LEILAC Technology Roadmap to 2050

There has been a demonstrable global commitment to respond to the threat of climate change. To achieve the ambitious target of minimising global heating to 1.5°C, fundamental changes are needed to reduce the CO2 that our society emits. Once tested and scaled up, the LEILAC technology should provide an option for reducing the costs of carbon capture and accelerate the deployment in both industries using this new type of pre-calciner. The techno-economic forecast for the technology is very promising.

The international community recognises that CO2 emissions contribute to climate change. The cement and lime industries serve an extremely important part in the functioning of our global society and economies. They are longstanding industries, highly optimised – providing low-cost products that underpin our daily lives. However, our societies, scientists, governments, and the industry have all
acknowledged that the previous means of production cannot be sustained.

There is an enormous drive, and support, for addressing unavoidable process emissions derived from the production of cement and lime. Until very recently, there were not the technologies nor policy mechanism available to support wholesale decarbonisation efforts globally – but that has changed. Today the global cement and lime industries are both committed, and are developing the tools, to take dramatic steps in achieving net zero production.

LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement) projects aim to apply a breakthrough in low-cost carbon capture technology that will enable Europe’s cement and lime industries to reduce their emissions dramatically, while retaining their international competitiveness.

Focused on addressing these industries’ unavoidable process emissions using Calix’s novel carbon capture technology – and supported by leading industrial players – the LEILAC projects are on track to deliver commercially relevant solutions by 2024.

The international community recognises that CO2 emissions contribute to climate change. The cement and lime industries serve an extremely important part in the functioning of our global society and economies. They are longstanding industries, highly optimised – providing low-cost products that underpin our daily lives. However, our societies, scientists, governments, and the industry have all acknowledged that the previous means of production cannot be sustained.

There is an enormous drive, and support, for addressing unavoidable process emissions derived from the production of cement and lime. Until very recently, there were not the technologies nor policy mechanism available to support wholesale decarbonisation efforts globally – but that has changed. Today the global cement and lime industries are both committed, and are developing the tools, to take dramatic steps in achieving net zero production.

LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement) projects aim to apply a breakthrough in low-cost carbon capture technology that will enable Europe’s cement and lime industries to reduce their emissions dramatically, while retaining their international competitiveness.

Focused on addressing these industries’ unavoidable process emissions using Calix’s novel carbon capture technology – and supported by leading industrial players – the LEILAC projects are on track to deliver commercially relevant solutions by 2024.

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