TRANSPORT & STORAGE

The Lower Carbon Fuels Research Project will identify how to safely store fuels at the plant, potential truck or rail traffic changes and options for pre-processing on site.

Conceptual Plant Layout

These 3D renderings show a new proposed storage facility and equipment placement option for consideration.

Early-Stage Estimates for Truck Traffic

Lafarge has developed early-stage estimates for the number of delivery trucks associated with the two future phases of the proposed fuel changes. Additional work will be done to put these changes into context of total local traffic patterns and exploring rail delivery in future years as an alternative.

Phase 1 (50% Substitution in Precalciner):

  • Clinker production: 1.35 MT
  • LCF substitution: 50% of total kiln fuel
  • LCF calorific value: 18 GJ/T
  • Total LCF consumption: 125,000 T
  • Days of operations: 330 days
  • Truck load: 25T/truck
  • Inbound trucks/day: 15

Phase 2 (50% Substitution in Precalciner + 30% Substitution in Main Burner):

  • Clinker production: 1.35 MT
  • LCF substitution: 80% of total kiln fuel
  • LCF calorific value: 18 GJ/T
  • Total LCF consumption: 200,000 T
  • Days of operations: 330 days
  • Truck load: 25T/truck
  • Inbound trucks/day: 24