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Lafarge, partners invest $8 million in low carbon fuels at cement plant

Ontario plant will use renewable, locally-procured, low carbon fuels to cut GHG emissions.


May 6, 2013
by PLANT STAFF

BATH, Ont. — Lafarge Canada Inc. and partners are investing $8 million in a project that will use local surplus materials to power the company’s cement plantin Bath, Ont.

Natural Resources Canada, the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy and Carbon Management Canada have joined forces to invest more than $8 million to develop innovative solutions to power Lafarge Canada’s cement plant in Bath, Ontario, by re-using local surplus materials as low carbon fuels.

This multi-partner initiative also involving Natural Resources Canada, the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy and Carbon Management Canada, intend to produce low emission, low carbon fuels from local wood-based supplies such as construction and demolition site debris, railway ties and materials that aren’t recycled.

Carbon Management Canada (CMC), a network of Centres of Excellence that supports research to reduce CO2emissions, is funding low carbon fuel research with a $400,000 grant over three years.

Queen’s University will evaluate the life cycle benefits of low carbon fuels in the cement industry as well as in-depth validation of expected emission reductions

Natural Resources Canada is investing $2.68 million to construct this full-scale demonstration plant.

Other project partners include Pollution Probe, WWF Canada, Queen’s University, the Cement Association of Canada, Mesa Bioenergy, Scott Environmental, and Rail Link, a Metis company.