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CEMEX in Austria avoids CO2 emissions building new RMX plant and investing in new quarry equipment

Date published: March 9, 2011

Through the opening of a new ready-mix concrete plant and improvements to an existing quarry, CEMEX in Austria is avoiding nearly 1,000 tons of CO2 emissions, lowering its environmental footprint while improving its operational efficiency.

The new concrete plant is 50 kilometers from the city of Vienna. The plant is equipped with five state-of-the-art cement silos, a new recycling facility, and a recreational center for employees. The opening ceremony for the plant was open to the residents of the area, and over 200 guests were present at the event. Besides strengthening the company’s foothold in the Vienna region, the new integrated production site will reduce CEMEX’s carbon footprint through reduced transport of raw materials. A reduction of 130 tons of CO2 emissions is expected every year.

Additionally, the company’s Hollitzer quarry has been prized by the Austrian Minister of the Environment for a substantial reduction in emissions. CEMEX achieved this by investing in new processing equipment to lower dust pollution and reduce greenhouse gasses. The quarry is already avoiding the emission of 750 tons of CO2 per year.

Climate change is considered one of the most critical global challenges of our time, and is caused by increased concentrations of greenhouse cases, primarily CO2, in the atmosphere. CEMEX acknowledges the local and global challenges posed by climate change, and is committed to applying its skills, technologies, and determination to reduce its environmental footprint.

CEMEX in Austria avoids CO2 emissions building new RMX plant and investing in new quarry equipment

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