Industry, agency summit spans cement, concrete, construction value chain 

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Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CMCM staff

The Portland Cement Association Sustainability Summit, presented August 22-24 from 10 a.m. to Noon via Zoom, will feature member company representatives and industry or government agency allies addressing the five PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality pillars. Open to all stakeholders and interested parties, registration can be obtained here for each day’s sessions: 

August 22nd

Opening (10-11 a.m.)

• Introduction – PCA CEO Mike Ireland

• Washington, DC Policy – Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Andrew Mayock

• Industry Insight – PCA Climate and Sustainability Chairs Massimo Toso and Eric Holard

Clinker  (11 a.m.-Noon) 

• Introduction – Clinker Task Group Leader Adam Swercheck

• Carbon Capture, Utilization, Storage Panel Discussion

   – Danielle Flagg, Sargent Lundy

   – Andrew Baxter, Chart Industries

   – Corwyn Bruce, Heidelberg Materials

• Technoeconomic Analysis of CO2 Capture Cement Plant Retrofit – Eric Grol, NETL

• National Carbon Capture Center Update – Frank Morton

August 23rd

Cement (10-11 a.m.)

• Introduction – Cement Task Group Leader Nick Popoff 

• Optimizing PLCs and other Blended Cements – Oregon State University Professor Jason Weiss

• Harvesting Fly Ash for Beneficial Use – Ross Gorman, SEFA Group

• Decarbonizing Cement and Concrete Sector – Radhika Lalit, Mission Possible Partnership 

Concrete (11 a.m.-Noon)

• Introduction – Concrete Task Group Leader Jim Mack

• Panel: Concrete Industry Drive to Net Zero Carbon/Segment Sustainability Initiatives

   – National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Lionel Lemay

   – American Concrete Pavement Association, Eric Ferrebee

   – American Concrete Pipe Association, Trygve Hoff

   – Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Amy Trygestad

   – Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Edith Gallandorm

August 24

Construction (10-11 a.m.): 

• Introduction – Construction Task Group Leader David Perkins

• Contractors Commitment to Sustainability – Steven Burke, Consigli Construction Co. 

• Reducing Carbon on the Project Site: Case Studies – Kimberly Martin, Keller Inc.; Robert Nussmeier, Baker Concrete

Carbonation (11-11:40 a.m.)

• Introduction –  Carbonation Task Group Leader Gina Lotito

• MIT Carbonation Research Update – CSHub Director Hessam AzariJafari

• NIST Low Carbon Cements and Concrete Consortium Update – Maria Knake, NIST

Summit Closeout (11:40 a.m.-Noon) 

PCA Roadmap Update: Progress Review – Lindsey Geiger