Buzzi Unicem, Alamo Cement Move Toward PLC Production

In keeping with their commitment to the environment and the Portland Cement Association’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality goals, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement Co. will transition from ASTM C150 Types I and II portland cement production to ASTM C595 Type IL, or portland-limestone cement.

CEO Massimo Toso said the companies will implement the full conversion by the end of 2022. 

“The conversion begins with our plants in Cape Girardeau and Festus, Mo.; Greencastle, Ind.; Maryneal, Texas; and Pryor, Okla., making the transition to Type IL (PLC) by the end of Q1 2022,” Toso said. “Alamo Cement in San Antonio will complete its transition by mid-2022 followed by our Chattanooga, Tenn., plant in Q3 2022. And finally, our Stockertown, Pa., plant will fully convert by year end.” 

Portland-limestone cement can reduce the CO2 emissions up to 15% in comparison with traditional cement.

“With these changes, Buzzi Unicem USA and Alamo Cement are supporting the cement industry’s goal of reducing carbon emission intensity,” concluded Toso.

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