Australian Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage Conference featured leading edge case studies on the latest development of CCUS technologies including Direct Air Capture (DAC) both in Australia and around the world whilst providing the ultimate platform to connect & network within the industry.
With the Morrison Government’s recent announcement of an additional $539.2m for hydrogen and CCS in May’s budget, carbon capture is now a key part of Australia’s transition towards clean energy and carbon neutrality. One of the priority technologies in Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap, CCUS technology has been identified by the International Energy Agency (IEA) as the only large-scale mitigation option available that can deliver the additional CO2 emissions reductions that would be necessary to meet the climate goals in 2050.
Phil Hodgson, Managing Director and CEO of Calix, presented Calix Carbon Capture technology for Cement and Lime Manufacturing.
The Calix process engineers the existing process flows of a traditional calciner indirectly heating the limestone via a special steel reactor. This unique system enables pure CO2 to be captured as it is released from the limestone, as the furnace exhaust gases are kept separate.
Applying and scaling up the technology to the cement industry carries a large number of risks. To quickly and effectively apply this technology, the European-Australian collaboration LEILAC projects include consortia of some of the world’s largest cement, and lime companies, as well as leading research and environmental institutions.
LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement)
Calix’s technology is being piloted with the world’s largest cement and lime companies to mitigate their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions dramatically without significant energy or capital penalty.Find out more about LEILAC