Lehigh Cement transitions top mill, Union Bridge, to EcoCemPLC

Sources: Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas; CP staff The Lehigh Cement plant in Union Bridge, Md. will see primary output shift from ordinary portland cement to the branded EcoCem Portland-Limestone Cement—clinker + up to 10 percent finely graded limestone—by no later than January 2023. Union Bridge is presently the producer’s largest plant in North America; the switch to the branded…

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Titan America loads N.J. terminal with portland-limestone blend

Titan America has begun offering Type IL portland-limestone cement from its Essex Cement storage and distribution facility at the Port of Newark, becoming New Jersey’s charter source of the blended binder. Metro New York-New Jersey customer adoption of lower carbon alternatives to ordinary portland cement (clinker only) stands to drive the terminal’s full transition to PLC by the end of…

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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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Buzzi, Alamo sequence eight-mill migration to portland-limestone cement

Sources: Buzzi Unicem USA, Bethlehem, Pa.; CP staff Consistent with corporate environmental management and Portland Cement Association Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality goals, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Co. CEO Massimo Toso has announced a transition from ASTM C150 Types I and II portland cement production to C595 Type IL, or portland-limestone cement. “The conversion begins with our plants in…

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Titan America loads portland limestone powder to New Jersey terminal

Sources: Titan America, Norfolk, Va. Titan America has begun offering Type IL portland-limestone cement from its Essex Cement storage and distribution facility at the Port of Newark, becoming New Jersey’s charter source of the blended binder. Metro New York-New Jersey customer adoption of lower carbon alternatives to ordinary portland cement (clinker only) stands to drive the terminal’s transition to exclusively…

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Cemex ups portland limestone powder availability in the Southeast

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff Cemex USA has increased portland limestone cement (PLC) output at its Brooksville, Fla., and Demopolis, Ala. plants for concrete customers and contractors across the southeastern United States. With finely graded limestone blended at up to 10 percent, PLC or Type IP powder has a lower carbon footprint than ordinary portland cement due to the…

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Titan America reaches Type IL watermark, doubles Florida terminal capacity

Sources: Titan America LLC, Norfolk, Va.; CP staff Titan America reports that portland-limestone cement, or Type IL, now accounts for half of the output from its Florida and Virginia mills. The Titan Florida LLC plant in Medley, known as Pennsuco, was the first Sunshine State cement operation to obtain Florida Department of Transportation approval for its Type IL cement.

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Concrete Product Category Rule 2.1 factors new cement data

In collaboration with the Product Category Rule (PCR) Committee, Michigan auditor NSF International has revised the Concrete PCR to include new life cycle inventory data sources. The revisions inform individual plant or producer, or industry average, environmental product declarations (EPD) for ready mixed and manufactured concrete. Portland Cement Association recently published new industry average EPDs for Portand Cement and Portland-Limestone…

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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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