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SWITCH Open Meeting - January 2020 - Robert Cumming

  • 17 Jan 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Seaway Venture Club, 310 Bagot St., Kingston ON


Join Kingston's sustainable energy community at this free meeting featuring a presentation by a sustainable energy expert, introductions, sector news, networking, and refreshments.  Please bring your own mug.

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Robert Cumming, Lafarge

 Mineralization, The Next Big Thing in Carbon Reduction

(that you may never have heard of)

  • In addition to updates on Low Carbon Fuels for the cement industry, recent exciting climate change solutions relying on mineralization are on the verge of commercial development.  
  • The chemistry of mineralization will be explained along with an overview of current global projects. 
  •  Barriers to adoption will be presented along with a new carbon content system ("CarbonStarTM ") as an important element in changing building material design policies.  

Rob Cumming is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience in engineering, environment, and public affairs in the industrial sector.  He is the Head of Environment & Public Affairs for Lafarge Canada (East), encompassing over 250 operational sites. He leads Lafarge Canada's carbon strategy including over involvement in over 15 innovative projects, active support and participation in 5 Provinces with evolving carbon pricing systems, and partnerships with leading Academic Institutions and environmental NGOs. 

Personal Twitter contact @RHC52 and my company's is @Lafarge_Canada

For more info: here.

For Full Presentation: here.

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New Location: 

Seaway Venture Club

310 Bagot St., 

Kingston, ON


The closest parking area is the Springer Memorial lot with payment needed as of 9:30.  

Springer Memorial Lot, 140 Queen St.

Pay via or or at a parking kiosk machine.

Other lot locations please check; City of Kingston parking lots .


Contact SWITCH: Mailing Address:

SWITCH Ontario

c/o Kingston Economic Development Corporation

420 - 366 King St. E., Kingston, Ontario, K7K 6Y3

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