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The #INTERNET of the LIME

LIME FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD

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QualiCal
May 20 · 2 min read

Predicting the future of lime production is, like many areas of prediction, very often overtaken by the facts in the field. There was a time, since 25 years ago, when the future seemed to depend on the construction of colossal lime plants relying on fossil fuels.

“The way we produce #lime is changing. But the fourth industrial revolution is not just about how new lime production technologies, such as the use of alternative fuels or CO2 capture, will benefit businesses and consumers. It is also about how the lime industry can lead to a cleaner, more sustainable world.”

A futuristic wave of optimism and clamor could be based on the long-awaited but still poorly performing field of hydrogen technologies. These are still in the investment and development phase, and represent a particular focus for some car manufacturers, however, the scientific consensus on climate change in developed economies has changed considerably in the meantime, leading designers to abandon their previous models.

Centralized lime production using fossil fuels in large-scale plants is no longer a vision of the future that climate change scientists, regulators and the growing majority of investors and manufacturers are buying.

While the future of lime production is moving away from centralized models, it is instead moving towards distributed lime resources and much smaller individual lime producers.

Decentralized or distributed production typically uses renewable energy sources or cogeneration to create cleaner and cheaper energy for small user groups. As these smaller clusters could exponentially, regulatory change and technological progress could play a connecting role for these independent sources in the main networks. A fully synchronized future can only be achieved through the sustained development of innovative lime production equipment and continuous innovation in IIoT digital solutions for industry.

In essence, a combination of IoT digitization and engineering advances will underpin the emerging so-called #internetofthelime.

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