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CEMEX in the USA’s Fairborn Cement Plant Recognized for Energy Conservation Efforts

Date published: October 3, 2011

CEMEX’s cement plant in Fairborn, Ohio decreased electric power consumption used for compressed air by more than half, earning the company a $226,000 rebate from Dayton Power & Light (DP&L).The decrease in electricity consumption also reduces the amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere annually by more than 1,475 metric tons.

CEMEX in the USA’s Fairborn Cement Plant Recognized for Energy Conservation Efforts

The rebate is the largest that DP&L has paid to date as part of its energy efficiency programs offered to customers to meet Ohio’s energy efficiency targets to reduce electricity consumption by 22 percent by the end of 2025.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, CEMEX USA’s Fairborn plant has achieved record-breaking success with its energy conservation efforts,” said Karl Watson, Jr., President of CEMEX in the USA. “Over the past several years, we have allocated significant time and resources to find inventive solutions for reducing our energy consumption, and the achievements at our Fairborn plant are a result of these tremendous efforts.”

To reach this achievement, CEMEX’s Fairborn plant replaced a compressed air system that consisted of five compressors of varying horsepower operating 24 hours a day and consuming more than a projected 4.48 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually. Five new, more efficient 200-horsepower units now serve the plant’s compressed air needs on significantly less electricity (2.04 million kWh annually for an expected savings of more than 2.44 million kWh each year).

CEMEX is committed to its ambitious energy efficiency strategy as part of its comprehensive sustainable development model.

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