Lafarge Canada Inc., partners invests $8 million in innovative low carbon fuels at its Bath cement plant

Lafarge Canada Inc., partners invests $8 million in innovative low carbon 
fuels at its Bath cement plant 
BATH, ON, May 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Lafarge Canada Inc, Natural Resources 
Canada, the Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy and Carbon 
Management Canada announced today that they are joining forces and investing 
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 intends to produce low emission, low carbon 
fuels from local supplies such as construction and demolition site debris 
(wood based), railway ties, and other energy containing materials that aren't 
presently recycled. The results of this full-scale demonstration program will 
enable the Canadian cement industry to adopt low carbon fuels faster, making 
the industry more competitive while providing better local value to local 
communities and, importantly, reducing carbon emissions. 
"Our commitment is to build better cities and communities. Being a responsible 
neighbour and sustainable partner in the community where we live, work and 
raise our families is part our core values," said Bob Cartmel, President and 
Chief Executive Officer in Eastern Canada for Lafarge Canada Inc. "We are 
delighted to bring this world class demonstration initiative to the Canadian 
cement industry. We believe that this project is exactly in line with our 
mission of building better cities by lowering our carbon footprint, making use 
of local fuel supplies, and creating local sustainable jobs. 
In meeting Canada's extensive infrastructure needs, the Canadian cement 
industry currently emits about 3.8% of the country's carbon dioxide (CO(2)) 
emissions and about 30-40% of those emissions are due to fossil fuel use. With 
the help of its partners, Lafarge Canada's project will enable the Bath cement 
plant to use renewable, low carbon fuels that can be found locally, reducing 
its own greenhouse gas emissions, making use of materials that our cities and 
towns don't currently reuse, and offer a sustainable alternative to the 
industry at large. 
Carbon Management Canada (CMC), a network of Centres of Excellence that 
supports research to reduce CO(2) emissions, is funding Dr. Mabee, Dr. 
Pollard, and their team's 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. 
"We will be measuring the impact of low carbon fuels in a real kiln, in a real 
plant, making real cement, said Dr. Warren Mabee, director of Queen's 
University Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy and lead investigator 
on the joint project with Lafarge Canada. "This project will give us a very 
good sense of how these fuels will perform in the real world." 
Natural Resources Canada is awarding $2.68 million to Lafarge Canada to 
construct this full-scale demonstration plant. 
"Through the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative, our Government is investing in 
innovative clean energy technologies that create jobs, generate new economic 
opportunities and protect the environment," said the Honourable Joe Oliver, 
Canada's Minister of Natural Resources. "This program demonstrates our 
tangible support for energy projects that drive energy innovation." 
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. 
Lafarge Canada Inc. is Canada's largest provider of solutions to the 
construction and development industry. With more than 6000 employees across 
Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better 
cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their 
families along with the infrastructure that supports their communities such as 
roads, bridges, transportation links, water, and waste management benefit from 
the solutions provided by Lafarge. 
Through our Sustainability Ambitions for 2020, Lafarge is committed to 
providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving 
the environment in and around its operations. At locations across Canada, we 
have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native 
plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used 
in our operations. More information is available on Lafarge Canada's website: 
Carbon Management Canada is a network of Centres of Excellence supported by 
federal and provincial governments as well as industry. CMC is a community of 
more than 140 researchers, industry and government practitioners with the 
vision, commitment and enthusiasm needed to reduce CO2 emissions in the fossil 
energy industry and other large stationary emitters to zero. 
CONTACT Anne-Julie Gratton Lafarge Canada Inc. 514.715.8698  
Ruth Klinkhammer, Carbon Management Canada 403.210.7879  
SOURCE: Lafarge Canada Inc. 
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