The catalyst for US carbon capture: the call for policies

Published 30 April 2024

Tagged Under: Case Study PCA USA North America 

US cement manufacturers are urging the US government to pass realistic, feasible policies to reach carbon neutrality. Rick Bohan, the PCA’s lead on development and implementation of the industry’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, sets out their stall. By Rick Bohan, PCA, USA.

The US cement industry is calling on state and federal legislators to collaborate to create a

legal framework that will support the sector in its decarbonisation drive

There has never been an easy route to accomplishing any significant change for the better, especially when it is on a global scale. It is why, even though we have known since the late 1800s that electric cars are better for the environment, now, in 2024, we are still waiting for the day when all drivers can plug in their vehicles. So much has to happen on so many fronts before a change of such magnitude becomes the norm.

The same can be said about the US cement industry’s goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, if not sooner. To critics, it is the Mount Everest of industrial climbs. 

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