Carib Cement reducing CO2 emissions through new eco-friendly line

Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL) says it has produced 900,000 metric tonnes of its low-carbon cement, Carib Plus Vertua, since it started production of the new eco-friendly line began in 2021.

The company has also seen a seven per cent decrease in net specific carbon dioxide.

“This translates to approximately 133,608.08 Kilogrammes (Kg) of carbon dioxide avoided from August 2021 to November 2022, which results in a carbon dioxide consumption of 5,344,319 Trees over 16 months and 694,734,761 kilometre (Km) of automobile mileage saved,” the CCCL told Loop News.

CEMEX, the Carib Cement’s parent company, wants to reduce its CO2 emissions by 40 per cent by 2030.

The Vertua seal on Carib Cement packaging is an indication that the company has achieved its parent company’s global standard of reducing carbon emissions between 15 per cent and 40 per cent during the production of the product.

The local market has reacted “well” to the introduction of the Vertua cement, the company said.

“We see an increased interest in our low carbon products from most of our customers, especially once they understand the huge positive impact these products have for the environment and the sustainability of our planet.”

For Fernando A. Gonzalez, CEMEX CEO, the company’s commitment to climate action not only creates value but “is the right thing to do”.

“We are part of a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. As such, Carib Cement is also committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development,” he said.

“We’re positioning ourselves to be at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain and pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in our operations with the use of new technologies,” he continued.

By Tameka Gordon

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