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Lafarge Canada launches new lower-carbon fuel system

24 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has launched a lower-carbon fuel system (LCF) system at its Richmond facility, with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become the most carbon-efficient cement plant in the country. It will also help minimise landfill waste, specifically non-recyclable plastics that are creating a backlog for municipalities across Canada, according to a press release. The fuel handling and delivery system is expected to replace up to 50 per cent of the plant’s fossil fuel use with ...

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...

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...

Nova Scotia approves tyre burning pilot

07 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia has approved a pilot project to burn tyres in the cement kilns of Lafarge Canada’s Brookfield plant. The province will pay the cement producer around CAD105 (US$80.87)/t to a maximum of CAD2100/day, or 20tpd, during the one-year project.  However, the step has drawn the ire of environmental groups and recycling companies. Mike Chassie, the vice-president of C and D Recycling, said his Halifax firm is losing a third of its supply of about 1m tyres a...

Lafarge Canada awards long-term charter to NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers

29 June 2017, Published under Cement News

NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers Ltd announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary NACC Shipping Canada Ltd has been awarded a long-term time charter agreement with Lafarge Canada Inc, for the provision of a modern pneumatic cement carrier early in 2018.  To create the new cement carrier, a modern bulk carrier owned by NACC will be converted into a state-of the-art and energy efficient pneumatic cement carrier. The converted cement carrier will have maximum cargo deadweight in excess of 12,500t.  ...

Canada: Lafarge improving environmental impact

13 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has completed a CAD20m (US$15.3m) modernisation project at its Exshaw plant in Alberta. The works focussed on improving the plant’s environmental impact but also nearly doubled output from 1.3Mta to 2.2Mta. The retrofit was carried out on the plant’s kiln No. 5, alongside the construction of a new state-of-the-art kiln No. 6. While completing this project, which was started in 2013, one of the plant’s older kilns had to be decommissioned.  Amongst the environmental measures put...

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...

Lafarge reaches major expansion milestone, Canada

07 December 2015, Published under Cement News

On Monday, 30 November 84 year-old Tony Levstik returned to the control room at the Exshaw Cement Plant, decommissioning the oldest of the Plant's two production lines. Mr Levstik retired from Lafarge Canada Inc in 1994. As part of its permit to expand the Lafarge plant, the company committed to shut down Kiln 4 by November 30, 2015, allowing the company to meet emissions targets established by the provincial government.  "It seemed only right that we invite Tony to shutdown the kiln. He w...

Brookfield cement plant celebrates 50 year milestone

20 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc's Brookfield, Nova Scotia cement works in Canada has celebrated its 50th anniversary, with employees, customers and the community gathering at a special event earlier this month to mark the milestone year. During the event, plant manager, Scarth MacDonnell welcomed local speakers such as Joe Ballard, President of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia to reflect on the plant's contribution to the built environment in the Atlantic.  In addition, Bob Taylor, Mayor of Colchester ...

Lafarge Canada Inc (Eastern Canada) renews partnership with Earth Rangers

27 April 2015, Published under Cement News

The Eastern Canada division of Lafarge Canada Inc is partnering with Earth Rangers to bring its School Outreach Program to communities across eastern Canada again this year to inspire children to help Bring Back the Wild. Lafarge's $40,000 contribution will help expand the Earth Rangers School Outreach Program, which features live Animal Ambassadors demonstrating their amazing natural behaviours, and inspires students to take action to protect biodiversity. "Being an active partner where we...