Lafarge Canada announced a partnership with CarbiCrete, a climate tech company at the forefront of eco-friendly construction solutions. This collaboration emphasizes sustainability, innovation, and the transformation of waste into a valuable resource.

Lafarge’s St. Constant – Montreal East manufacturing cluster is at the forefront of this initiative. The Lafarge team will process the material used in the CarbiCrete manufacturing process, a byproduct of the steel industry, which often goes to landfills but is now repurposed as a vital ingredient in CarbiCrete’s carbon-negative concrete block technology.

“We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and leading the way in sustainable construction,” said Andrew Stewart, vice president of Cement at Lafarge Canada (East). “Our partnership with CarbiCrete is a testament to our dedication to offering sustainable solutions and actively participating in the circular economy.”

CarbiCrete’s patented slag-based process involves curing concrete blocks with carbon dioxide, which is mineralized and permanently removed from the atmosphere.

The company’s technology is currently being used by Canadian hardscape manufacturer Patio Drummond to produce carbon-negative blocks in Drummondville, Quebec.

“Collaborating with Lafarge allows us to leverage long-established infrastructure and years of expertise in processing steel-related byproducts,” said CarbiCrete CEO Chris Stern. “This enables us to make an immediate climate impact as we scale the deployment of our technology which reduces embodied carbon in concrete by both avoiding emissions and removing carbon through mineralization.”

Featured image: (L to R) Philippe Girardin, co-owner of Patio Drummond, Chris Stern, CEO of CarbiCrete, and Vincent Boulay, district sales manager, Quebec and Atlantic at Lafarge Canada. (CarbiCrete)

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