Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference 2020

LEILAC Pilot Plant


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. 

Industry working towards the Paris Agreement

The first day of the ‘Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference', held in January 2020, (see above) focused on the political, societal and industrial context and steps to decarbonise industry and efforts towards the Paris Agreement. The second day built upon these discussions by focusing on the technical efforts that were occurring in Europe.

The session was opened by an overview of the R&D and Demonstration Centres in Europe, commencing with the efforts being made in Norway.

Kristin Jordal, Research Manager, SINTEF, provided insights into Norway’s approach to CCS implementation: developing storage concepts since 1986, introduction of the offshore carbon tax in 1991, commencement of operations Sleipner in 1996, and efforts by TCM and CLIMIT to support efforts for full-scale, full-chain CCS solution by 2022.  


Leila Faramarzi, Lead Global Advisory Services, of Test Centre Mongstad, have an overview of the extensive work that has been undertaken in the study, analysis and development of post-capture technologies (amines in particular) over the previous decades.

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Leila Faramarzi, Lead Global Advisory Services, of Test Centre Mongstad