France wants to reduce the plant's emissions from lime production by more than 0.6 million tons Shutterstock

France wants to reduce the plant's emissions from lime production by more than 0.6 million tons

Ekaterina Belousova

The project will be possible thanks to state funding from decarbonisation support schemes

In France, Air Liquide and lime maker Lhoist have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to decarbonise the plant in Reti, Aix-en-Provence, to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 600,000 tonnes a year from 2028.

This is equivalent to the annual emissions of about 55,000 French households, reports Businesse Sincerely.

The material noted that lime is one of the industries that is difficult to decarbonize, as its production produces CO2 as a result of limestone decomposition. And the "Chaux et Dolomies du Boulonnais" Lhoist site in Reti is the largest lime plant in France.

As part of the project, Air Liquide will build and operate an installation of its innovative and patented Cryocap technology TM FG for capture and purification of 95% of CO2. The captured CO2 will be transported to the multimodal CO2 export center in Dunkirk. This technology will be used for the first time to decarbonize lime production in France.

The project will be possible if public funding from European or French decarbonisation support schemes becomes available. Air Liquide and Lhoist have jointly applied for a large-scale competition from the European Innovation Fund.

"The decarbonisation of the industry is at the heart of Air Liquide's strategy, and we strive to support our customers with a wide range of solutions that meet our sustainability goals. Using Cryocap TM for decarbonization of lime production demonstrates the versatility of our innovative and patented carbon capture technology. Our partnership with Lhoist will help decarbonise the wider Dunkirk industrial basin, one of France's historic Air Liquide industrial basins, "said Pascal Vinet, senior vice president, member of the Air Liquide executive committee that oversees Europe Industries.

"As a leader in the lime industry, we are very proud to be the first to record CO emissions. 2 and keeps them safe. Carbon capture and storage is an integral part of how the lime industry is trying to reduce CO 2 for the benefit of the environment and its customers, "said Cedric De Wieck, CEO of Lhoist Europe.

Air Liquide is is a world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and healthcare, and the Lhoist Group is a world leader in the production of lime (including dolomite), limestone and mineral solutions.

We will remind, will appear in Germany the first climate-neutral stadium.

As EcoPoliticа reported earlier, British company developed cheap carbon capture technology algae.

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