Leilac-2 location confirmed at Heidelberg Materials’ cement plant in Ennigerloh, Germany

Decarbonisation technology company, Leilac, is pleased to announce the Leilac-2 project will be hosted at Heidelberg Materials’ Ennigerloh cement plant in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The selection of Ennigerloh as the Leilac-2 host plant is the result of a thorough site assessment process by Leilac, Heidelberg Materials, and IKN, a Leilac-2 project partner, and follows Heidelberg Materials’ decision to end clinker production at the previous site in Hanover, Germany.

The Leilac-2 project has already delivered a robust detailed design ready for implementation. Construction of Leilac-2 at Ennigerloh, based on the existing engineered design, is targeted to begin promptly following the conclusion of the permitting process.

Leilac CEO, Daniel Rennie said, “The swift and successful selection of Ennigerloh as the new Leilac-2 host plant is the result of the proactive, positive, and committed approach by Heidelberg Materials, the European Commission, and our partners, and the dedication of an exceptional collective project team.”

Heidelberg Materials General Manager Germany, Christian Knell said, “Heidelberg Materials has again demonstrated its commitment to develop the Leilac technology and is pleased to host the Leilac-2 project at the Ennigerloh cement plant. Leilac continues to be an important technology solution for our industry-leading efforts to meet societies’ net-zero commitments.”

Mr Rennie continued, “The Leilac technology represents a scalable and economical solution to address the carbon dioxide emissions that are produced unavoidably by the cement and lime industries, and the rapid demonstration of such solutions is essential to achieving our industrial decarbonisation goals.

“We look forward to continuing to work with all our partners to rapidly deploy efficient decarbonisation solutions at Ennigerloh and cement and lime plants around the world.”

About the Leilac-2 Project

The Leilac-2 project aims to demonstrate a replicable module that can efficiently capture up to 100,000 tonnes per year of unavoidable process carbon dioxide emissions released during cement and lime production. The retrofittable module is designed to be integrated into an operational cement plant with minimal downtime and operate on a range of fuels.

The successful relocation of the Leilac-2 project to Ennigerloh demonstrates the robust and transferrable nature of the Leilac technology and its ability to be quickly deployed at other operational cement plants. Ultimately, Leilac’s technology is designed to be delivered through a blueprint model, for construction by local companies, using local resources.

An impression of the Leilac-2 module located at Heidelberg Materials’ Ennigerloh cement plant.
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