In this 6th Episode of our Podcast: Innovating for the Earth, innovation expert and radio and TV presenter James O’Loghlin speaks with Calix General Manager Adam Vincent about lime decarbonisation.
Together, they explore how Calix’s LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement) carbon capture technology can help significantly reduce lime’s impact on the environment.
As environmental regulations toughen, and shareholders and stakeholders place increasing pressure on companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lime producers need solutions quickly to help mitigate their CO2 emissions.
Calix’s LEILAC (“Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement”) Technology is available now to efficiently separate the CO2 emitted in lime production.
Calix’s LEILAC Technology captures the process CO2 emissions that are generated when limestone is heated. These emissions are unavoidable regardless of the fuel type and can constitute up to 75 per cent of CO2 emissions from a lime plant. The remainder comes from burning fuel.
Further advances in Calix’s LEILAC Technology, such as the ability to electrify the whole of the heating requirement, and power it from renewable energy, means that zero-emissions lime manufacturing can be achieved.
“The current objective facing the lime industry and governments is threefold: to maintain economic prosperity, meet lime market demand, while dramatically lowering CO2 emissions. Calix (LEILAC) aims to meet this global challenge as quickly as possible.” Comments Adam Vincent, General Manager Lime Decarbonisation.