Progress Update: LEILAC Project commences commissioning on time and on budget
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 Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LEILAC) Project has successfully commenced commissioning its demonstration facility as planned. The commissioning activities over April involve:
Test-firing of furnace burners
Testing of each process line
Furnace refractory dry-out
Cold feed conveying
Extraction system testing
Commencement of test campaigns