Cement production accounts for 1.25% of CO2 emissions in the US. PCA hopes to make the industry carbon neutral by 2050.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) issued a PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality. This is a way for them to deal with all the CO2 cement production creates.
According to Treehugger, this roadmap includes plans for the entire production chain. It starts at the cement plants and then goes through the entire lifecycle of the built environment.
They hope to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
PCA says 1.25% of all the US CO2 emissions come from concrete production, but some claim that number is much higher.
Worldwide, cement production accounts for 8% of total CO2 emissions, most of which comes from China.
PCA also acknowledges that currently, there doesn’t exist a single process nor technology that can make the cement and concrete industry carbon neutral. However, they plan to attack the production at all stages — through the whole value chain.
Let’s hope they’ll be successful.
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