Lafarge announces partnership with UCalgary, Queen’s for research

January 15, 2018

The University of Calgary and Queen’s University, along with the Pembina Institute, will partner with Lafarge Canada Inc on a $2M multi-site, lower-carbon fuels project. The study will examine the environmental benefits of introducing lower-carbon fuels to a cement plant by researching eight lower-carbon fuels. “Our estimates show each 20 percent 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,” said Rob Cumming, Lafarge’s Environmental Director. “This is the equivalent of taking over 16,000 cars off the road annually. While these are preliminary estimates, this research project will assess these figures precisely and in the local context.” Lafarge Canada | Chronicle Herald