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Carbon Capture Conference 2020 - photos

January 01, 2020

The Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference 2020′ was held in January this year, which brought together nearly 200 attendees. Policy makers, civil society, financiers and industry were invited to discuss the challenges facing the global community, and the role of the cement and lime industries. 

IICC Conference 2020 - Industry working towards the Paris Agreement

March 29, 2020

The ‘Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference 2020', developed by the LEILAC project, was held in January 2020, which brought together nearly 200 attendees...

IICC Conference 2020 - Role of innovation and company entrepreneurship in CCS

March 29, 2020

Following discussions between policy makers, industry, and civil society in taking the necessary steps to decarbonise industry (see Industry working towards the Paris Agreement), Trude Sunset, the CEO of Gassnova, provided an overview of the progressive actions being taken by Norway...

IICC Conference 2020 - Industry working towards the Paris Agreement

March 29, 2020

The first day of the Conference held in January 2020 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.

IICC Conference 2020 - LEILAC and initial technical results

March 29, 2020

Phil Hodgson, CEO of Calix, provided an overview of the LEILAC, and the recently built pilot’s technical results.

IICC Conference 2020 - Knowledge Exchange

March 29, 2020

As part of the Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference 2020, developed by the LEILAC project, there was a major focus on knowledge sharing between major CCUS projects and initiatives from across Europe.

Project Leilac in Euronews

January 01, 2020

Project LEILAC appeared in a TV documentary on latest European research to reduce CO2 emissions in cement manufacturing.
 

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

December 16, 2019

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.

Leilac Expert Insight Series: Jorge Pablo Garcia, CEMEX, on next steps and challenges

December 16, 2019

In this fifth video of the Leilac Expert Insight, Jorge Pablo Garcia shares talks about next steps and challenges for the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technology being piloted by Project LEILAC.

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

December 16, 2019

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.

Leilac Expert Insight Series: Jaap Vente, TNO on the industrial CCS technology

December 05, 2019

Dr. Jaap Vente - sustainable process technology at TNO talks about the industrial CSS technology being piloted by Project LEILAC.

Leilac Expert Insight Series: Eleni Despotou Secretary General European, Lime Association

December 03, 2019

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

Visit of representatives of the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council 

November 15, 2019

The LEILAC project was delighted to welcome representatives of the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council (EU-GCC) who visited the pilot site on 12 November.

Leilac Expert Insight Series: Claude Lorea, GCCA Cement Director, on innovative carbon capture

November 12, 2019

Claude Lorea – Executive Cement Director of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) - talks about the innovative carbon capture LEILAC project at the opening of the pilot plant.

Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference 2020

November 07, 2019

Organised by the EU-Horizon 2020 funded project LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement) Consortium, the Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference 2020 will bring together the latest knowledge in the industrial application of carbon capture technology and how it aligns with CCU and CCS-roadmaps.

Project LEILAC team hosted a visit for Members of the European Parliament

October 19, 2019

On the 14th of October, the LEILAC team were honoured to host a site visit for Members of the European Parliament.

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

September 17, 2019

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?’ 

Successful demonstration of CO2 separation at Project LEILAC in Belgium

July 30, 2019

Preliminary test runs have been completed on the LEILAC pilot at Heidelberg Cement’s Lixhe plant in Belgium. The technology concept has been shown to work on both lime and cement meal, with calcination near to target levels and high purity CO2 successfully separated at the top of the reactor, albeit not yet at full design capacity.

Progress Update: Testing is Now Set to Commence

May 20, 2019

Testing is now set to commence and start to validate the performance of the pilot, and a significant step in enabling Direct Separation to become one of the principal methods of capturing the carbon emissions from the lime and cement industries.

Progress Update: LEILAC Celebrates With Ribbon Cutting

May 08, 2019

On the 7th of May 2019, the LEILAC consortium partners and External Advisory Board met to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the LEILAC pilot plant.

Progress Update: Commissioning of the Pilot Plant Continues

April 28, 2019

Commissioning continues of the pilot plant, ensuring that all aspects of the equipment work correctly, in preparation for trials...

Progress Update: LEILAC Project Commences Commissioning

March 28, 2019

The Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LEILAC) Project has commenced commissioning its demonstration facility as planned...

Progress Update: January 2019

January 16, 2019

... the majority of LEILAC’s structure is now in place, work now commences on the installation of the electrical and control systems.

Progress Update: Burners being installed...

December 11, 2018

Work continues on the LEILAC pilot plant, with the burners currently being installed and the pipe bridge, connecting the LEILAC pilot plant to the host site at CBR Lixhe.

Progress Update: The silo is now being installed next to the tower

November 06, 2018

Work continues on the LEILAC pilot, with the silo now being installed next to the tower.

Progress Update: The final stages of LEILAC pilot’s supporting structure and furnace are assembled

October 09, 2018

The final stages of LEILAC pilot’s supporting structure and furnace are assembled.

Progress Update: The second stage of LEILAC pilot’s supporting structure is assembled

August 31, 2018

The second stage of LEILAC pilot’s supporting structure is assembled, and the first sections of the furnace are lifted into place...

Progress Update: LEILAC pilot’s supporting structure continues to be assembled

August 20, 2018

LEILAC pilot’s supporting structure continues to be assembled, with the stairway now in place for the first section...

Progress Update: The pilot’s structure starts to be assembled on site

August 12, 2018

The first sections of the LEILAC pilot’s supporting structure start to be assembled and erected on site...

Progress update: The pilot’s furnace is delivered to site

July 15, 2018

The LEILAC pilot’s shell furnace has now been delivered to the Lixhe plant, and construction is set to start shortly.

Progress update: Supporting the pilot

June 11, 2018

The supporting structure for the pilot is nearing completion, with work continuing at pace in Micesa’s workshop in Madrid.

Progress update: Fabrication of the pilot’s furnace is finalised

May 06, 2018

The LEILAC pilot’s shell furnace has now been fabricated by Peruweld in Belgium. Therser, in the UK, is preparing the furnace’s interior.

Progress update: LEILAC’s burners

April 08, 2018

The burners that will power LEILAC’s pilot plant have been manufactured, and tested in Germany. WS’s high efficiency, low emission FLOX burners are now ready for delivery to site.

Progress update: Tie-ins and site preparation for the LEILAC pilot are complete

March 08, 2018

Work continues at pace on the LEILAC pilot. Recently all of the on-site preparations for the pilot have been completed. Tie-ins to HeidelbergCement’s host cement plant at Lixhe have been made...

Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference

February 06, 2018

Over 130 international experts from across industry, academia and government gathered in early February 2018 for the Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference, in Oupeye, Belgium, organised by the LEILAC Consortium.

Photos: Carbon Capture Conference 2018

February 06, 2018

The two-day event was organised by the LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement) Consortium, a European Union Horizon 2020 carbon capture project. A wide-ranging agenda was designed to encourage discussion and knowledge sharing across key stakeholder groups with a strategic interest in innovation in carbon capture technology.

Ground-breaking ceremony for LEILAC’s carbon capture pilot project

February 06, 2018

The Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference also celebrated the ground-breaking of the LEILAC project’s pilot plant hosted at HeidelbergCement’s Lixhe cement plant. This marks the start of the construction of the pilot plant.

Final investment decision reached on innovative technology demonstration project to slash CO2 emissions from cement and lime sectors

August 27, 2017

The Low Emissions Intensity Lime & Cement (LEILAC) consortium today announced that the pioneering carbon capture project, which aims to validate Calix’s innovative Direct Separation technology in the cement and lime sector, has taken a significant step forward as it successfully completes the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the pilot plant.  

 

This important milestone was reached on schedule and marked the Final Investment Decision (FID) for the project, which can now enter into the Engineering Procurement and Construction phase. The pilot plant will be integrated into HeidelbergCement’s cement plant at Lixhe, Belgium and is anticipated to commence operation in early 2019.