How sustainability is resonating at ConExpo-Con/Agg

By |  March 16, 2023
ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 is ongoing at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Photo: P&Q Staff

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 is ongoing at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Photo: P&Q Staff

Sustainability became a more front-and-center topic across the aggregate industry in 2022.

The sustainability theme carried into 2023, with a variety of technologies fitting the bill at this week’s ConExpo-Con/Agg.

According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, which hosts ConExpo-Con/Agg every three years, Caterpillar, Volvo Construction Equipment and Wacker Neuson are among the exhibiting companies displaying sustainable tech in Las Vegas.

“The construction industry and ConExpo-Con/Agg are evolving in many ways to adapt and showcase sustainable technologies, products and practices supporting a more sustainable world,” says Dana Wuesthoff, ConExpo-Con/Agg show director. “More than ever, show attendees will see sustainability in action, from electric- and hydrogen-powered construction equipment, to more recyclable materials and waste-reduction opportunities, to changes we’re making to the show to better support sustainability.”

Caterpillar, for instance, brough battery-electric machines and a series of prototype batteries for off-road equipment to the show. Cat is showcasing the equipment in the Festival Grounds.

Similarly, Volvo is showcasing several electric and autonomous pieces of equipment – including its EC230 electric excavator pilot, the Zeux autonomous wheel loader concept and the HX04 hydrogen articulated hauler prototype.

Wacker Neuson, meanwhile, is highlighting a number of electric tools. Briggs & Stratton is showcasing its Vanguard brand’s swappable lithium-ion batteries. And Kubota is presenting its Micro-Hybrid engine for installation in its existing equipment – saving fuel with the attachments they use.

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