News release

Lafarge Files Application for Industrial Approval

Lafarge Canada Inc. has filed an application for an industrial approval to use tires as a low-carbon fuel.

The project is a one-year pilot for one of the company’s kilns in Brookfield, Colchester Co. It requires both an environmental assessment and an industrial approval in order to proceed.

The project received its environmental assessment approval July 6. Terms and conditions attached to the environmental assessment approval are available online at <a HREF="HTTP://novascotia.ca/nse/ea/lower-carbon-fuel-tire-derived-fuel/"> novascotia.ca/nse/ea/lower-carbon-fuel-tire-derived-fuel/</A>.

Department staff will review the application to determine whether it is complete. Once that happens, they have up to 60 days to make a decision.

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Lafarge Canada has applied for an industrial approval to use tires as a low-carbon fuel.

The project is a one-year pilot for one of the company’s kilns in Brookfield, Colchester County.

Staff at the Environment Department will review the application. Once they have determined it is complete, they will have up to sixty days to make a decision.

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