Through their Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, Portland Cement Association members have committed to developing cutting-edge methods to reduce carbon dioxide emissions associated with clinker production and finishing—all while continuing to deliver premium ASTM C 150 output. Such efforts are being tracked on www.CementProgress.com, a new microsite highlighting the industry’s advancements and oriented around the Roadmap pillars of Clinker, Cement, Concrete, Construction and Carbonation.
From powering kilns using pistachio shell-derived fuel to sending streams of captured carbon through algae bio-reactors, U.S. cement operators are finding innovative ways to reduce the release of CO2 and continue to push the production efficiency envelope. While cement is often cited as one of the hardest but most important sectors to decarbonize, CementProgress.com showcases how the industry is making its carbon neutrality ambitions a reality.
The Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality offers a pathway to cut emissions across the entire cement-concrete-construction value chain. Sector innovations and advancements shown in CementProgress.com offer proof that the Roadmap is effective, and galvanize a coordinated, collaborative response among PCA members and downstream parties throughout public and private building and heavy/civil construction.