Policy-minded startups charter Decarbonized Cement and Concrete Alliance

Ten companies aiming to lower carbon dioxide emissions tied to cement production and finished concrete have launched a first-of-its-kind, U.S. coalition dedicated to growing awareness around policies that will accelerate the adoption of CO2-wise solutions in public construction. Founding Decarbonized Cement and Concrete Alliance (DC2) members are commercializing technologies that a) offer organic or inorganic alternatives for full or partial…

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Cemex global mixer fleet paces carbon emissions reduction goals

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…

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Cemex global mixer fleet sustains CO2 emissions descent

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff 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…

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Holcim US to add 600,000 mtpy capacity for flagship cement plant

Sources: Holcim US, Chicago; CP staff An investment upward of $100 million will raise clinker and limestone grinding capacity while improving logistics for the Holcim US Ste. Genevieve (Mo.) Cement Plant, located south of St. Louis along the Mississippi. In addition to the largest single-kiln line in the world, the facility is equipped with sophisticated emissions controls, fully automated quality…

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Valmont Utility: A credible conduit

Cement and concrete interests will be challenged to find a better manifestation of traditional and low-carbon era value propositions than our cover story subject, Valmont Utility’s superlative spun prestressed transmission and distribution (T&D) pole plant (pages 38-41). Beyond elevating the industry and its customers, the Bristol, Ind. operation conveys the right message about concrete at an ideal point:  Market development.…

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USGBC, RMI release “Driving Action on Embodied Carbon in Buildings”

Sources: RMI, Boulder, Colo.; U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff A new report from environmental policy authority RMI and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) addresses embodied carbon emissions reduction challenges, plus actions to accelerate U.S. building construction sector decarbonization. “Driving Action on Embodied Carbon in Buildings” offers recommendations or insights to better track, measure, and reduce carbon…

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Carbon footprint calculator boosts Concrete Now! functionality

Sources: Master Builders Solutions, Beachwood, Ohio; CMCM staff Concrete admixture market leader Master Builders Solutions equips users of its latest Concrete Now! app version with the Embodied Carbon Estimator, joining other ready mixed order planning, tracking and management tools. Estimator enables data-driven decision making by analyzing key environmental metrics for a comprehensive view of carbon dioxide emissions associated with concrete…

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Sublime Cement performance measures up to ASTM C1157 standard

Sources: Sublime Systems, Somerville, Mass.; CP staff Third-party testing confirms that Sublime Systems’ namesake concrete binder, produced with sharply lower carbon dioxide emissions metrics than portland cement, exhibits strength development, durability, low shrinkage and other engineering properties matching or exceeding ASTM C1157, Standard Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement benchmarks. In contrast to high temperature, fuel-intensive portland cement production, Sublime Cement…

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Master Builders Solutions builds out Concrete Now! app functionality

Sources: Master Builders Solutions, Beachwood, Ohio; CP staff Master Builders Solutions’ new Concrete Now! app, available in desktop, plus mobile iOS or Android versions, equips concrete practitioners with fiber dosage, carbon footprint, surface evaporation, and mix temperature or volume calculator or estimator tools.  “Producers have many facets of their business to manage each day, and we understand the intricacies of making small improvements…

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Holcim, Martin Marietta veteran Allen rounds out Terra CO2 C-suite

Supplementary cementitious material process developer Terra CO2 Technology has appointed Chance Allen as chief operating officer, ahead of an early-2024 groundbreaking on a charter production facility for the Golden, Colo. company’s flagship offering, OPUS SCM. Allen arrives after a nearly four-year tour as Holcim US regional head, Western United States and 20-plus years in Martin Marietta Materials vice president and…

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