Lafarge Canada Achieves 100% Low Carbon Cement Production - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  July 27, 2023

Lafarge Canada Converts to 100% Low-Carbon Cement Production

Lafarge Canada, a member of Holcim Group and a sustainable building solutions company, announced its conversion to the production of 100% ECOPlanet cement at its Richmond Cement Plant. 

ECOPlanet is Holcim’s brand of low-carbon cement and offers a minimum 30% reduction in CO2 emissions per ton in comparison to ordinary portland cement.

“This is a proud moment for our organization," says Brad Kohl, president and CEO of Lafarge Canada (West), in a statement. “This conversion in Lafarge’s Western Canada division highlights our strong commitment to accelerating green growth. As leaders in sustainable building solutions, we take pride in having a positive impact on building solutions across its lifecycle without compromising the quality and long-term durability of our products."

The Richmond plant achieved a significant milestone by completing conversion of the cement plant's production. This accomplishment exemplifies the company's decarbonization strategy and makes it the first cement plant within the Holcim Group worldwide to qualify 100% of its cement production as ECOPlanet.

The Government of BC and CleanBC Industry Fund have been instrumental in facilitating Lafarge's decarbonization projects efficiently. Through the Innovation Accelerator Fund, the Richmond Plant received funding to assist with the addition of supplementary cementitious materials to cement, which has been key to decreasing GHG gases per ton of cement produced onsite.



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