Calix technology to be used for direct CO2 capture


Industrial technology developer Calix has announced that its licensee, US company Heirloom, will utilise the company’s decarbonisation technologies in the construction of two direct air carbon capture facilities.

Heirloom has announced they will build co-located direct air capture (DAC) facilities in Shreveport, Louisiana capable of removing 320,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Heirloom has licensed Calix subsidiary Leilac Limited’s electric calcination and carbon capture technology, a variation of Calix technologies also used to decarbonise cement and lime production.

Calix told investors: “A first facility will have a CO2 removal capacity of 17,000 tons per year and is expected to be operational in 2026.

“A second 300,000 ton per year facility will be built in phases, with the first 100,000 tonnes of capacity expected to come online in 2027.”

The facilities are being built under Project Cypress that has secured US$600 million in US government funding.

Calix Managing Director and CEO Phil Hodgson said: “Direct air capture is a huge potential market in the global effort to address climate change.

“Heirloom and Leilac’s partnership and complementary technologies deliver an innovative pathway to drive down DAC costs and be at the forefront of this exciting opportunity.”:

Heirloom will finance the projects and pay Leilac for engineering services needed to deliver the project.

Further reading:
Calix deepens involvement in direct carbon capture

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