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.

BBC Podcast : Can capturing carbon buy us time to tackle climate change?


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. 

We recently welcomed the BBC to the LEILAC pilot plant at HeidelbergCement’s Lixhe site.


The visit was part of People Fixing the World – a BBC podcast series that focuses on ‘brilliant solutions to the worlds problem’.

In this episode ‘Can capturing carbon buy us time to tackle climate change?’ Jan Theulen, Director Alternative Resources, HeidelbergCement explains more about the LEILAC project.

Listen here:

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