The Argos Group, through its subsidiaries Cementos Argos and Celsia, inaugurated the cement industry’s second largest solar park in Honduras and continues to consolidate its leadership in Central America in the implementation of sustainable projects.
In a statement, the companies said that more than $1.2 million was invested in the construction of this solar farm, generating 1.6 million kWh/year, which will meet 25% of the energy needs of the cement company located there Choloma, in north of the country.
With the inauguration of this project, Grupo Argos and its companies reaffirmed their commitment to sustainability and the implementation of initiatives to reduce their emissions in line with their climate change strategy. The organization’s goal for 2025 is to reduce its carbon emissions by 46%.
According to the text, with this farm, Cementos Argos remains the first and only cement company in Honduras to use solar energy to power its production processes, reducing its CO2 emissions by 23%, equivalent to the oxygen produced by more 55,500 ancient trees and represents in the case of Celsia, represents a further step in the energy transition process, which aims to generate more than 1,000 megabytes of solar energy in the coming years.
“At Argos we are committed to transforming the cement industry and we are embracing sustainability as a means to doing so. We are proud to be the first and only cement company in the country to use solar energy to produce eco-friendly cements and to be a benchmark in environmental protection. We reaffirm our commitment to building a more sustainable, prosperous and inclusive Honduras,” said Luis Eduardo Tovar, Director of Cementos Argos Honduras.
For his part, Javier Gutiérrez, Head of Celsia for Central America, stated: “We at Celsia are proud to work hand in hand with our sister company Cementos Argos and together put into operation this second solar park for the Honduran cement industry.” With this project we reaffirm our commitment Committed to leading the transition to a more sustainable energy future for Honduras and the region, while promoting economic development and environmental protection, thereby contributing to the active reduction of our carbon footprint and that of our brothers in the region. Argos Group”.
Argos Group highlighted that this is the second project in which both companies are collaborating to contribute to the energy efficiency of the cement production process. It was recalled that in 2020 they inaugurated the first solar park at the Argos cement plant in Comayagua, consisting of more than 32,000 solar panels and allowing the cement company to replace up to 22% of its electricity consumption at the Piedras Azules plant.