Lafarge Plant Receives Green Light for Alternative Fuel

A controversial plan to allow Lafarge Canada’s Brookfield, Nova Scotia, cement plant to burn tires as fuel was issued industrial approval by the province’s environment department, reported the Ottawa Citizen. The company is allowed to conduct a one-year pilot project to incinerate tires at the plant, but must monitor air quality at regular intervals when the kiln is operating as well…

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PCA Recognizes Associate Members’ Accomplishments

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of its inaugural Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Awards, which recognizes associate members’ accomplishments in the advancement of cement manufacturing over the previous year. Associate members are suppliers, engineers and consultants that support cement companies in the production of high-quality cement in the most energy-efficient and environmentally sound way possible.

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July Cement Shipments Jump 9.4 Percent

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in July 2018 were about 9.3 million metric tons (Mt), up by 9.4 percent from shipments in July 2017, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through July totaled about 55.2 Mt, up by 3.8 percent from those for the…

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