McInnis Cement Update

McInnis-150The Ambitious Port-Daniel-Gascons Project Remains On Track Despite Controversy.

By Josie Smith

As reported in the Cement America’s January 2014 feature, “McInnis Cement Thinks Big,” McInnis Cement announced financing and receipt of final permits to spur 2014–2016 construction of a 2 million-2.5 million tpy plant and marine terminal in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Quebec, Canada.

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Have a Cup of Fuel

AltFuelsLeadImage-150At Lafarge, Used K-Cups Pack a Second Life as an Alternative Fuel.

By Josie Smith

Lafarge Canada Inc. and Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc. have partnered to reduce the environmental footprint of both organizations by replacing a portion of Lafarge’s fossil fuel energy at the Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, cement plant with 70,000 lb. annually of used K-Cup coffee and tea packs.


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From Regulation to Innovation

InnovationLeadImage-150Using Monitoring Data to Transform Rules into Opportunities.

By Michael Corvese

Cement producers – especially those operating in the United States and Europe – are subject to a broad range of environmental regulation. In September 2015, U.S. cement producers will face a new series of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, which includes emissions limits and maximum achievable control technology (MACT) requirements, comes into effect.


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