Caltrans approves low carbon cement for transportation

This will reduce California’s concrete-related carbon emissions by 10%

Big Zero Report 2023

Californian transport manager Caltrans has approved the use of low carbon cement to reduce the carbon footprint of the US state’s transportation system.

The move is expected to cut its concrete-related carbon emissions by 10% and contribute to California’s aims of becoming carbon-neutral by 2045.

In 2017, Caltrans used 325,000 tonnes of cement and the switch to low carbon cement is projected to reduce annual emissions by 28,000 tonnes – equivalent to 6,000 cars being removed from the roads.

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