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Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement

Objective

LEILAC, Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement, will successfully pilot a breakthrough technology that will enable both Europe’s cement and lime industries to reduce their emissions dramatically while retaining, or even increasing, international competitiveness. LEILAC will develop, build and operate a 240 tonne per day pilot plant demonstrating Direct Separation calcining technology which will capture over 95% of the process CO2 emissions (which is 60 % of total CO2 emissions) from both industries without significant energy or capital penalty.

Direct Separation technology uses indirect heating in which the process CO2 and furnace combustion gases do not mix, resulting in the simple capture of high quality CO2. This innovation requires minimal changes to the conventional processes for cement, replacing the calciner in the Preheater-Calciner Tower. For lime there is no product contamination from the combustion gas. The technology can be used with alternative fuels and other capture technologies to achieve negative CO2 emissions. The project will also enable research into novel building materials with a reduced CO2 footprint, as well the upgrade of low value limestone fines and dust to high value lime applications.

The high potential of the project is complemented by high deliverability. The requested grant will secure €8.8m of in-kind funding and support from the LEILAC consortium members, which include world leading engineering, cement, lime and R&D organisations.

To accelerate further development, LEILAC will deliver a techno-economic roadmap, and comprehensive knowledge sharing activities including a visitor centre at the pilot site near Brussels. In order to reach the required 80% emissions reductions by 2050, CCS will need to be applied to 85% of European clinker production, and LEILAC is uniquely placed to allow Europe to achieve these targets in a timely, effective and efficient manner.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-1-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CALIX - EUROPE
Address
16 Rue Du Pere Brottier
92190 Meudon
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 051 428,75

Participants (14)

HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 431 095
Address
Berliner Strasse 6
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CEMEX RESEARCH GROUP AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Romerstrasse 13
2555 Brugg Bei Biel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TARMAC TRADING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Millfields Road Ettingshall
WV4 6JP Wolverhampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LHOIST RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Charles Dubois 28
1342 Limelette
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMEC FOSTER WHEELER ENERGY LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 528 738
Address
Booths Park Chelford Road Knutsford
WA16 8QZ Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CALIX LTD
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Level 1 9-11 Bridge Street
2073 Pymble Nsw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 197 510
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 366 282
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PROCESS SYSTEMS ENTERPRISE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 402 280
Address
Hammersmith Grove 26-28 6Th Floor East
W6 7HA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CARBON TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Dorset House 27/45 Stamford Street
SE1 9NT London
Activity type
Other
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 149 267,25
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOLVAY SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue De Ransbeek 310
1120 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CALIX (EUROPE) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 6 455 630
Address
Chipper Lane 21 Old Library Chambers 21
SP1 1BG Salisbury Wiltshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)