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How do you make concrete more environmentally friendly? CBC News · Posted: Jun 17, 2021 2:22 PM ET | Last Updated: 6 hours ago

How do you make concrete more environmentally friendly?   We’re addicted to concrete. It’s all around us — in our sidewalks, houses, schools and hospitals, all of which makes it the most widely used human-made material on Earth. Concrete is expected to contribute 12 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, thanks in large part…

Government of Canada and Cement Association of Canada announce partnership to advance global leadership in low-carbon concrete production

Resulting roadmap will help the sector reach net-zero carbon concrete by 2050. May 31, 2021 – Shawinigan, Quebec – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Science, research and innovation are playing a key role in Canada’s move toward a cleaner and stronger economy and in our fight against climate change. Working with industry—including the cement…

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…