Sources: Buzzi Unicem USA, Bethlehem, Pa.; CP staff
Consistent with corporate environmental management and Portland Cement Association Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality goals, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Co. CEO Massimo Toso has announced a transition from ASTM C150 Types I and II portland cement production to C595 Type IL, or portland-limestone cement.
“The conversion begins with our plants in Cape Girardeau and Festus, Missouri; Greencastle, Indiana; Maryneal, Texas; and Pryor, Oklahoma, by the end of Q1 2022. Alamo Cement in San Antonio, Texas, will complete its transition by mid-2022, followed by our Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant in Q3. And finally, our Stockertown, Pennsylvania, plant will fully convert by year end,” he says. “Type IL cement can reduce carbon dioxide emissions up to 15 percent in comparison with traditional cement. With these changes, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement are supporting the cement industry’s goal of reducing carbon emission intensity.”
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