Decarbonisation technology company, Leilac, announces the Leilac-2 project will move to another Heidelberg Materials’ site following Heidelberg Materials’ decision to end clinker production at its Hanover, Germany cement plant.

Leilac-2 demonstration plant

Heidelberg Materials’ decision to shut down clinker production in Hanover follows a substantial decline in cement sales amid weak construction demand in Germany.

Heidelberg Materials has committed to hosting the Leilac-2 project at another site.

Leilac-2 is well advanced, with a finalised plan ready for construction. It has delivered a unique and elegant modular design that aims to demonstrate an efficient, economic and scalable solution for the cement and lime industries to capture their unavoidable process emissions and provide flexible and future-proof fuel optionality. It also aims to demonstrate a technology that can be retrofitted to an operational cement plant with minimal downtime and disruption.

Ultimately, the modular concept is designed to be replicated, allowing the technology to be scaled up simply and efficiently to capture the process emissions from a cement plant of any size. The work on the Leilac-2 project to date has included extensive testing, de-risking, design refinement and revision in developing the concept to the point of installation. This completed engineering work has resulted in a robust design ready for implementation at full scale.

The Leilac-2 project is supported by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme and a consortium of industry partners. Leilac continues to work with the Leilac-2 consortium, the European Union and its partners around the world to accelerate the decarbonisation of cement and lime.