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Lafarge alternative fuels project paying off


June 17, 2015
By Andrew Macklin

June 17, 2015 – The alternative fuels project at Lafarge’s Bath, Ont. cement production plant is providing significant positive results at the midway point of the project.

According to a story from KingstonRegion.com, the program has already seen a 70 per cent reduction in carbon emissions for every ton of coal replaced.

Initiated in 2013, the tests are looking at the impact of replacing 10 per cent of the coal and used at the plant with non-recyclable materials. Those materials include railway ties, roofing shingles and construction/demolition debris.

While the initial tests, being run in cooperation with Queen’s University and several environmental groups, showed no increase in emissions, the 70 per cent reduction in carbon emissions was a very welcome result.

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To read Rock to Road’s initial report on the Lafarge Bath project, which appeared in our September/October 2013 edition, CLICK HERE.