Industrial technology company Calix has announced that its subsidiary Leilac focusing on decarbonisation of cement and lime manufacture, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Heirloom, a Direct Air Capture (DAC) company.
The partnership between Leilac and Heirloom, whose investors include Bill Gates-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Microsoft, brings together two leading climate technologies to remove carbon dioxide from air by DAC.
The MOU covers the use of Leilac’s innovative kiln technology in Heirloom’s DAC solution.
Calix Managing Director and CEO, Phil Hodgson said: “Heirloom is a sophisticated and innovative Direct Air Capture company, and their partnership with Leilac represents a new application of Calix’s core platform technology to address the global challenge of excess atmospheric CO2 levels.
“The licence and collaboration agreement outlined in the MOU is the latest example of Calix’s commercialisation strategy, designed to deliver the greatest positive impact at the greatest speed.”
Heirloom CEO Shashank Samala said: “We’re incredibly excited about incorporating Leilac’s world-leading electric kiln technology into our Direct Air Capture facilities because it will accelerate our efforts to capture one billion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2035 owing to its highly modular and energy-efficient design.”
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