Testing is now set to commence...

Watch a time-lapse video of the construction stage.

LEILAC Pilot Plant

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. 

This video is a time lapse of Project LEILAC’s structure construction from the beginning to the ribbon cutting!... 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... and another step towards Paris climate goals.

Commissioning is actively underway, and the subsequent testing phase will start to validate the performance of the pilot, and be 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.

Supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and extensive industrial backing, the LEILAC pilot has been built. This is a significant moment in the application of Calix’s Direct Separation technology, and the cumulation of many years of work by all of the project partners.

 

Starting in 2016, the project team has had highly collaborative approach: with close cooperation across research, development, design and engineering activities.

The dedication and agility of all the people involved and supporting this project has resulted in the construction of this highly innovative, significant, first of a kind pilot - on time and on budget.

 

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.

Watch the official Project LEILAC construction time-lapse video