Progress update: the pilot’s furnace is delivered to site
The LEILAC pilot’s shell furnace has now been delivered to the Lixhe plant, and construction is set to start shortly.
Below we can see photos of the furnace sections being shifted from the laydown area near the canal to the work site :
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.