Lafarge continues to work with the community to communicate updates on the LCF project. A Project Advisory Committee meeting was held on November 15, 2018. Committee members were updated on recent work done by the Pembina Institute and were introduced to the University of Calgary research team.
- Pembina Institute has finalized its Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Lower Carbon Fuels. The report is an independent review of the environmental implications from switching to lower carbon fuels from fossil fuels and includes assessment of
transmission, processing, and transportation effects as well as the fuel’s performance at the plant. It is publicly posted on www.lafargeexshaw.ca/reports.
- University of Calgary is currently conducting a supplemental review of the LCA to expand on its work, including developing fuel pathways, optimizing combustion, developing a guideline for safe use of lower carbon fuels, and exploring additional ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the production process.
- Lafarge’s Geocycle division is studying the availability of lower carbon fuels. Lafarge estimates needing 150,000 tonnes of alternative fuels each year. This is expected to reduce waste to landfill and create up to 100 jobs at a waste processing facility in Calgary.