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Testing is ongoing - up to 2 years before they can demonstrate it works - that's my understanding - here's the FAQ sheet - https://www.project-leilac.eu/faq

 

LEILAC is a 5-year project starting in 2016 with front-end engineering and design. Assuming design, approvals and permitting go to plan, construction should commence during late 2017. The pilot plant should be ready for operation during 2019 and will be test run for up to 2 years to demonstrate the technology.
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Calix-led Consortium to be awarded ââ€Å¡Ãƒ‚¬16m (A$26.5m) in funding for the commercial scale-up of its CO2 capture technology, as the EU declares a âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“climate

emergencyâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ

 

Sydney, Australia | December 5, 2019 âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Calix Limited (ASX: CXL âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‹Ã…“Calixâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢ or âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‹Ã…“the Companyâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢) is pleased to

announce that a European Consortium it has assembled is to be awarded ââ€Å¡Ãƒ‚¬16m from the European Commission.

The grant will fund the construction of a 100,000 tonne per annum (TPA) input capacity processing plant that

aims to demonstrate, at commercial scale, the ability to radically reduce CO2 emissions from the lime and cement

industries âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“ large global emitters of carbon dioxide.

 

The funding for the substantial scale-up of Calixâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement)

technology, based upon Calixâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s patented direct separation âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“calcinationâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ (kiln), is highly-significant and comes just

days after the European Parliament declared a climate emergency, ratified a reduction target of 55% of

greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and committed to net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. Commencement of the

funding is subject to finalising standard agreements with the European Commission (âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“Grant Agreementâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ) and

consortium members (âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“Consortium Agreementâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ) over the next few months.

 

The Calix-led consortium commercial demonstration project will be known as LEILAC 2, and is a ââ€Å¡Ãƒ‚¬25m project

with ââ€Å¡Ãƒ‚¬16m provided by the Horizons2020 program and ââ€Å¡Ãƒ‚¬9m in industry contributions. Calix will commit up to ââ€Å¡Ãƒ‚¬3m

in resources, post front-end engineering and design, into the construction phase from around 2022. LEILAC 2

will be around four times the size of LEILAC 1, a 25,000 TPA capacity CO2 separation pilot plant currently

undergoing testing at the HeidelbergCement facility in Lixhe, Belgium. LEILAC 2 will be hosted on a European

cement facility and the project, including design, construction, commissioning and extensive test runs, has an

expected completion date of 2025.

 

Joining Calix and HeidelbergCement in the LEILAC 2 consortium are industry partners Cimpor-Industria De

Cementos, SA., Lhoist, Port of Rotterdam and IKN GmbH, as well as research partners including the Centre for

Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR),

Polytechnic University of Milan (Polimi), ENGIE Laborelec and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

LEILAC 2 project objectives include:

 

âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚¢ Construction of a 100,000 TPA demonstration plant that will aim to capture around 20% of a full-scale

cement plantâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s process CO2 emissions, equivalent to 100% of a large lime kilnâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s process emissions, for

minimal energy penalty other than compressing the CO2.

 

âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚¢ Successful demonstration of up to a four-times scale-up of the technology for around twice the capital cost

of the LEILAC 1 facility, confirming cost-efficient CO2 capture for the lime and cement industries.

 

âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚¢ Prove the effective retrofit and full integration of the technology into a cement plantâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s operations.

Demonstrate the efficiency and stability of the complete cement-kiln process and high-quality clinker output

when integrating Calixâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s CO2 separation technology.

 

âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚¢ Showcase a modular, replicable, retrofit design for accelerated commercial deployment that delivers flexible

scalability for varying operation size and configurations, agility to adopt the technology and decrease

emissions progressively, and a broad range of options for captured CO2 utilisation and sequestration. These

factors can eliminate the need for large capital expenditure and significant asset write-downs.

 

âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚¢ Demonstrate the operation of direct separation kilns for lime and cement using renewable sources of energy

such biomass and renewable sources of electricity, bringing the running of the plant to net zero CO2

emissions and enabling a move away from high-carbon emitting gas or coal-fired plants.

 

âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚¢ Enable lime and cement kiln processing plants with a cost-efficient solution to effectively use intermittent

renewable energy sources, with rapid ramp up/down rates leveraging electricity and load balancing

techniques for grid stability.

 

Phil Hodgson, Calixâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s CEO said âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“We are thrilled to announce the successful application for funding for a

significant scaling up of the LEILAC project from the European Commission and our industry partners. We believe

Calixâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s direct separation kiln technology platform has the potential to play a transformational role in helping the

cement and lime industries reduce CO2 emissions and achieve net zero emissions by 2050, in line with the recent

decision by the European Parliament to legislate this ambitious target.âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ

 

Jan Theulen, Director Alternative Resources at HeidelbergCement said âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“Two thirds of a cement plantâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s CO2

emissions comes unavoidably from processing limestone in traditional kilns. However, the LEILAC 1 project has

already demonstrated itâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s possible to capture these CO2 emissions. This capability, when fully tested and

commercialised, will help our industry achieve its emissions reduction targets. We are very pleased to continue

our strong partnership with Calix and the consortium members as we work together to advance and expand the

development of this unique technology.âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ÂÂ

 

Calix and HeidelbergCement will be hosting the âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‹Ã…“Innovation in Industrial Carbon Capture Conference 2020âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ in

January 2020 which will bring together the latest knowledge in the industrial application of carbon capture

technology and share key learnings from LEILAC 1 with around 200 delegates. Keynote speakers include highlevel representatives from the European Commission, industry-leading organisations and associations, the

European Climate Foundation, and the German Academy of Science and Engineering.

 

LEILAC 2 represents a significant and substantial move toward the commercialisation of Calixâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s patented direct

carbon separation technology at the industrial level on a significant operational scale. Importantly, the consortium

will involve a seamless collaboration of large-scale industry

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Most developed world cities started building skyscrapers after World War II. These buildings were International Style architecture, unrecognisable in terms of a particular locale, universal in terms of their ubiquitous metal, concrete, glass ... and fully air-conditioned. Now they are ageing, their use-by date is up and their balance sheet profitability no longer attracts..............

 

The construction industry is a main consumer of fuels, timber, steel and other metals, concrete and plastics. That demand drives the logging of forests, mining and extraction, leading to material production and transport that contributes to emissions and pollution.

 

The UK Green Building Council estimates the construction industry generates about 22 per cent of UK carbon emissions, uses 40 per cent of drinking water, ..... over half our landfill waste, and accounts for 39 per cent of global energy use

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-22/unbu...y-date/11886112

 

Mega cities => megaproblems. But urbanisation won't just stop.

 

 

Calix might be on to something with their LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement) technology, based upon Calixâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s patented direct separation âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“calcination" kiln, and now in pilot plant phase in Europe.

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topped up my CXL holding today.

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In waste water treatment, the pathway has been established; Magnesium Hydroxide facilities are likely to be positioned closer to demand. At present, there are 7 established (2 AUS, 1 SE Asia, 4 US). Two more are planned for US and 1 planned for market entry EU

 

I'm hoping the US acquisition bears fruit, and it seems like it should. Successful completion of US acquisition is set to deliver 5-fold sales revenue uplift

.â€Â¢ First US plant upgrade completed and more stable product achieved

â€Â¢ Second US plant upgrade underway

â€Â¢ First new US plant under construction for market expansion

 

With the other equal highest priority, LEILAC, Calixâ€â„¢s technology is being piloted with the worldâ€â„¢s largest cement and lime companies to mitigate their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions dramatically without significant energy or capital penalty. A year or so to see the results from the pilot plant. ----

 

- CXL only sold off a bit during the March meltdown. There seems to be steady buying, a few bots nibbling away, and Buy/ Sell ratio is favourable

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Calix came out with a solid FY report today. Getting a bit more money in the door

... acquisition in December 2019 of USbased Inland Environmental Resources Inc. contributed significantly to growth ($9.7m), along with organic Sales Revenue growth of 34% to $4.4m compared to the prior year
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Total Revenue and Other Income .... up 75% to $A24.4m

Core Product Sales ...... up 327% to $A14.1m

Other Revenue ......... down 2% to $A10.4 m

EBITDA ................... up 224% to 1.5m

 

Strong financial position with a closing cash balance of $11.1m, cash flow positive, zero debt and with significant pipeline of grant funding to execute further R&D.

Speaking of which, no hiccups reported. Significant progress for what appears to be their big one; CO2 carbon capture for cement and lime:

o LEILAC 1 PILOT PLANT successfully commissioned mid 2019, and test runs since have proven the technology concept, and increasing operational robustness and throughputs.

o LEILAC 2 COMMERCIAL DEMONSTRATOR (four-fold scale-up of LEILAC 1) received €16m (~A$27m) in EU funding in December 2019, and a further €18m (A$30m) in cash and in kind committed from industrial partners, as final project agreements were executed in March 2020.

 

 

Up to 90c, during the day. The best since Covid

 

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