CEMEX will expand trials of zero-emission concrete mixers following successful trials across Europe.
The mixers were first tested in Poland, following initial trials in Germany and France, among others.
The trials used the Putzmeister iONTRON e-mixer fully electric ready-mix concrete truck.
The prototype vehicle is 100 per cent powered by electricity.
The manufacturer provided a mobile charging station for use during the trials which enabled the concrete mixer to be charged overnight from 20 to 100 per cent in eight hours.
“Transport is one of the key areas where CEMEX is striving to reduce carbon emissions,” CEMEX mobile equipment fleet & category manager – Europe Craig Hooper said.
“Our company is constantly looking for new, more environmentally friendly transport solutions, hence the decision to conduct extensive pilot studies to verify the possibilities offered by electric concrete mixers.
“The positive results of the trials in Europe now allow us to think positively about the potential implementation of these vehicles, which will bring CEMEX closer to achieving its climate goals.”
CEMEX joined the First Movers Coalition in 2021.
As part of this, the company has committed to accelerate innovation and development of decarbonisation technologies in heavy road transport services.
The planned investment in zero-emission vehicles will contribute to the fulfilment of these commitments.
It is also is another step in the implementation of CEMEX’s Future in Action– Committed to Net Zero CO2 strategy towards being a net zero company.
The strategy was announced in February 2020 and outlines goals CEMEX intends to achieve by 2030.
This includes plans to be below 475kg of CO2 per ton of cementitious material, equivalent to a 40 per cent reduction (according to its 1990 baseline).
CEMEX also wants to reduce the carbon content per cubic meter of concrete to 165kg, equivalent to a 35 per cent reduction (according to its 1990 baseline) and to reach 55 per cent in clean energy consumption.
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