JUNE 24, 2020 - RICHMOND, BC:Good partnerships are a critical component for our license to operate, and will guide our industry into a more sustainable future. Our latest initiative with Victoria’s Capital Regional District (CRD) on Vancouver Island has implemented a creative new solution to maximize the potential of the region’s circular economy. We’re pleased to announce a long term contract with CRD to  provide a reliable, steady and safe supply of biosolids to use as fuel in our cement manufacturing at the Richmond plant. 

Supported by the Government of BC’s CleanBC Industry Fund, our Western Canadian Geocycle team received $753,000 in funding for the capital investment in a silo designed to co-process biosolids as low carbon fuel for the Richmond cement kiln.


The silo, and associated systems, will receive, store, and feed biosolids into the kiln. Biosolids, when replacing coal, will reduce GHGs by approximately 5,000 tonnes of CO2e per year  The biosolids will also increase TSR (Thermal Substitution Rate) significantly.  Current estimates show tonnes of material per year to be co-processed at the facility.  This will enhance the capability of our new low carbon fuel system that is currently handling huge amounts of avoided landfill material.


The replacement of fossil fuels with lower carbon fuels, such as biosolids, is one of the limited number of means available to the cement sector to reduce its carbon footprint. As such, we recognize the urgency of identifying and implementing opportunities to co-process non-fossil fuel materials, thereby reducing GHG emissions and capitalizing on the circular economy. CRD has declared a "climate emergency", therefore, co-processing is one of the pillars of reducing CO2 effects from the biosolids. 

March 30, 2020: At LafargeHolcim, the health and safety of our customers and colleagues is our highest priority. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are constantly monitoring and adapting our business approach for each country, while at the same time carefully following the recommendations from  the World Health Organization  as well as the recommendations from local health authorities.

We know our customers depend on the seamless delivery of our services and we're eager to help keep your projects moving forward during this unprecedented time. While our dispatch teams are working 100% remotely, they continue to be fully accessible via the Chat feature on the ConcreteDirect app.

We’ve also been working diligently on developing  a fully contactless experience   for ALL on-site deliveries  that eliminates the need for paper exchange or signature requirements. This feature, which is currently live and ready-to-use across North America, will automatically generate all of your delivery details containing ETA and GPS location within minutes of the truck leaving the job site. Simply download the latest update of the  ConcreteDirect  app to access the contactless delivery feature. Don’t have the app? Contact your sales representative for access.

Basé sur la technologie du béton compacté au rouleau (BCR), PavamaxMD est un produit durable et abordable. Le BCR a une longue durée de vie et nécessite peu d’entretien. La haute résistance des revêtements en BCR élimine les problèmes coûteux traditionnellement associés aux revêtements en asphalte.


Our Chief Sustainability Officer Magali Anderson will speak on the '40 billion tonnes' challenge at Ethical Corporation's Business Week. The conference which is part of Reuters Events brings together CEOs and sustainability leaders every year, and is taking place virtually this June. The event is organized by the Ethical Corporation which is a leading platform for business intelligence for sustainability founded in 2001.








Utilisations :

Le BCR convient particulièrement lorsque résistance, durabilité et économie sont des exigences incontournables.

Par exemple :

  • triages intermodaux
  • entrepôts
  • installations de camionnage
  • ports
  • installations militaires
  • installations de compostage
  • mines
  • scieries
  • parcs de stockage de copeaux
  • cours de triage de billots
  • lieux d'élimination de la neige
  • installations de recyclage

Le BCR peut aussi être utilisé comme base sous un revêtement d’asphalte pour améliorer la longévité des rues et des routes