Alamo Cement exemplifies parent company C-suite carbon strategies

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Source: CMCM staff

Alamo Cement solar array

Just-deployed renewable energy infrastructure at the Alamo Cement Co. plant in San Antonio, Texas reflects carbon dioxide emissions reduction measures that parent and ultimate parent companies, Buzzi Unicem USA Inc. of Bethlehem, Pa. and Buzzi Unicem S.p.A. of Italy, have outlined for customers, investors and policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Prior to his election as 2023-24 Portland Cement Association vice-chair, Buzzi Unicem USA President and CEO Massimo Toso co-chaired the committee behind the PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality (2021). Alamo Cement’s new solar field addresses the first of five Roadmap pillars, Clinker, whereby cement producers use renewable energy sources and alternatives to fossil fuels to power their operations and lower CO2 emissions. 

Buzzi Unicem S.p.A., on the other hand, is a signatory to the Global Cement and Concrete Association 2050 Cement and Concrete Industry Roadmap for Net Zero Concrete. With strong parallels to its PCA companion, the GCCA Roadmap cites decarbonization of the electricity among tools leading to net zero concrete by mid-century. 


Buzzi Unicem S.p.A. will factor carbon dioxide emissions savings from the Alamo Cement solar array into a corporate net zero concrete equation. Decarbonization of electricity accounts for nearly 10 percent of the target cuts Buzzi Unicem charts on a Global Cement and Concrete Association-styled CO2 emissions template for the next 27 years.

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