any operations that result from this agreeme...

Holcim and Lafarge seal binding deal with CRH

27 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge and Holcim have now entered a binding agreement with CRH regarding the sale of several assets with an enterprise value of EUR6.5bn. As announced in February 2015, the assets include operations mainly in Europe, Canada, Brazil and the Philippines (see below). The acquisition remains conditional upon successful completion of the merger of Lafarge and Holcim as well as the completion of local asset reorganisations. The acquisition is expected to complete in the second half of 2015. ...