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"Renewable diesel allows us to make a positive change for the environment almost immediately"

Jaime Muguiro
CEMEX USA President

 

33,000 tons of CO2e reduced per year by using Neste MY Renewable Diesel

 

CEMEX is using renewable diesel in it’s California operations fueling its concrete mixer trucks, heavy machinery and off-road vehicles

 

CEMEX is committed to provide net zero CO2 concrete by 2050

Enabling low-carbon operations and transportation for CEMEX 

CEMEX is one of the world’s biggest building material companies and a sustainability  leader taking action to reduce their carbon footprint. CEMEX  provides high-quality products and reliable services with a rich history of improving the wellbeing of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements and sustainability efforts. Its U.S. network includes 10 cement plants, close to 50 strategically located cement terminals, nearly 50 aggregate quarries and more than 280 ready-mix concrete plants. CEMEX USA has been repeatedly recognized for its efforts in sustainability and energy management, including earning U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

As part of its global Future in Action program, CEMEX is expanding its use of renewable diesel to power machinery and vehicles. 

3 Challenges faced by CEMEX  

  1. Getting heavy equipment and vehicles moving with less emissions  
  2. Achieving sustainability goals
  3. A practical today solution that would work seamlessly with current vehicles and equipment

At CEMEX, we have ambitious goals to reduce our CO2 emissions across our value chain, and alternative fuels are key to helping us reach our sustainability goals.

CEMEX USA President Jaime Muguiro

Solution

Helping CEMEX reduce carbon emissions and reach sustainability goals 

CEMEX’s vehicles running on Neste MY Renewable Diesel emit up to 75% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the life cycle compared to fossil diesel. Since the start of the program, CEMEX USA has prevented more than 33,000 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere - roughly the same climate benefit as making 7,000 passenger cars zero-emission.  

“At CEMEX, we have ambitious goals to reduce our CO2 emissions across our value chain, and alternative fuels are key to helping us reach our sustainability goals,” said CEMEX USA President Jaime Muguiro.

“Renewable diesel allows us to make a positive change for the environment almost immediately, contributing to a circular economy by using a product made from waste streams that might otherwise end up in landfills.” 

Earlier this year, CEMEX updated its global sustainability targets, committing to provide net zero CO2 concrete by 2050 with interim goals to reduce CO2 emissions in its cement business by 40% and in concrete by 35% by 2030. The company is also a founding member of the First Movers Coalition, an initiative that unites more than two dozen companies to drive innovation for decarbonization. 

A seamless switch that delivers immediate climate actions 

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is TOP TIER certified and is suitable for all diesel engines. No modifications to CEMEX’s trucks and machinery were needed to switch to renewable diesel, enabling CEMEX to immediately and directly reduce GHG emissions from its operations in California practically overnight and with no extra cost.  

CEMEX USA began using renewable diesel, produced by Neste and supplied by Western States Oil, in its ready-mix concrete mixer trucks in the Bay Area in 2018 during a pilot program. In the last few years, the initiative has expanded to include heavy machinery and off-road vehicles at CEMEX USA’s Eliot and Cache Creek quarries along with its aggregates terminal in Redwood City and 14 ready mix plants in Northern California. In Southern California, renewable diesel is being utilized at 11 ready mix plants, three quarries and in heavy equipment at the cement plant in Apple Valley.

Strong performance and convenient fuel delivery 

For all the vehicles that run on renewable diesel, CEMEX has also noticed significantly less maintenance needs, including less fuel filter changes and a decrease in diesel particulate filter downtime. 

Our channel partner, Western States Oil delivers the low carbon fuel to CEMEX’s over a dozen job sites on a regular basis, enabling CEMEX to sustainably produce high-quality products and innovative solutions that meet society’s growing needs.

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