Leilac Expert Insight Series: Claude Lorea, GCCA 

Cement Director, on innovative carbon capture

LEILAC Pilot Plant
Claude Lorea – Executive Cement Director of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) - talks about the innovative carbon capture LEILAC project at the opening of the pilot plant.


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. 

In this first video of the Leilac Expert Insight, Claude Lorea shares her views on the challenges for LEILAC and the wider industry, highlighting the momentum that is being generated by the project. She also emphasises the importance of collaboration and the need for technology innovation to decarbonise industry and address the climate crisis.