Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - August 4, 2022
Cemex to Reduce Road Transportation Emissions
Cemex announced it has added almost 200 lower-carbon natural gas-powered trucks as part of a strategy seeking to decarbonize its global fleet.
This initiative is part of the company’s program to become a net zero CO2 company by 2050.
The investment in these new vehicles consist mostly of concrete mixer trucks powered by low-emission compressed natural gas (CNG) or renewable natural gas (RNG). These trucks will have a carbon footprint that is approximately 25% lower than the diesel trucks they are replacing. Over half of the vehicles are in Mexico, with the remaining half split between Southern California in the U.S. and Colombia.
“Decarbonizing our global fleet requires a multi-pronged approach built on innovation,” said Juan Romero, CEMEX Executive Vice President of Sustainability, Commercial and Operations Development in a statement. “Our strategy combines taking immediate action to reduce our carbon footprint with currently available state-of-the-art technology, while at the same time collaborating with our partners to discover, pilot, and scale the solutions needed to achieve net-zero.”
CEMEX has a 2030 Scope 3 goal to reduce transport carbon emissions by 20% and is committed to reaching overall net-zero emissions by 2050. The company committed to making approximately 30% of its heavy-duty transport purchases zero emissions by 2030.