Montreal, QC – June 3, 2019 – Lafarge Canada Inc. announced today it was joining the Comité des leaders de la forêt urbaine (Urban Forestry Leaders’ Committee), created in 2018 by Soverdi and the Alliance forêt urbaine. The company thus joins visionaries like CN, the Port of Montréal, Hydro-Québec, and, more recently, TD Bank to plant some 50,000 new trees and other plants by 2022. Those thousands of plants are being introduced to improve the health of the population and make a concrete environmental gesture.
“We had already started greening the edges of the quarry by planting more than 2,000 trees since 2015 and we want to continue that initiative by committing ourselves even further”, says Nicolas Paradis, General Manager for greater Montreal. “Planting trees around our facilities improves the quality of life in our neighbourhood, by creating a visual barrier that muffles sounds, all the while minimizing the heat island phenomenon,” he adds.
VANCOUVER, BC, Canada — Tuesday, May 28, 2019 — Inventys today announced a project partnership to develop and demonstrate the first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO₂ from a cement plant while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Project CO₂MENT will demonstrate and evaluate Inventys’ CO₂ Capture System and a selection of CO₂ utilization technologies at Lafarge’s Richmond, BC, cement plant over the next four years. This project is led by Inventys in partnership with Lafarge Canada Inc., a member of the global building materials group, LafargeHolcim, and Total, a major energy company. It also received financial support from CCP (CO₂ Capture Project), the Province of B.C., and Canada’s federal government through the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
New fuel system commissioned to improve emissions, drive zero waste future
Richmond, B.C. - Lafarge Canada Inc.’s Richmond Cement Plant has launched a new and improved lower carbon fuel (LCF) system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of cement. The initiative aims to make the facility the most carbon efficient cement plant in Canada. It will also help minimize landfill waste; specifically, non-recyclable plastics that are creating a backlog for municipalities across Canada.
Lafarge’s newly commissioned fuel handling and delivery system is expected to replace up to 50 per cent of the plant’s fossil fuel use with lower carbon fuels. This rate of substitution could result in a 20 per cent reduction of combustion emissions. The project cost $28 million. Lafarge received $14 million in funding support from the British Columbia Ministry of Environment.
Lafarge is Canada's largest provider of diversified construction materials and a member of the global group, LafargeHolcim. With 6,000 employees and 350 sites across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the community’s infrastructure benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge consisting of aggregates, asphalt and paving, cement, precast concrete, ready-mix concrete and road construction.