Cemex USA reveals new low-emission clinker transport

Cemex USA reveals new low-emission clinker transport
05 March 2019

Cemex USA has established a new low-emission, high-efficiency locomotive to transport clinker at its plant in Victorville, California. The locomotive is equipped with an MTU-4000 Series engine, designed to cut emissions by more than 80 per cent and fuel consumption by 25 per cent. It is expected to reduce emissions by 34t per year, according to a company press release.

"Sustainability is embedded in our DNA at Cemex, and this new locomotive illustrates that," said Carlos Uruchurtu, vice president of cement manufacturing – west region, Cemex USA. "Throughout our history at Victorville, we have made great strides in reducing our environmental footprint with increased reliance on renewable resources, and this new locomotive furthers our efforts to reduce CO2 emissions."

A portion of the cost of the vehicle was covered by a federal grant secured with the assistance of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.

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