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

Camera on site - Zoom on October 2018

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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.