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Argos cement plant awarded ENERGY STAR certification

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Cementos Argos has been recognised for its commitment to the reduction and efficient use of energy and the preservation of environmental resources.

The US Environmental Protection Agency granted, for the second consecutive year, ENERGY STAR® certification for the Argos cement plant located in Harleyville. This recognition adds to those obtained in 2017 and 2018 for the company’s Newberry and Roberta plants. The certification shows that the plant has a performance 25% better than similar facilities operating in the country.

The plant in Harleyville, south of Carolina, is also distinguished for having the largest cement mill in the US, which operated with approximately half of the power consumption required by a traditional mill, the company has claimed. The plant also co-processes waste.

“We are delighted to be granted with this certification that ratifies our commitment to sustainability and validates our practices in this important topic,” said María Isabel Echeverri, Argos Legal and Sustainability Vice President. “The responsible use of energy is an essential pillar of our company, and we work every day on the development and implementation of technologies that enable the efficient use and strategic management of this resource.”

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/22082019/argos-cement-plant-awarded-energy-star-certification/

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