Lafarge: coffee pods to power cement plant

08 August 2014

Lafarge Canada is to burn used coffee packs as a replacement for some of the fossil fuels at a cement plant in British Columbia.

The partnership with Van Houtte Coffee Services is designed to reduce the environmental footprints of both companies. The used ‘K-Cup’ packs will be diverted from landfill and used to replace some of the fossil fuels at the Kamloops plant.

K-Cup packs have been specifically identified and permitted as an alternative fuel for the plant and are being collected by Van Houtte Coffee Services from commercial accounts in the interior of British Columbia. Lafarge is also welcoming the public to drop off used K-Cup packs at the plant.

“As part of its worldwide sustainability ambitions to minimise fossil fuel use and their related greenhouse gas emissions, Lafarge is proud to be the recipient of used K-Cup packs which are helping manufacture a critical building material,” said Bob Cooper, Lafarge’s vice president of cement in western Canada.

“The partnership between Lafarge and Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc. is a great example of what is possible when like-minded companies start working together towards a common environmental goal,” said Morten Schroder, district manager British Columbia at Van Houtte Coffee Services.

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