Lafarge Canada Converts Nova Scotia Cement Plant Production    - Diversified Communications

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  December 20, 2022

Lafarge Canada Converts Nova Scotia Cement Plant Production   

Lafarge Canada, a provider of sustainable and innovative building solutions, announced the completion of a transformation of the Brookfield Cement Plant’s cement production in Nova Scotia to a greener portfolio. 

The site’s production of general use cement (GU) ends and will shift to reduced carbon portland limestone cement - branded as OneCem - the company’s eco-efficient alternative. Brookfield is Lafarge’s third cement plant to be converted in 2022 and the first Atlantic Market plant to convert - the others being the Bath Cement Plant (ON) in June and the Richmond Cement Plant (BC) earlier this year, in March.

OneCem generates 10% lower CO2 emissions while providing the same performance and durability.

 “We have been steadily moving the needle forward when it comes to cement decarbonization and we will continue to honour our commitment in progressing our greener portfolio in Eastern Canada over the coming years. For us at Lafarge Canada, sustainability and profitability go together - our main goal is to keep partnering with our customers to advance sustainable construction and, at the same time, provide innovative world-class products,” said Andrew Stewart, Vice President, Cement, Lafarge Canada (East), in a statement.

The portland limestone cement, OneCem, contributes to lowering the industry’s carbon footprint not only during the manufacturing process. While cement may be as little as 11% of a concrete mix, it can account for more than 80% of all energy required to produce concrete. Across Canada, Lafarge has produced over 6 million metric tons of OneCem since 2011.




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