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


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. 

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


Below we can see photos of the sections of the LEILAC pilot's furnace beinf fabricated:

  • 1-3 Segments of the LEILAC pilot’s furnace being fabricated by PERUWELD in Belgium

  • The various parts being assembled by Therser for the furnace:

    • The brick arrangement test, which surrounds each burner (overview).

    • The brick arrangement test, which surrounds each burner (detail).

    • Progress cutting the bricks for the burner penetrations.

    • The assembled insulation modules, ready to be shipped to site.

  • One of the combustion air manifolds for the furnace, completed and test assembled at the factory.​

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This project has received € 12m of funding from Horizon 2020 program for research and innovation of the European Union under the grant agreement No 654465.