LafargeHolcim Joins MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium

LafargeHolcim has joined the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) as a founding member, representing the building materials industry, to accelerate climate action through innovation. The company joins a range of influential other sector leaders to work with MIT’s world-class research teams to develop scalable solutions to tackle climate change. 

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LafargeHolcim, Schlumberger New Energy to Explore CCS Solutions

LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy announced a partnership to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions. The two companies will study the feasibility of capturing carbon from two LafargeHolcim cement plants, based in Europe and North America, using Schlumberger’s carbon sequestration technologies. 

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PCA Names Energy and Environment Award Winners

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the 2020 Energy and Environment (E&E) Awards, recognizing outstanding environmental and community relations efforts that go above and beyond what is required. Submissions from plants across the U.S. were evaluated and recognized for environmental efforts completed in 2019.

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LafargeHolcim Harnesses Solar Energy at Cement Plant

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LafargeHolcim in the U.S. opened a new solar field next to its Holcim Hagerstown Cement Plant in Maryland, which will provide clean, renewable energy for the facility’s operations. Built in partnership with Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co., the solar addition is expected to generate 10 MWac of energy on-peak – enough to provide about 25% of the plant’s annual requirements.

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LafargeHolcim Cements Net Zero Pathway

LafargeHolcim is the first global building materials company to sign the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” pledge with intermediate targets for 2030 validated by SBTi. The company is further lowering its target for carbon dioxide intensity in cement to 475 kg net CO2 per ton of cementitious material.

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