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 as monitor groundwater and surface water in the area.

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HeidelbergCement, BirdLife International Renew Partnership

After six fruitful years of collaboration, HeidelbergCement and BirdLife International have renewed their global partnership, which is based on shared values of promoting biodiversity while using natural resources sustainably.

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Cemex, B Strong Ride Showcase ‘Safer Roads Together'

Cemex USA teamed up with the annual Celestial Seasonings B Strong Ride in Boulder, Colo., to increase safety awareness on the streets while also fundraising for two local organizations. The cycling event had more than 800 cyclists bike on four routes through Boulder County.

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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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