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ArcelorMittal Mining Canada awarded grant for LNG project

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ArcelorMittal Mining Canada has announced that it has been awarded a grant worth CAN$4.5 million from the Québec government to enable its pellet plant to use a larger proportion of alternative fuels.

One of the company’s two production lines at its pellet plant in Port-Cartier, Canada, will be funded by the grant. This will enable the furnace to cook pellet using LNG and a decreased amount of conventional fuel oil.

The CEO of ArcelorMittal Mining Canada, Pierre Lapointe, said: “We are very happy to be able to count on the support of the government of Québec to set up this pilot project at our pellet plant at Port-Cartier. The project aims to convert part of the manufacturing process at the company’s pellet plant in Port-Cartier to using LNG, resulting in reductions in greenhouse gas emissions of more than 30% compared with oil-based fuel, while also significantly reducing emissions of sulfur and other pollutants.

“ArcelorMittal Mining Canada recognises the importance of the LNG sector for the future of our company and we are also very proud to be able to participate in this fundamental project for Côte-Nord.”

The grant comes as part of the Québec government’s 2013 – 2020 Action Plan on climate change, which aims to improve both the carbon balance and energy efficiency of businesses in the province.

Minister Arcand added that the Plan Nord region’s emerging LNG sector would be supported by the government’s grant for the project.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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