Calix, the multi-award-winning Australian technology company, is pleased to be mentioned as a case study in the NSW Government’s Net Zero Plan.
The Net Zero Plan outlines the NSW Government’s plan to grow the economy, create jobs and reduce emissions, with a goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Calix has been mentioned in the plan for its part in leading Project LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement), which includes global cement players such as Heidelberg Cement and lime and soda ash players such as Lhoist and Solvay. Calix’s technology is being piloted to dramatically mitigate CO2 emissions in large cement and lime organisations without significant energy or capital penalty. With €12 million of funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program, Calix has already shown that the technology concept works, and is now looking to scale up its use across the sector.
The Calix case study in the plan states: “Because the (Calix) technology involves minimal changes to the conventional process for cement manufacture and targets no significant additional energy or capital costs, it has tremendous potential for deployment in cement, lime and similar mineral processing applications, not just in New South Wales, but also around the world.”1
Phil Hodgson, CEO, Calix, said, “Many countries, regions, and companies are now pledging net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, increasing the need to accelerate the deployment of CO2 mitigation technologies such as LEILAC. Having the NSW Government declare its own 2050 Net Zero Plan is an important step forward for NSW, and Australia. We welcome the recognition in the Net Zero Plan as a case study and the support of the NSW Government in supporting technologies that can reduce emissions and costs for businesses and households. We look forward to working with the NSW Government to contribute to reducing emissions by 2050.”
Minister for Energy Matt Kean commended Calix for its leadership in developing a low emissions technology that has potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions for the NSW cement industry. “We stand ready to support businesses that want to remain competitive while reducing their carbon emissions and through technologies like this they can make that transition.”
Calix is a team of dedicated people developing a unique, patented technology to provide industrial solutions that address global sustainability challenges.
The core technology is being used to develop more environmentally friendly solutions for advanced batteries, crop protection, aquaculture, wastewater, and carbon reduction.
Calix develops its technology via a global network of research and development collaborations, including governments, research institutes and universities, some of world’s largest companies, and a growing customer base and distributor network for its commercialised products and processes.
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