Public Workshop on Carbon Capture for the Cement and Lime Industry hosted by ANICA and AC²OCem Project on 7 - 8 March 2023

The abatement of CO₂ emissions from industry processes is recognised as a key challenge for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. With regard to CO₂ reduction in the clinker production process, it is now widely acknowledged that the abatement of process-related CO₂ emissions will require the capturing and sequestration or utilisation of CO₂ from cement plants. Against this background the cement industry and research partners have investigated different options for capturing CO₂ from cement flue gases. During the past three years carbon capture options for the cement and lime industry have been further developed in the ACT- funded international research projects AC²OCem and ANICA. In the ANICA project (Advanced Indirectly Heated Calcium Looping Process), efficient concepts for CO₂ capture in cement and lime production plants by means of indirect heating have been developed. The AC²OCem project (Accelerating Carbon Capture using Oxyfuel technology in Cement production) focussed on the further development of oxyfuel technology and its retrofitability.

The consortia of AC²OCem and ANICA projects invite all interested people to a public workshop on carbon capture technologies which is organised by VDZ on 7th and 8th March 2023. Within this workshop results from both projects as well as lighthouse projects in the cement industry will be presented and discussed. The detailed agenda will be published shortly. The workshop will be held in English and is free of charge. It will be organised as a hybrid event, allowing participation in person at VDZ in Duesseldorf or online.

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Further information on the research project

The overall aim of the project is to develop concepts of the indirectly heated carbonate looping (IHCaL) process for CO2 capture from lime and cement plants. In the carbonator, the CO2 contained in a flue gas is absorbed by CaO, and the CaCO3 formed herby is regenerated in an indirectly heated calciner. The heat for calcination is produced by combustion of fuel with air in an external combustor and transferred to the calciner by means of heat pipes. The flue gas of the external combustor is directed to the carbonator.

Project website

The following link takes you to the ANICA project website of Technische Universitaet Darmstadt



The German partners of the ANICA project are supported by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action on the basis of a decision of the German Bundestag. The project ANICA is funded through the ACT programme (Accelerating CCS Technologies, Horizon2020 Project No 294766). Financial contributions made from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom and the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology.

Person to contact

Do you have questions regarding this project?

Dr Kristina Fleiger

+49(0) 211 45 78 254

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