Titan America CEO Bill Zarkalis says: "We are proud of this remarkable accomplishment. Ramping up the actual production and sales of Portland Limestone Cement beyond 50% of our total production capacity enables a substantial reduction of the carbon footprint of our cement plants and provides our customers the low carbon solutions they need in infrastructure, housing, and commercial construction. It's an important milestone, especially considering our group has recently aligned its climate mitigation targets with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement."
Earlier this year, Titan signed the 'Business Ambition for 1.5 degrees Celsius' commitment, a global campaign led by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the UN Global Compact.
As part of this commitment, Titan will join several companies in a commitment to keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.
Titan claims it was one of the first cement companies worldwide to have its carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets validated by the SBTi as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The Titan plant in Medley, known as 'Pennsuco', was the first cement manufacturing facility in Florida to obtain Portland Limestone Cement (Type IL) approval by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDoT), the company adds.
Type IL is a cement with approximately 15% lower carbon emissions as compared to Type I or Type II cement.
Randy Dunlap, president of the Florida business unit at Titan America, says: "Pennsuco is the largest US producer of Type IL cement. We expect that the totality of our cement production at Pennsuco will be lower carbon as early as 2023."
Titan has garnered Department of Transportation approval and specified Portland Limestone Cement with customers in all the areas it operates.
Kevin Baird, president of Titan America's Mid-Atlantic business unit, says: "We are serving large customers in E-Commerce, cloud services, and infrastructure. These customers are committed to sustainable development and are demanding solutions for "green" construction. Low carbon cement, such as our Type IL, is one of the ways we are meeting the needs of our customers for these projects."