November Cement Shipments Jump 8 Percent

Total shipments of portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in November 2016 were about 7.9 million metric tons (Mt), up by 8.2 percent from sales in November 2015, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. The leading producing states for portland and blended cement in November 2016 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Alabama, in descending order.

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Lafarge, Dalhousie University Tests Low Carbon Fuel Research on Industrial Scale

Lafarge Canada announced a partnership with Dalhousie University researcher Dr. Mark Gibson that will allow low carbon fuel research to be tested on an industrial scale. Working under a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant, this initiative will research the adoption of low carbon fuels in the cement industry. The continuing partnership between Lafarge Canada and Dalhousie’s engineering faculty will support the testing of tire derived fuel as a low carbon fuel alternative in the cement industry at the Lafarge Brookfield cement plant.

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St. Marys Cement Awarded $150M in Private Activity Bonds

Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approved St. Marys Cement’s inducement resolution, awarding approximately $150 million in private activity bonds for the expansion of the company’s Charlevoix plant, reported The Peninsula.

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