Mason City Cement plans alternative fuels upgrade

Heidelberg Materials subsidiary Mason City Cement plans to invest US$4 – 5m in upgrades to its kiln line by 2026. Upon completion, the work will enable the plant to achieve an alternative fuel (AF) substitution rate of 50%.

Heidelberg Materials’ North America regional vice president of government affairs and communications David Perkins said “We want to be proactive as a company and really try to lower our carbon footprint and energy intensity, while recognising we have to be competitive.” He added “We’re a long-term industry on the cement side because of the investment that’s required to produce it.”