Caterpillar signs agreement with CRH to advance zero-exhaust emissions solutions

CATERPILLAR has signed an electrification strategic agreement with CRH to advance the deployment of the manufacturer’s zero-exhaust emissions solutions.

CRH is a leading aggregates producer in North America and the first company in that industry to sign such an agreement with Caterpillar.

The move is focused on accelerating the deployment of Caterpillar’s 70 to 100-ton-class battery electric off-highway trucks and charging solutions at a CRH site. Through the agreement, CRH will participate in Caterpillar’s Early Learner initiative for battery electric off-highway trucks, testing and validating the units in real-world applications.

“We are pleased to work with CRH, as our first aggregates industry customer, to expand our electrification solutions beyond mining,” said resource industries group president Denise Johnson. “When it comes to sustainability, the quarry and aggregates industry requires diverse solutions.

“Our collaboration with CRH is an exciting opportunity to learn together and gain valuable insights into how our products can best support CRH’s long-term objectives to decarbonise its operations.”

The collaboration supports CRH’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by utilising more sustainable equipment. CRH has set a target to deliver a 30% reduction in absolute carbon emissions by 2030 (from a 2021 base year) and an ambition to be a net zero business by 2050.