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Certarus inks deal with Lafarge Canada to provide CNG to Lake Huron facility


June 22, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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Lafarge Canada has signed a new long-term contract with Certarus to deliver compressed natural gas (CNG) to its facility on the north shore of Lake Huron in Ontario.

“In our ongoing efforts to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities, we are focusing on improving the sustainability of our business, and that includes making smarter choices about the fuels we use to produce our products,” said David Redfern, CEO Eastern Canada, Lafarge. “Certarus offers a mobile energy solution that delivers low carbon CNG directly to our facility on the north shore of Lake Huron so that we can replace propane in our industrial dryers and reduce the carbon footprint of our operations.”

The move is part of an expansion by Certarus in Northern Ontario that includes two long-term contracts (with Lafarge and EACOM Timber) and Lakeshore Natural Gas to source and deliver the CNG. Certarus has also signed a MOU with five remote municipalities.

By compressing and transporting natural gas, Certarus offers a mobile energy distribution service that allows remote bulk fuel customers without pipeline access to reduce dependency on propane and diesel and benefit from lower operational costs and reduced GHG emissions. As businesses and communities increasingly look for more cost-effective solutions to improve their environmental performance, Certarus’ end-to-end solutions offer a quick and easy way to transition to low carbon fuel.

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“Our ability to safely and reliably deliver low carbon energy wherever our customers need it places us in a unique position to accelerate the energy transition. Lack of pipeline access has historically left remote operators with few options that resulted in higher energy costs and emissions. Our mobile energy distribution capability offers our customers a clean and cost-effective solution that can scale up with demand to provide energy security and price predictability,” said Curtis Philippon, CEO and president, Certarus.

“Our municipalities are confident that we have found a trusted and well-established gas supply partner in Certarus. That brings us one step closer to delivering critical energy for underserviced communities in the north,” said Daryl Skworchinski, CAO for the Town of Marathon, Ont.