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Lafarge Canada opens first EV charging station

16 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada (Holcim group) has announced the opening of the company’s first four electric vehicle charging stations in Canada at its Kent Ave ready-mixed concrete plant in Vancouver, British Columbia. The project was initiated in March 2022 by Lafarge’s Vancouver team with support from Lafarge Canada for secured funding of CAD50,000 (US$38,669) and an additional CAD20,000 from the CleanBC Go electric vehicle (EV) charger rebate programme administered by BC Hydro. The Kent Ave stat...

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...

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, ...

Lafarge Canada's Point Anne Quarry wins OSSGA Award

08 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada 's Point Anne Quarry in Thurlow has received the 2021 Progressive Rehabilitation Award from the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA). The award, which was presented at OSSGA’s 2022 Conference & AGM at the end of February, recognises the ongoing efforts of individual operators to progressively rehabilitate their sites in accordance with their site plans. From 2009 to 2020, Point Anne Quarry has been rehabilitating its south and west faces, which total approxi...

Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact to the Canadian market

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Following its launch in Europe and the US, Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact, an essential component of the company's strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction. ECOPact is sold at a range of low-carbon levels, with 30-70 per cent less carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Future product expansion in the coming months will allow up to 100 per cent reduction in carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Where regulatory conditions allo...

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto partner for circular economy project

19 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada, Geocycle Canada and Rio Tinto, North America’s only primary aluminium producer, are working together to reuse waste from the aluminium smelting process to make cement. The circular economy project aims to reduce the need to extract new raw materials and create more value from waste. Geocycle Canada, part of Lafarge Canada, and Rio Tinto have developed a new product, Alextra, made from spent pot liners that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Alextra is the result of years ...

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...