Lafarge research partnerships aims to cut emissions by 20 per cent

Lafarge Canada is partnering with two universities on a $2-million study on the environmental benefits of introducing lower carbon fuels to its cement plant in Exshaw, Alta., 90 kilometres west of downtown Calgary.

“Our estimates show each 20 per cent incremental replacement of natural gas at the Exshaw cement plant with lower carbon fuels could result in the elimination of nearly 75,000 tonnes per year of CO2 (carbon dioxide),” Rob Cumming, environmental director at Lafarge, said in a news release Thursday.

Cumming said the 75,000-tonne reduction equates to taking 16,000 cars off the road annually.

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News Date: January 15, 2018