Votorantim Cimentos and CDPQ Close Transaction to Combine Cement Operations in North America

St. Marys Cement Inc. and McInnis Cement to begin jointly manufacturing, distributing and selling cement in Canada and the United States TORONTO and MONTREAL and SÃO PAULO, Brazil, April 30, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – Votorantim Cimentos, the seventh largest cement producer in the world, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a long-term institutional investor, announced today that they have completed the…

St Marys Cement to reduce Sulphur Dioxide SO2 emissions by over 90% with Canada’s First Cement Plant Wet Scrubber

(Bowmanville, Ontario March 31, 2021) The installation and commissioning of a new wet scrubber at St Marys Cement plant in Bowmanville will result in a significant decrease in emissions. This is the first wet scrubber installed at a cement plant in Canada. The water injection technology washes out and scrubs pollutants from the outlet airstream of…

Lehigh Cement develops ECOCEM®PLUS, a sustainable blended Portland-limestone Cement (PLC) for the Canadian Prairies

Lehigh Hanson is pleased to announce the launch of EcoCem®PLUS at its Edmonton cement plant in Alberta, Canada. EcoCem®PLUS is an innovative blended Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) available in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Lehigh’s latest cement product provides strength and durability while significantly reducing the carbon footprint in concrete. Read the news release 

Project CO2MENT Rolls On in Spite of 2020’s Challenges -- Lafarge Canada, Svante, and Total keep carbon capture and reutilization a priority with the completion of Phase II

January 20, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time — CALGARY, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lafarge Canada Inc. (Lafarge), Svante Inc. (Svante), and Total S.A. (Total) have reached a major milestone of Project CO2MENT, a first of its kind partnership to capture industrial levels of CO2 emissions from a cement plant. The multi-phase project celebrates the completion of Phase II,…

Cement Association of Canada applauds Ontario government’s commitment to support industries in phasing out coal use

Ottawa, December 7, 2020 — The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) applauds the  Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, and the Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, for prioritizing support of Ontario industries’ efforts to reduce and phase out the use of coal as part of the government’s Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.…

As seen in Construction Canada -- Concrete's Path to Net-zero

The Path to Zero, Concrete’s role in decarbonizing the built environment By Adam Auer When it comes to strategies for addressing climate change, it is unsurprising buildings are taking centre stage. Globally, the construction, operation, and decommissioning of buildings and infrastructure account for approximately 40 per cent of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Three-quarters of…

ECOPact - The Green Concrete - launches in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 6, 2020 /CNW/ – Following its rollout in Europe and the US, Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact, the industry’s broadest range of green concrete, delivering high-performing, sustainable and circular benefits with the opportunity to reuse materials in construction. This introduction is an essential component of the company’s strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular…

Concrete – the world’s most widely used material – targets carbon neutral future

Concrete – the world’s most widely used material – targets carbon neutral future Industry outlines ‘2050 climate ambition’ to tackle global challenge The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) today unveiled its Climate Ambition on behalf of its member companies. This is an important first, signaling to the world our industry’s historic commitment to carbon…

Canadian Cement and Concrete Industry Applauds World’s Historic Commitment to Concrete Carbon Neutrality

The following statement was issued by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada, in response to news of the Global Cement and Concrete Industry’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. Today’s historic commitment by world leaders of cement and concrete producers to carbon neutrality is an important step forward in the…

Cement and concrete industry calls on federal government to prioritize strategic spending to provide needed boost for municipal infrastructure projects

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN CANADA Ottawa, May 28, 2020 – Heads of Canada’s cement and concrete industry today released a Joint Declaration calling on the federal government to prioritize construction and strategic infrastructure spending to help boost Canada’s economic recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. “A successful economic recovery will…