America’s cement
industry is
cutting emissions



State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) now accept the use of portland-limestone cement (PLC). PLC reduces emissions by up to 10%.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

revised building specifications to include PLC.



of financial assistance in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) for cement and other industries to deploy carbon capture technology.



of PCA member companies use alternative and/or renewable fuels to reduce energy-related carbon emissions.



of member companies’ energy consumption comes from non-fossil fuels across the U.S. cement industry to date.



Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) projects underway with total investment of $35M partially from the DOE.

On behalf of the industry, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) has developed a Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, which identifies the targets, timelines, technologies, and supporting policies needed to achieve and potentially accelerate the goal of decarbonization.

The PCA represents the majority of U.S. cement manufacturers. PCA member companies are committed to achieving carbon neutrality across the cement and concrete value chain.

The cement and concrete value chain represents the entire life cycle of the product, from the manufacture of cement to its final reuse, recycling, and capability to absorb CO2.

Why carbon neutral now?

Growing cities require cement and concrete to build safe and durable infrastructure. We must meet this demand and also ensure we’re reducing emissions as production increases.

A life cycle approach across the value chain

We cannot consider any single process, product or technology in isolation. We must work together across the entire value chain to achieve lasting sustainability in our nation’s built environment.

The policy needed for change

Many of the opportunities in our plan require help from policymakers and regulators.


Reducing Our Carbon Footprint