Leilac Expert Insight Series: Jan Theulen, HeidelbergCement Group, shares an industry perspective

LEILAC Pilot Plant
Jan Theulen, Heidelberg Cement Group, talks about how we decarbonise the cement industry while remaining competitive


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 fourth video of the Leilac Expert Insight, Jan Theulen shares an industry perspective on the impacts of the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technology being piloted by Project LEILAC. He describes the Calix Technology as a ground-breaking innovation that can help decarbonise the cement industry while remaining competitive in cement markets.


HeidelbergCement Group is one of the largest building materials manufacturers in the world. In addition to its global presence in construction materials, HeidelbergCement has established itself as a leader in sustainability through its participation in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and as a founding member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD’s) Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI). HeidelbergCement will play a critical role in LEILAC, hosting the pilot plant at Lixhe in Belgium.