Cement Americas

SUM 2019

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www.cementamericas.com • Summer 2019 • CEMENT AMERICAS 11 CEMENTSCOPE Roanoke Cement Co.'s (RCC) Troutville, Va., plant is the first U.S. operation of its kind to attain certification under ISO 50001 Energy Management. Sponsored by the U.S. Depart- ment of Energy, ISO 50001 is an energy management sys- tem standard that is established as a voluntary program of best practices in continuous energy improvement. ISO 50001 provides a framework of requirements for plants and other organizations to: Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy. Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy. Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use. Measure the results. Review how well the policy works. Continually improve energy management. "ISO 50001 is a signature achievement for a manufactur- ing plant," said Brian Allder, plant manager. "RCC's ener- gy management system owes its long-term success to the continued commitment of our leadership – who embraced it from the get-go – empowering energy management at every level." The requirements of ISO 50001 perfectly dovetail with parent company Titan America and RCC targets. "Many companies balk at ISO 50001's insistence to commitment, data analysis and value-decision making on energy," Chris Bayne, corporate energy manager, said. "At Titan America, this approach is part of our corporate DNA." The certification follows the plant's decade-plus participa- tion in the EPA's Energy Star program. Roanoke Cement Receives Industry's First ISO 50001 Certification The carbon impact of Solidia Technologies cement and con- crete has surpassed 8.8 million lb. (4 million kg) through the combination of emissions reduction and carbon capture achieved during production. The Piscataway, N.J.-based company's technology allows ĨŽƌĂϯϬйƌĞĚƵĐƚŝŽŶŝŶĐĂƌďŽŶĚŝŽdžŝĚĞ;KЇĞŵŝƐƐŝŽŶƐ;Ϯϰϱ kg) in the production of cement. Coupled with the capture ŽĨĂŶĂĚĚŝƚŝŽŶĂůϮϰϬŬŐŽĨKЇĚƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞKЇĐƵƌŝŶŐƉƌŽ- ĐĞƐƐŝŶĐŽŶĐƌĞƚĞ•ĞƋƵĂůƚŽϮϰйŽĨƚŚĞĐĞŵĞŶƚŵĂƐƐ•^ŽůŝĚ- ia's systems can reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete by up to 70%. "We're proud to celebrate Earth Day with a measurable and proven impact on the environment, while offering meaningful value to industry and with the potential to do so much more," said Solidia President and CEO Tom Schuler. "Our technology impacts both ends of the glob- al carbon challenge by lowering emissions and capturing ĂŶĚƐĂĨĞůLJƐĞƋƵĞƐƚĞƌŝŶŐKϮŝŶĂŶŝŶĚƵƐƚƌLJůĂƌŐĞĞŶŽƵŐŚƚŽ move the needle." Solidia takes a giant step that will leave a small footprint. When applied globally, each year it will reduce: The carbon footprint of concrete by up to 70%, equaling ϰйŽĨƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚ•ƐKϮĞŵŝƐƐŝŽŶƐ• Water usage up to 100%, avoiding the consumption of three trillion liters of fresh water consumed in the pro- duction of ordinary portland cement (OPC). ŶĞƌŐLJĐŽŶƐƵŵƉƚŝŽŶĂƚĐĞŵĞŶƚƉůĂŶƚƐĞƋƵĂůƚŽϮϲϬŵŝů- ůŝŽŶďĂƌƌĞůƐŽĨŽŝůŽƌϲϳŵŝůůŝŽŶƚŽŶŶĞƐŽĨĐŽĂů• Landfills by eliminating at least 100 million tonnes of con- crete waste. Emissions of mercury, nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide. "We are scaling technologies that will bring one of the ǁŽƌůĚ•ƐŽůĚĞƐƚĂŶĚůĂƌŐĞƐƚŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĞƐŝŶƚŽƚŚĞϮϭƐƚĐĞŶƚƵƌLJ•ƒ explained Schuler. "Our higher-performing, aesthetically enhanced products solve problems that plague the indus- try, on top of a superior sustainability profile. The industry will pivot to Solidia because we have made adopting sus- tainable innovation smart business with measured and proven value and impact." Solidia Surpasses 8.8 Million Pounds of Carbon Impact

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