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Highways Magazine – Shell and Tarmac team up for net zero progress

Shell and Tarmac owner CRH have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on reducing carbon emissions.

The two giants are committed to working together on decarbonization solutions and technologies to move towards the goal of net zero emissions.

The agreement covers transport, operations and materials and solutions include vehicle electrification and charging infrastructure to reduce transport emissions; deploy low-carbon fuels for off-road equipment and renewable electricity to power power facilities; and the development of low carbon asphalt.

Juan Pablo San Agustín, Group Director – Strategy, Sustainability and Innovation, CRH, and Carlos Maurer, EVP Sectors and Decarbonization, Shell

In a statement, the companies said they believe collaboration is key to moving quickly and at scale to unlock new and innovative decarbonization solutions.

“By working together, we hope to maximize learning and knowledge sharing to accelerate the deployment of low-carbon solutions and technologies that will help both companies achieve net zero,” they said.

Shell and CRH said they would start working together immediately to start making progress on decarbonization in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.

Shell is a major supplier of bitumen and related products to the highway industry, while CRH supplies aggregates and asphalt, notably through its Tarmac brand.