Cemex Reaches 1,000 Lower-Carbon Truck Milestone - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  December 5, 2023

Cemex Reaches 1,000 Lower-Carbon Truck Milestone

Cemex announced its global fleet now has over 1,000 heavy-duty trucks powered by lower-carbon fuels.

The company’s transition strategy includes decarbonizing its global fleet and becoming a net-zero CO2 company by 2050.

During the past two years, the cement company made significant investments in heavy-duty trucks that are powered by renewable diesel and natural gas. These efforts have resulted in a reduction of approximately 5% in CO2 emissions from its fleet. 

The company’s goal is to lower third-party transport emissions by 30% by 2030, compared to the 2020 baseline.

“Our net-zero transition is supported by proven and readily available lower-carbon technologies that guarantee that we meet our short and medium-term decarbonization commitments,” said Fernando A. González, CEO of Cemex, in a statement. “At the same time, we remain at the forefront of innovation and emerging transportation technologies so we can achieve our ultimate goal of becoming a net-zero CO2 company by 2050.”

Earlier in 2023, Cemex announced that Volvo Trucks provided the company with a fully electric and zero-emission heavy concrete mixer truck. Additionally, the company has completed several multi-country pilots using fully electric, ready-mix concrete trucks. During COP28 in Dubai, Cemex unveiled a prototype of a fully electric mixer truck and expects to gradually continue introducing and testing new technologies.

The company is implementing a multi-pronged approach to reduce transport CO2 emissions and is using readily available lower-carbon fuels, while collaborating with partners to discover, pilot, and scale the long-term solutions needed to achieve net-zero, including hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.

While fully electric heavy-duty trucks are not yet widely available on an industrial scale, Cemex is actively collaborating with multiple original equipment manufacturers to advance net-zero transportation technologies. 

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