• By using clean technology to conserve tomorrow’s resources.

    Providing a Constructive Solution
  • By recycling secondary materials as alternative fuels and producing a vital product, portland cement.
    Turning Waste into Opportunity
  • By conserving non-renewable energy resources (i.e., fossil fuels) and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
    Benefitting the Environment
  • By recognizing the interconnections among economy, society, and the environment and bridging the way to a sustained future for generations to come.
    Embracing Sustainability
  • By conducting extensive emissions compliance testing and performing comprehensive multi-pathway risk assessments to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the energy recovery process.
    Complying with Stringent Regulations

The US Cement Industry recovers more energy from secondary materials than any other manufacturing sector. CKRC’s members alone use approximately 1.5 million tons of waste fuel every year. This preserves finite fossil fuel resources and reduces combustion emissions nationwide.

The Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition is a national trade association representing cement manufacturers in the U.S. that recycle the energy value in secondary materials by using or re-using them as fuel in kilns that produce portland cement.  CKRC also represents companies that collect, process, manage, and market alternative fuels for use in cement kilns.

According to the Portland Cement Association (PCA), “U.S. cement manufacturers employ over 14,300 workers with an annual payroll of nearly $1-billion. When including related industries such as concrete, the number of employees grows to nearly 535,000 with an annual payroll of approximately $25 billion.” CKRC’s membership represents the operation of facilities, plants, and offices in almost every state in our country and employs approximately 7,000 workers whose jobs are associated with the process of beneficially recovering energy from alternative fuels in the manufacture of portland cement.

Cement kiln combustion systems are stringently regulated. Kiln operators have conducted extensive emissions testing to demonstrate compliance with USEPA regulations, and CKRC member companies have performed detailed multi-pathway, site-specific risk assessments that have proven the safety, sustainability, and efficacy of using secondary materials as fuel in cement kilns.