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Cementos Argos receives recognition for energy efficiency in the United States

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Two of Argos’ plants in the United States have been recognised for their commitment to the reduction and efficient use of energy and, therefore, the care and preservation of natural resources.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) again granted ENERGY STAR® certification to the cement plants located in Harleyville, South Carolina, and Calera, Alabama. These distinctions ratify Argos' environmental commitment.

“I am happy to receive this award which confirms our commitment to sustainability and validates our practices in this area. The responsible use of energy is a fundamental pillar of our environmental strategy and every day we work on the development and implementation of technologies that allow us to make efficient use of this resource and manage it strategically,” added María Isabel Echeverri, Legal and Sustainability Vice President by Argos.

The Harleyville plant in South Carolina also stands out for its cement grinding, which operates with approximately half the energy consumption that a traditional grinding requires and, in addition to this, it is a plant that uses the co-processing of waste.

For its part, the Roberta Plant (Calera) has an installed capacity of more than 1.5 million tpy and has been historically recognised for implementing, to a great extent, alternative fuels and energy optimisation processes.

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