Lafarge Canada has fully converted cement production at its plant in Brookfield, Nova Scotia, to a greener portfolio.
The company says it will end the production of general use (GU) cement at the Brookfield Cement Plant and switch to reduced carbon portland limestone cement under its eco-efficient alternative brand OneCem. According to Lafarge, OneCem presents up to 10% lower CO2 emissions while offering the same durability and performance.
“We are excited to take our plant to the next level of decarbonization," Travis Smith, Plant Manager, Brookfield Cement Plant, said. "Our teams on the ground have been successfully showcasing our company’s values of passion, collaboration, and grit, and we couldn’t be prouder. This is a very important milestone in our Net-Zero journey in Nova Scotia and in Canada as a whole.”
Brookfield marks Lafarge’s third cement plant and the first Atlantic market plant to be converted this year, following the Bath Cement Plant in Ontario in June and the Richmond Cement Plant in British Columbia in March.
Over the last four years, Lafarge Canada has avoided some 140,000 metric tons of CO2 by convering from GU to OneCem at the plants across the country, company officials say.
Since 2011, Lafarge has produced more than 6 million metric tons of OneCem across Canada.