Leilac-2 CCS project to begin in April 2020
Australia-based Calix has announced that construction will begin on its second low emissions intensity lime and cement (Leilac) carbon capture and storage (CCS) installation at a "European cement plant" on 7 April 2020. ASX ComNews has reported that collaborators on the project, which has received Euro16m under the EU's Horizon 2020 grant scheme, are Portugal-based Cimpor, Germany-based HeidelbergCement, Germany and France-based energy companies Ingenieurbnro-Knhlerbau-Neustadt (IKN) and Engie and Belgium-based minerals and lime company Lhoist. Calix has said that the 100,000t/year process emissions capture facility will be operational in late 2024. The company has appointed Emma Bowring Leilac-2 project leader. The first Leilac installation was completed at HeidelbergCement's 1.5 MT per year integrated Lixhe plant in Belgium's Limburg province in mid-2019.