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ANICA – AC2OCem Workshop on Carbon Capture for the Cement and Lime Industry

The Workshop

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 technologies for the cement and lime industry have been further developed in the ACT- funded international research projects AC2OCem and ANICA.

Within 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 ANICA and AC2OCem consortia joined to host the “Workshop on Carbon Capture for the Cement and Lime Industry”, organized by VDZ, on the 7th and 8th of March, 2023. It was a public workshop for all the industrial partners and academic institutions involved in the cement and lime industry. Within this workshop results from both projects as well as lighthouse projects in the cement industry were presented and discussed.


The workshop took place on the 7th and 8th of March, 2023. The full agenda of the event can be found here.

The Venue

The Workshop was hosted at VDZ’s research institute in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Address: Toulouser Allee 71, 40476 Düsseldorf.


Should you have any questions about this workshop or the ANICA project, do not hesitate to contact us.