Cemex global mixer fleet paces carbon emissions reduction goals

A full electric mixer truck prototype, the first engineered for the Cemex Middle East fleet, rolled into Dubai, host of the United Nations COP 28 climate talks and home to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest reinforced concrete building.

The parent company of Cemex USA reports enterprise-wide deployment of 1,000-plus concrete mixer trucks running on lower carbon alternatives to conventional diesel fuel, including petro-free renewable diesel, compressed natural gas and battery electric power. Heavy-duty truck investments over the last two years have resulted in a carbon dioxide emissions reduction of approximately 5 percent from the Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.-owned fleet. Against a 2020 baseline, that metric aligns with a corporate commitment to reduce third-party transport emissions by 30 percent through 2030.

“Our net-zero transition is supported by proven and readily available lower-carbon technologies that guarantee that we meet our short and medium-term decarbonization commitments,” says Cemex CEO Fernando González. “At the same time, we remain at the forefront of innovation and emerging transportation technologies so we can achieve our ultimate goal of becoming a net-zero CO company by 2050.”

Earlier this year, Volvo Trucks delivered Cemex a mixer truck billed as the world’s first fully electric and zero emission vehicle in its class. The producer has also completed several multi-country pilots using full electric concrete mixer trucks.