A Solution for the cement and lime industries

LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement) will successfully pilot a breakthrough technology that aims to enable both Europe’s cement and lime industries to reduce their emissions heavily while retaining, or even increasing international and cross sectorial competitiveness.

Carbon Capture (Utilisation & Storage) is not yet included in the best available technologies for cement and lime.  The international and EU community recognises that CO2 emissions contribute to climate change, and the only economical viable approach to reducing such emissions to-date for the cement and lime industries has been to increase kiln efficiencies and utilise alternative fuels with important waste biomass fractions.  Once tested in LEILAC and scaled up, Direct Separation with CO2 capture should reduce the costs of carbon capture considerably, and accelerate the deployment in both industries.

Direct Separation provides a common platform for CCUS in both the cement and lime industries, and seeks to effectively “future-proof” these industries against tighter emissions standards for CO2 emission reductions and CO2 capture.

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This project has received € 12m of funding from Horizon 2020 program for research and innovation of the European Union under the grant agreement No 654465.