Titan America Hits Low Carbon Cement Milestone

Titan America reported that portland-limestone cement, or Type IL, now accounts for half of its total production capacity. Type IL has approximately 15% lower carbon emissions compared to Type I or Type II cement.

“[This achievement] enables a substantial reduction of the carbon footprint of our cement plants and provides our customers the low carbon solutions they need in infrastructure, housing, and commercial construction,” said Bill Zarkalis, president and CEO of Titan America. “It’s an important milestone, especially considering our group has recently aligned its climate mitigation targets with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement.”

Titan America has garnered Department of Transportation approval and specified portland-limestone cement with customers in all areas it covers. In fact, the Titan Florida plant in Medley, known as “Pennsuco,” was the first cement manufacturing facility in the state to obtain Type IL approval by the Florida DOT. 

“Pennsuco is the largest U.S. producer of Type IL cement,” said Randy Dunlap, president of the Florida Business Unit of Titan America. “We expect that the totality of our cement production at Pennsuco will be lower carbon as early as 2023.”

Concurrent with the Type IL production ramp up, Titan Florida announced the construction of a 70,000-ton dome at its Port Tampa Bay Terminal with an early-2023 completion target. The $35 million expansion will make the operation – presently harboring 60,000 tons of bulk storage and logistics infrastructure – one of the largest of its kind in the United States.

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