ILA General Assembly and Symposium 2022, Paris, France
For the occasion, Carlo Cella — CEO of QualiCal International — will speak about QualiCal’s vision towards #ZEROCARBON #LIME: he will explore the background of #carboncapture and utilisation technologies and present QualiCal’s solutions for both industrial carbon capture and natural carbon offsetting.
QualiCal toward ZERO Carbon LIME by industrial CCSU and natural carbon offset
Lime production is carbon intensive. No doubt about that.
LIME 4 LIFE — ZERO CARBON LIME
In November 2018, the European Commission published a “A Clean Planet for all. A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy”, a document aiming to explore the decarbonization pathways towards 2050 and address Climate Change challenges.
The European Commission encouraged the different sectors to make similar exercises by looking into the future, aiming to the transformation towards a net-zero GHG emissions economy by 2050.
The EU has already set targets of at least 32,5% on Energy Efficiency, 32% of the EU final energy consumption coming from renewable sources and RES and CO2 emissions reduction by 40% by 2030 aiming at net zero emissions by 2050, in line with Paris agreement.
Lime has been referenced on multiple times, often considered together with cement, i.e. Cement and lime together represent 8% of the total GHG emissions, both sectors reduced their GHG emissions by 30% between 1995 and 2015 although the text acknowledges the difficulty to reduce emissions.
However, the efforts of the industry are considered not to be enough. Technologies aiming decarbonization are used in other sectors to mitigate CO2 emissions reduction.
We are asked to raise the bar of innovation and further contribute to the energy transition pathway. There is a need to identify the necessary steps to tackle decarbonization of the lime sector.
Various are the challenges for the lime sector to this respect.
As lime technical and technological supplier we are asked to contribute in Energy efficiency targets; Fuel switching (Deep electrification with high rates of RES and biomass for heating); Waste heat recovery.
Industry is a key driver in the economic and societal transitions that we are currently undergoing.
In order to remain the engine of prosperity, lime industry also must lead the digital and green transitions.
LIME.4.LIFE provides a vision of industry that aims beyond efficiency and productivity as the sole goals, and reinforces the role and the contribution of lime industry to society.
It places the wellbeing of the worker at the centre of the production process and uses new technologies to provide prosperity beyond jobs and growth while respecting the production limits of the planet.
It complements the existing “Industry 4.0” approach by specifically putting research and innovation at the service of the transition to a sustainable, human-centric and resilient lime industry.
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