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Union Bridge plant to transition to EcoCem®PLC production

18 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson ’s ( HeidelbergCement group) Union Bridge plant will fully transition from producing ordinary Portland cement (OPC) to EcoCem ® PLC as its primary product by no later than January 2023. The Union Bridge plant is currently the company’s largest cement plan in North America.   EcoCem ® PLC is a Portland limestone cement (PLC) produced using innovative technology to increase the amount of limestone and decrease the amount of clinker used. This reduces both the energy requ...

Three new US states approve use of PLC

04 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Three new state Departments of Transportation in the USA have approved the use of Portland-limestone cement (PLC). The addition of Maryland, Arizona and Vermont means that a total of 44 states now accept PLC, according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Designed for the same uses at traditional Portland cements, PLC has been gaining in popularity for transportation and other concrete applications since late 2020.   According to PR Newswire, since it was introduced in the US, more tha...

CalPortland converts Mojave plant to PLC production

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

CalPortland has announced the conversion of its Mojave cement plant, USA, to ADVANCEMENT™ HS, a blended portland limestone cement. The plant, located in southern California produces approximately 1.3Mta of cement. By switching production from ordinary Portland cement to Portland limestone cement, the plant will reduce its carbon emissions by 10 per cent on a per ton basis.   “CalPortland continues its commitment to producing sustainable, resilient materials,” said CalPortland President/CE...

Argos announces its new EcoStrong PLC brand

28 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos is announcing its new EcoStrong PLC brand. EcoStrong PLC is a high-quality blended hydraulic cement used in sustainable building practices that can reduce carbon emissions by up to 10 per cent. EcoStrong PLC exhibits Argos’ passion for developing strong solutions to build a more sustainable world together.   "I am excited to be part of Argos’ brand announcement for our Portland-Limestone Cement (PLC) Type IL product. EcoStrong PLC encompasses everything we have worked for over the ...

The cement sector can't sit back on reducing CO2 emissions

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Credit Suisse published a revealing study entitled 'Global Infrastructure and Construction', which looks into the current state of the global cement industry's efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The report attempts to highlight which countries and cement companies are not yet making sufficient headway in dealing with their CO2 emissions. It may surprise many that the USA is the worst-performing nation in terms of one key metric, CO 2 per tonne of cement manufactured, which is re...

Holcim US Joppa plant transitions to Portland limestone cement

21 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim US has announced that its Lafarge Joppa cement plant , located in Grand Chain, Illinois, has transitioned to OneCem ®  Portland limestone cement (PLC) production. The announcement follows the successful transitions to the lower CO 2 -intensive product in its Texas, Missouri and Michigan facilities. "As a leader in our industry, it's our responsibility to build a path for others to follow by setting the bar for product innovation and improvement," said Michel Klenk, plant manager...

Cemex increases lower-carbon PLC production in Colorado

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA announced that as part of its drive to reduce its carbon emissions, the company has increased production of Portland limestone cement (PLC) at its plant in Lyons, Colorado, USA. The company expects PLC to become the plant’s primary product by summer. "CEMEX is committed to being a leader in climate action, and we have aggressive emission reduction goals designed to positively affect our industry and our world," said CEMEX USA President, Jaime Muguiro.  "The increased production...

Caltrans has approved the use of low-carbon cement for highway projects

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

California’s agency for highways and freeways, Caltrans, has approved the use of Portland limestone cement (PLC) in the building of its highway system. The agency hopes to reduce the carbon footprint of the US state’s transportation system by as much as 10 per cent annually when compared with ordinary Portland cement (OPC). According to Caltrans, the agency used 325,000t of cement in 2017 to upgrade California’s highway system. The shift to low-carbon cement can potentially reduce CO2 emiss...

Davenport plant switches to Portland limestone cement production

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Summit Materials Inc announces that its Davenport plant , operated by Continental Cement Co LLC, has converted 100 per cent of its annual production to Portland limestone cement (PLC). In 2021, the Davenport plant produced approximately 1.1Mt of cement. "Continental Cement Company has been working with our customers and specifiers to commercialise Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) in all of our markets, and we are delighted that PLC adoption has progressed quickly," commented David Lo...

Lafarge's Richmond plant to focus solely on OneCem production

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Marking a big shift in helping to reduce CO 2 emissions in construction across western Canada, Lafarge (Holcim group) has announced that its Richmond plant will manufacture only OneCem, the company's lower carbon Portland limestone cement for use in materials across British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Lafarge has converted the entire facility to OneCem, ensuring that all cement produced there maximises reductions. "OneCem is one of our many answers to building sustainably," share...