LafargeHolcim in the U.S. introduced a new ECOPlanet product to scale high-performance green building solutions. TerCem is a tri-blend cement that offers up to 65% CO2 reduction.
Specially developed at the Lafarge Whitehall, Pa., cement plant, TerCem was designed for the building sector and post tensioned concrete structures in urban areas, with the potential to be used in numerous applications where a low-carbon footprint is desired.
“We are leading a market transformation and taking a step towards a net-zero future,” said Patrick Cleary, SVP sales, U.S. Cement at LafargeHolcim. “Our cement organization has invested heavily in broadening the industry’s range of superior sustainable products designed to lower our carbon footprint with no compromise in quality and long-term durability.”
The ECOPlanet portfolio of products offer a minimum 30% lower carbon footprint compared to standard cements through the use of innovative and low-emission raw materials and the broad use of alternative fuels in its industrial process, said LafargeHolcim.
The introduction of ECOPlanet in the United States is a critical step in a national effort to improve physical infrastructure and support improvements that boost the economy and create jobs, while enabling greener cities and smarter infrastructure.