Leilac Expert Insight Series: Eleni Despotou 

Secretary General European, Lime Association

Eleni Despotou – Secretary General of the European Lime Association talks about Project LEILAC’s potential to help reach zero net emissions production by 2050.


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. 

In this second video of the Leilac Expert Insight, Eleni Despotou shares her views on the significance of the LEILAC Project for the cement and lime industries, and her enthusiasm about the implementation and operation of the technology. She sees Project LEILAC as a very promising solution to allow the capture of unavoidable process emissions from what is a very carbon intensive sector.
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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.