A Solution for the cement and lime industries

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


The best available technologies for cement and lime have no carbon capture capability.  The international and EU community recognises that CO2 emissions contribute to climate change, and the most practical approach to reducing such emissions to-date for the cement and lime industries has been to increase kiln efficiencies and utilise alternative fuels.  Nevertheless, Direct Separation with CO2 capture has the potential to directly compete on an efficiency basis with the state-of-the-art emitting technology – allowing this to become the Best Available Technology for both industries independent of CO2 prices, de-risking the decarbonisation investments needed for plant owners.


Direct Separation provides a common platform for CCS in both the lime and cement industries, and can effectively “future-proof” these industries against tighter emissions standards for 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.