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

LEILAC Pilot Plant 3D Model


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. 

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, and the civil works have been completed for the pilot itself, which will treat a slipstream of Lixhe’s material.

Work on the pilot plant is continuing at a rapid pace, with some of the major elements items now under fabrication.


Below are some photographs of segments of the Drier Tie-Ins, Car Park Extension, and Soil Testing at the Pilot's site.

We also see the foundations in progress:


  • Rebar and cast in place ready for concreting.

  • The piles after being concreted, awaiting the final slab.