Solar Power to Give Cemex Plant a Boost

Cemex USA announced an off-site renewable energy agreement with Georgia Power for its Clinchfield cement plant as the producer increases its decarbonization efforts. “Embracing solar power not only accelerates our own aggressive sustainability goals but also sets a powerful example for the entire industry,” said Ernesto Felix, Cemex US senior vice president, cement operations and technical. “By integrating renewable energy…

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Knife River Publishes 2023 Sustainability Report

Knife River Corp. has published its first sustainability report as a stand-alone company. The report highlights the commitments Knife River has made to sustainable business practices. “At Knife River, our core values of People, Safety, Quality and the Environment guide our sustainability efforts,” said Brian Gray, Knife River president and CEO. “Our sustainability report showcases how each of these values…

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Solidia, CTS Complete First Low-Carbon Cement Production Campaign

CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp., California-based producer of Rapid Set and Komponent specialty concrete binders, recently completed the first of a series of planned Solidia Cement production campaigns. A low limestone binder that gains strength through exposure to carbon dioxide and the attendant carbonation process, Solidia Cement is made with the same raw materials as portland cement but exhibits significantly eased…

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Granite Named 2023 IRTBA Sustainability Champion

Granite has been named the 2023 Sustainability Champion by the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) Sustainability Council for its work on the Joint Venture Cicero Ogden Intermodal Civil Improvements Project with K-Five Construction.  The project, recognized for its innovative and sustainable practices, achieved an 11,000 cu. yd. reduction in excavation and recycled 23,000 tons of aggregate base material…

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Carmeuse Announces New Sustainable Linked Loans

Carmeuse has unveiled its plans to transform its long-term loans portfolio, aligning it with the company’s ambitious sustainability goals. The move involves converting its main bank financing facilities into sustainability linked loans.  These new loans will incorporate three Carmeuse’s specific Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to foster sustainable practices across the company. By linking financing to…

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Holcim Launches ECOCycle to Scale Up Circular Construction

Holcim launched ECOCycle, its proprietary circular technology platform to recycle construction demolition materials into new building solutions. With ECOCycle Holcim can recycle 100% of construction demolition materials across a broad range of applications, from decarbonized raw materials in low-carbon cement formulation, all the way to aggregates in concrete and fillers in road construction.

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Energy Star Cement Plants and Emissions Prevention

The 86 facilities recognized in the EPA Energy Star Industrial Program – 10 cement plants in eight states among them – are credited with saving more than 100 trillion Btu of energy and preventing 6 million-plus metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The cement and peer plants earned Energy Star certification for operating in the top 25% of energy efficiency…

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NSSGA Files Legal Challenge to WOTUS Rule

On Jan. 18, The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) joined a coalition representing aggregates producers, farmers, home builders and others representing a broad swath of the U.S. economy to file a complaint in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division, over the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Following decades of regulatory actions and…

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