CEMEX adds nearly 200 lower carbon trucks to decarbonise fleet

The trucks are powered by compressed natural gas or renewable natural gas, with a carbon footprint that is around 25% lower than diesel trucks they are replacing

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CEMEX has announced it has added nearly 200 lower carbon trucks as part of its strategy to decarbonise its global vehicle fleet.

The trucks are powered by low-emission compressed natural gas (CNG) or renewable natural gas (RNG), with a carbon footprint that is around 25% lower than diesel trucks they are replacing.

More than half the vehicles are in Mexico, with the remaining half split between Southern California in the US and Colombia.

The addition of the vehicles, which consists mostly of concrete mixer trucks, supports CEMEX’s goal to reduce transport carbon emissions by 20% by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

The company also previously made a commitment to ensure 30% of its heavy-duty transport purchases zero-emission by 2030.

Juan Romero, CEMEX Executive Vice President of Sustainability, Commercial and Operations Development said: “Decarbonising our global fleet requires a multi-pronged approach built on innovation.

“Our strategy combines taking immediate action to reduce our carbon footprint with currently available state-of-the-art technology, while at the same time collaborating with our partners to discover, pilot and scale the solutions needed to achieve net zero.”