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LafargeHolcim launches low carbon cement

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LafargeHolcim in the US has introduced a new ECOPlanet product, TerCem, an ultra-low carbon footprint cement. TerCem, a cement product tri-blend offers up to 65% CO2 reduction. Specially developed at the Lafarge Whitehall cement plant in Pennsylvania, it offers enhanced early strength performance in concrete that a ready-mix producer would struggle to duplicate even when using expensive admixtures.

As the United States doubles down on its commitment to lowering the carbon footprint of the built environment and improving national infrastructure, ECOPlanet cement products, along with TerCem will enable low-carbon construction at scale. 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, US Cement at LafargeHolcim. “Our cement organisation 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.

Lafarge Whitehall plant, one of the oldest operating cement plants in the US, has long been an innovation centre for low-carbon products and solutions, including the Solidia cement.

The introduction of ECOPlanet in the US 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.

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