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Holcim US joins Carbon Capture Coalition

By |  April 25, 2022

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Holcim US joined Carbon Capture Coalition, a nonpartisan collaboration comprised of more than 90 companies, unions and environmental policy organizations that builds federal policy support for carbon capture technology deployment.

According to Holcim US, the governance board at Carbon Capture Coalition unanimously approved its membership.

Holcim is the first and only cement and concrete company to join the coalition.

“Being at the forefront of developing low-carbon solutions requires continuous innovative thinking and partnerships,” says Toufic Tabbara, region head for North America at Holcim. “Our efforts are most effective when we can align and join forces with other companies and organizations across industries who share this same commitment. We are proud to be part of an organization that is similarly focused toward more efficient, innovative and sustainable practices.”

Holcim says it has made investments in the development of low-carbon solutions and has been actively developing carbon-capture feasibility studies. With support and grants from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, Holcim is assessing the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon capture facility.

The studies are in collaboration with research institutions and corporate partners, Holcim says. They are being conducted at the portland cement plant in Colorado, and the Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, cement plant in Missouri.

“As the world’s leading provider of building materials and solutions, Holcim’s commitment to deploying carbon-management technologies is a perfect fit for the work of the coalition,” says Jessie Stolark, public policy and member relations manager for the Carbon Capture Coalition. “Scaling these technologies in the cement and concrete sector is not optional if we are to fulfill our climate obligations. Holcim’s leadership and commitment to net-zero emissions will be a tremendous asset to the coalition.

“We look forward to working with Holcim as we continue to highlight the central role that carbon-management technologies will play in meeting mid-century climate goals, decarbonizing domestic manufacturing and industry and retaining and expanding a high-wage jobs base,” Stolark adds.

The coalition’s mission to reduce carbon emissions is in alignment with Holcim’s focus on enabling greener cities, empowering smarter infrastructure and improving living standards, according to the company. To reach these goals, Holcim says it offers a range of low-carbon cement, concrete, aggregates and asphalt products and services through operations in 43 states, the company says.

Jack Kopanski

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Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor of Pit & Quarry and Editor-in-Chief of Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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