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Progressive Planet partners with Lafarge Canada to reduce the carbon footprint of cement

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Lafarge will be Progressive Planet's exclusive cement industry partner in testing and implementing PozGlass into cement products.

KAMLOOPS — Progressive Planet sinned a non-binding MOU on March 13, with Lafarge Canada Inc., Canada’s largest cement producer, to explore a solution expected to decrease the carbon footprint of cement.

Under the MOU, Lafarge and Progressive Planet will explore an agreement that will see Lafarge purchase all the PozGlass produced by Progressive Planet’s pilot plant, based in Kamloops, BC. The pilot plant is expected to begin construction in 2023 and be operational in 2024. Lafarge will test the commercial possibilities of PozGlass™ 100G, the Progressive Planet innovation made of recycled consumer glass.

Lafarge will be Progressive Planet’s exclusive cement industry partner in testing and implementing PozGlass into cement products.

“Lafarge is at the forefront of green building solutions and the potential addition of PozGlass to reduce the global warming potential of cement is very promising,” said Brad Kohl, President and CEO of Lafarge Western Canada. “We are excited to provide technical guidance and support to Progressive Planet as they move through design, construction and operation of their Pilot Plant to show PozGlass can meet industry performance expectations and be produced at industrial scale.”

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