Heidelbergcement Leilac Carbon Caputure Project in Ennigerloh GermanyHeidelbergcement Leilac Carbon Caputure Project in Ennigerloh Germany
  • LEILAC-2 Project Relocated to Ennigerloh Plant for Carbon Dioxide Capture.
  • Initiative Aims for Efficient Capture of 100,000 Tons of CO2 Annually.

Heidelberg, Germany — Heidelberg Materials, in collaboration with Australian environmental technology company Calix Limited, announced Wednesday a significant development in their joint Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement (LEILAC-2) research project.

Initially slated to take place at the Heidelberg Materials site in Hanover, Germany, the project has now been shifted to the Ennigerloh cement plant. This change comes in response to the upcoming cessation of clinker production in Hanover in the latter half of 2024.

The LEILAC-2 project is at the forefront of environmental innovation, focusing on the scalable capture of carbon dioxide emissions inherent in cement and lime production. This initiative is crucial, considering the high volume of unavoidable CO2 emissions associated with these industries.

The project’s primary goal is to validate a retrofit module capable of capturing up to 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. This cutting-edge module is designed for seamless integration and operation within an active cement plant, minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency.

The shift to the Ennigerloh plant signifies Heidelberg Materials’ and Calix Limited’s commitment to adapting their strategies in the face of operational changes. This move ensures the continued progress of the LEILAC-2 project, aligning with the broader goal of reducing the environmental impact of cement and lime production.

As the world increasingly focuses on sustainable practices, the LEILAC-2 project stands as a testament to Heidelberg Materials’ dedication to innovative solutions in environmental technology. By capturing significant amounts of CO2, this project could pave the way for more eco-friendly methods in the construction materials industry, potentially setting new standards for environmental responsibility.

By Lisa Luckas

Lisa Luckas is a Sr. Business News Editor at Nobot.News.

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