Biden Officials Visit Kansas City For Next Step of Climate Initiative

By Quinn O’Hara

The next step of President Biden’s Net Zero carbon emissions program led White House officials to Kansas City, Kansas to talk with a local concrete manufacturer on ways to produce the same product but with a lowered amount of carbon emissions. 

The Net Zero Carbon Emissions program looks to slow the effects of climate change and create a healthier environment by reducing carbon emissions in the United States by 50% by the year 2030.

It is estimated that for each ton of concrete produced, one ton of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere.

The concrete producer Geiger Ready-Mix, who’s production plant is located in Kansas City, Kansas, has been participating in the program for the past three years, and has been used by the White House as an example of how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the manufacturing process.

The officials hope by learning from Geiger’s new processes, they can apply them to other types of products whose manufacturing process emits large amount of carbon-dioxide, such as glass, steel, and asphalt.

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