PCA opens virtual Sustainability Summit to all Roadmap stakeholders

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

The Portland Cement Association Sustainability Summit, presented August 22-24 from 10 a.m. to Noon via Zoom, will feature member company representatives and industry or government agency allies addressing the five PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality pillars: Clinker, Cement, Concrete, Construction, Carbonation. Open to all stakeholders and interested parties, registration can be obtained here for each day’s sessions: 

August 22nd
Opening (10-11 a.m.)
• Introduction – PCA CEO Mike Ireland
• Washington, D.C. Policy – Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Andrew Mayock
• Industry Insight – PCA Climate and Sustainability Chairs Massimo Toso and Eric Holard

Clinker  (11 a.m.-Noon) 
• Introduction – Clinker Task Group Leader Adam Swercheck
• Carbon Capture, Utilization, Storage Panel Discussion

– Danielle Flagg, Sargent Lundy
– Andrew Baxter, Chart Industries
– Corwyn Bruce, Heidelberg Materials

• Technoeconomic Analysis of CO2 Capture Cement Plant Retrofit – Eric Grol, NETL
• National Carbon Capture Center Update – Frank Morton

August 23rd
Cement (10-11 a.m.)
• Introduction – Cement Task Group Leader Nick Popoff 
• Optimizing PLCs and other Blended Cements – Oregon State University Professor Jason Weiss
• Harvesting Fly Ash for Beneficial Use – Ross Gorman, SEFA Group
• Decarbonizing Cement and Concrete Sector – Radhika Lalit, Mission Possible Partnership 

Concrete (11 a.m.-Noon)
• Introduction – Concrete Task Group Leader Jim Mack
• Panel: Concrete Industry Drive to Net Zero Carbon/Segment Sustainability Initiatives

– National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Lionel Lemay
– American Concrete Pavement Association, Eric Ferrebee
– American Concrete Pipe Association, Trygve Hoff
– Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Amy Trygestad
– Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Edith Gallandorm

August 24
Construction (10-11 a.m.): 
• Introduction – Construction Task Group Leader David Perkins
• Contractors Commitment to Sustainability – Steven Burke, Consigli Construction Co. 
• Reducing Carbon on the Project Site: Case Studies – Kimberly Martin, Keller Inc.; Robert Nussmeier, Baker Concrete

Carbonation (11-11:40 a.m.)
• Introduction – Carbonation Task Group Leader Gina Lotito
• MIT Carbonation Research Update – CSHub Director Hessam AzariJafari
• NIST Low Carbon Cements and Concrete Consortium Update – Maria Knake, NIST

Summit Closeout (11:40 a.m.-Noon) 
PCA Roadmap Update: Progress Review – Lindsey Geiger