Holcim US Introduces ECOPlanet TerCem™ to Scale High-Performance Green Building Solutions
Chicago, IL, December 1, 2021 – Holcim US, US introduced a new ECOPlanet product, TerCem™, an ultra-low carbon footprint cement. TerCem, a cement product tri-blend offers up to 65% CO2 reduction. Specially developed at our Whitehall cement plant in Pennsylvania, it offers enhanced early strength performance in concrete that a ready mix producer can’t duplicate even when using expensive admixtures.
As the United States doubles down on its commitment to lowering the carbon footprint of the built environment and improving national infrastructure, ECOPlanet cement products, along with TerCem will enable low-carbon construction at scale. TerCem was designed for the building sector and post tensioned concrete structures in urban areas, with the potential to be used in numerous applications where a low carbon footprint is desired.
“We are leading a market transformation and taking a step towards a net-zero future,” said Patrick Cleary, SVP Sales, US Cement at Holcim. “Our cement organization has invested heavily in broadening the industry’s range of superior sustainable products designed to lower our carbon footprint with no compromise in quality and long-term durability.”
The ECOPlanet portfolio of products offer a minimum 30% lower carbon footprint compared to standard cements through the use of innovative and low-emission raw materials and the broad use of alternative fuels in its industrial process.
Our Whitehall plant, one of the oldest operating cement plants in the US, has long been an innovation center for low-carbon products and solutions, including the Solidia cement.
The introduction of ECOPlanet in the US is a critical step in a national effort to improve physical infrastructure and support improvements that boost the economy and create jobs, while enabling greener cities and smarter infrastructure.
Holcim is the global leader in building materials and solutions and active in four business segments: Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix Concrete and Solutions & Products. Its ambition is to lead the industry in reducing carbon emissions and shifting towards low-carbon construction. With the strongest R&D organization in the industry, the company seeks to constantly introduce and promote high-quality and sustainable building materials and solutions to its customers worldwide - whether individual homebuilders or developers of major infrastructure projects. In the United States, Holcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 7,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency.