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What is ANICA?
ANICA is a project focused on developing a novel indirectly heated carbonate lopping process for lowering the energy penalty and CO2 avoidance costs for CO2 capture from lime and cement plants. Read more

The Objective
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. Read more

The Innovation in our Approach
The main innovation of the ANICA project is the use of an indirectly heated calciner for regeneration of the calcium looping sorbent (CaO) and its integration into lime production plants and cement production plants. This would allow for the recycling of CaO as raw material for lime and cement production. Additionally, novel concepts of heat exchange will be developed.

This 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 Energy, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom and the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology.