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Consistent with its Strategy 2022, LafargeHolcim announced that it will close its head offices in Paris and Zurich by the end of the year, eliminating 200 jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive. Remaining positions in Switzerland will be moved to the company’s Holderbank site and a new corporate...
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Martine Engineering helped mitigate dust emissions at the underground limestone mine of a cement production plant by implementing an innovative transfer point solution. Using a specially-designed dust control unit (DCU) to spray a surfactant onto both sides of the cargo stream during transfer onto the...
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Lafarge, Solidia Technologies Work to Reduce Environmental Footprint

Lafarge signed a partnership agreement with the U.S. start-up Solidia Technologies to industrialize an innovative technology that could reduce the environmental footprint of pre-cast concrete. The technology allows lower CO2 emissions in the cement production process, and involves the capture of CO2 in precast concrete manufacturing. Overall, CO2 emissions could be reduced by up to 70 percent.

As part of the agreement, Lafarge will work with Solidia to demonstrate feasibility of commercial-scale production in the first half of 2014. The two companies will collaborate to market the technology as a new solution for the precast sector.

This partnership illustrates Lafarge’s commitment to bring to the market innovative solutions contributing to building better cities. Lafarge Research Center, the world’s leading research facility in building materials, holds a portfolio of more than 1,000 patents, which has tripled since 2005.

The company has been working for over 20 years to reduce its environmental footprint and in particular, its CO2 emissions. These have been reduced by nearly 25 percent per ton of cement since 1990.

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