April Cement Shipments Increase Nearly 6% 

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in April were an estimated 9.23 million metric tons (Mt), a 5.9% increase from shipments in April 2023, according to the most recent USGS Industry Survey. Shipments for the year through April totaled an estimated 30.6 Mt, a slight decrease from those for the same…

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DOE Office Outlines Cement and Concrete Center of Excellence

The Department of Energy Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) will create a Cement and Concrete Center of Excellence to accelerate the development and adoption of novel low-carbon material technologies. U.S. National Laboratories can receive up to $9 million through an upcoming competitive call to organize and lead the effort. DOE and IEDO officials envision the center as a) a…

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PCA Awarded $2.4 Million EPA Grant

As part of its Reducing Embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Construction Materials and Products grant program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Portland Cement Association (PCA) more than $2.4 million to lead a project that will improve both the quantity and quality of industry Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

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