Leilac Expert Insight Series : Koen Coppenholle, CEMBUREAU, on the need of CO2 emission reduction

Koen Coppenholle, CEMBUREAU Chief Executive, shares his views on the necessity for solutions like the one being piloted by Project LEILAC.

About LEILAC

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 sixth video of the Leilac Expert Insight, Koen Coppenholle, CEMBUREAU Chief Executive, shares his views on the necessity for solutions like the one being piloted by Project LEILAC.

 

“A project like this one allows us to make a big stride in terms of CO2 emissions reduction especially in an area that is most difficult to reduce" he comments.

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.