Lafarge Canada expands renewable diesel spec to prairie fleet

After a successful demonstration in British Columbia concrete operations, Lafarge Canada Inc. is extending to its Manitoba fleet the use of renewable diesel from waste oil and fats processor 4Refuel. The migration from petroleum diesel equates to lower carbon dioxide emissions tracked in material deliveries. “Switching to renewable diesel (R50) is a significant step forward in our sustainability journey,” says…

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Inflation drives construction aggregates toward $30 billion

Sources: U.S. Geological Survey; CP staff Construction aggregate producers closed 2021 with shipments totaling 1.54 billion metric tons (mt) of crushed stone and 1 billion mt of sand & gravel, valued respectively at $19.6 billion and $10 billion, according to just-released U.S. Geological Survey figures. The estimated 2.54 billion mt of construction aggregate volume represents a 5 percent year-over-year gain.…

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Agency tracks 8 percent sand & gravel shipment gain, future supply concerns

Sources: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); Rock Products Magazine; CP staff

Construction aggregates production in 2014 reached an estimated 2.17 billion metric tons, valued at $19.8 billion and besting the prior year volume by more than 7 percent, according to the USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015 report.

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