Multinational cement players team to back six carbon management consortia

Sources: Global Cement and Concrete Association, London; CP staff An unprecedented research, development and commercialization project under the Global Cement and Concrete Association aligns multinational producers and proprietors of technologies aimed at streamlining or capturing and utilizing carbon dioxide emissions from cement plants or other major industrial sources. The project teams permutations of major European, Latin American and Asian cement…

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CalPortland, Cemex, Ozinga, PCA earn Energy Star Partner recognition

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff Four familiar names in construction materials are among 210 U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency 2022 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award recipients. The 2022 Partner naming marks 18 consecutive years of such recognition for CalPortland, four years for Cemex, and three years for Ozinga and PCA.

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CalPortland Mojave plant all in on portland-limestone cement

Sources: CalPortland Co., Glendora, Calif.; CP staff CalPortland plans full conversion of its 1.3 million ton/year capacity Mojave plant, located 75 miles north of the Los Angeles Basin, to the branded Advancement HS portland-limestone cement. Scheduled for completion by the third quarter, the switch from ordinary portland to Type IL cement will reduce the facility’s carbon emissions by 10 percent…

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PCA offers feds an industry decarbonization reality check

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff Federal policy is vital to accelerate deployment of technologies that can curtail industrial sector carbon dioxide emissions, Portland Cement Association contends in response to the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office’s (AMO) “Request for Information on Industrial Decarbonization Priorities.” 

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Cemex, Holcim, tech giants charter procurement, supply chain coalition

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. and Holcim AG are First Movers Coalition (FMC) founding members, joining Amazon, Apple and nearly two dozen other major companies to accelerate development of early-stage decarbonization technologies through procurement and supply chain management practices. FMC will work across eight key sectors, seven of which—cement, steel, aluminum, chemicals, shipping, aviation and trucking—account for more than a third…

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Cemex, Holcim, tech giants charter procurement, supply chain coalition

Sources: Cemex S.A.B. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico; Holcim AG, Zug, Switzerland; CP staff Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. and Holcim AG are founding members of the First Movers Coalition (FMC), joining Amazon, Apple and nearly two dozen other major companies to accelerate development of early-stage decarbonization technologies through procurement and supply chain management practices. FMC will work across eight key sectors,…

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International Code Council launches “Code on a Mission” challenge

The International Code Council, a leading global source of model codes or standards and building safety solutions, presents its “Code on a Mission” challenge with an eye to having over a third of the U.S. population covered by the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by the end of 2023. To make this a reality, ICC encourages the building industry…

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NRMCA joins global effort targeting net-zero carbon emissions

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Build With Strength initiative have aligned with a global consortium of concrete and cement trade associations or organizations committing to a net-zero carbon dioxide emissions industry by 2050. Their action dovetails release of Global Cement and Concrete Association’s (GCCA) 2050 Cement & Concrete…

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Cement producers formally approve carbon neutrality roadmap

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff True to a timeline announced in late 2020, the Portland Cement Association has adopted a Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, billing it as an ambitious journey to low carbon dioxide emissions across the cement and concrete value chain by 2050. The document demonstrates how the U.S. cement and concrete industry, along with parties…

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GCC schedules Montana mill’s portland-limestone cement shift

Sources: GCC of America, Denver; CP staff The GCC Trident Plant near Three Forks, Mont. will fully convert to portland-limestone cement (PLC) production early next year. With capacity upward of 350,000 tons, the 110-year-old operation can potentially lower its net carbon dioxide emissions by 25,000 tons annually, based on the blending of fine limestone at 5 percent to 15 percent…

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