Lafarge Canada Finishes Green Cement Transition - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  February 15, 2024

Lafarge Canada Finishes Green Cement Transition

Lafarge Canada, a sustainable and building solutions company, announced the completion of transitioning from the production of traditional general-use cement to OneCem®, a greener product that results in significantly lower CO2 emissions.

The transition occurred at the company's St-Constant Cement Plant in Quebec.

"We are excited to take another crucial step in our sustainability journey. The transition to OneCem production at our St-Constant plant indicates Lafarge Canada's nonstop commitment to driving positive change within our construction industry. Our teams have been engaged in reducing our products’ environmental impact by embracing greener practices and materials," said David Redfern, president & CEO of Lafarge Canada (East), in a statement.

OneCem® is a limestone blended cement manufactured using less clinker than traditional Portland cement. By converting the St-Constant Plant's production to OneCem, Lafarge Canada projects a reduction of about 60,000 tons of CO2 emissions in 2024. 

The plant has implemented initiatives such as circularity through ECOcycle, as well as collaborating with organizations like CarbiCrete and Patio Drummond to facilitate the production of zero-carbon concrete. This transition to OneCem production at the plant reinforces the company’s decarbonization strategy, widening the availability of environmentally improved options to customers.

By exclusively offering OneCem for general use from its St-Constant cement plant, Lafarge’s customers can also diminish their own carbon footprint.

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