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Contributions of the Lime Industry to a Carbon Neutral Europe

Lime in Our Daily Life

Lime is commonly thought of as an unseen product that profoundly affects our daily lives. Lime is used for a wide range of processes in various applications and products, all of which are essential to sustaining a thriving economy and our quality of life. Lime is a crucial mineral resource for key European value chains and its occurrence on European territory guarantees access to essential products and services to European citizens.

The absorption and neutralisation properties of lime play an important role in environmental protection, treatment of industrial flue gases, drinking water purification and polluted soils and wastewater treatment. Lime in agriculture increases fertiliser efficiency and is an invaluable ingredient in animal feed and hygienisation processes. Lime is also an important mineral resource for many manufacturing industries: it helps produce high strength steel, high performing construction materials for sustainable housing and infrastructure, and provides solutions to civil engineering, notably for the stabilisation of riverbanks and soils.

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Our Topics

Health & Safety, Climate & Energy, Environment, Innovation, Standards and Regulations and Circular economy are the core of our everyday work. Dive in to discover more about what we do.

Health & Safety
Learn how we're committed to fostering a secure work environment by developing health and safety measures, standards, and protocols.
Climate change & energy
Stay informed about the specific actions and strategies happening at the EU level, and showcasing the contribution of the European lime industry to a net-zero future.
Environment
Discover our dedication to responsible resource management, and our initiatives that advocate for sustainable future.
Innovation
Explore the forefront of progress in our innovation section, highlighting how the European lime sector pioneers’ novel technologies and practices to shape a sustainable and efficient industry.
Circular economy
Navigate through the European Lime sector’s efforts to reduce waste and promote resource efficiency through innovative circular practices.
Standards and Regulations
Navigate through our standards and regulation section to understand how the European Lime sector embraces industry best practices
Carbonation
Discover the important role of lime carbonation as we explore how the process removes carbon from the atmosphere and contributes to our net-zero goals.

Latest Resources

CARBONATION

Nov 15, 2023
Discover the important role of lime carbonation as we explore how the process removes carbon fro...

EuLA Feedback on the European Commission’s Public Consultation on Industrial Carbon Management –...

Oct 09, 2023
Brussels, 01/08/2023

EuLA Feedback on the European Commission’s public consultation on theNet Zero Industry Act

Oct 09, 2023
Brussels, 27/06/2023

EuLA Feedback on the European Commission’s public consultation on theNet Zero Industry Act

Oct 09, 2023
Brussels, 23/06/2023

EuLA Feedback on the Carbon Removal Certification Framework

Oct 09, 2023
Brussels, 23/03/2023

EuLA’s response to the European Commission’s communication on the Green Deal Industrial Plan

Oct 09, 2023
Brussels, 02/03/2023

A PATHWAY TO NEGATIVE CO2 EMISSIONS BY 2050

Sep 25, 2023
This roadmap presents a reference pathway for the European lime sector to achieve negative CO2 emiss...

Target Zero Injury

Ensuring healthy and safe working conditions for employees is one of the most important issues for t...

EuLA & BRRC (2022) Code of Good Practice – Soil Treatment with Lime

This publication presents the state of the art regarding soil treatment with lime in Europe. It resu...

Campo F.P. et al. (2021) Natural and enhanced carbonation of lime in its different applications: a r...

Lime is a product derived from the thermal decomposition of limestone (mainly calcium carbonate, CaC...

EuLA (2021) Position on the EC Proposal for a Regulation establishing a carbon border adjustment mec...

The European Lime Association (EuLA) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the EC proposal...

EuLA (2021) Position on the EC draft revising the Climate, Energy and Environmental Aid Guidelines ...

The Environmental and Energy State Aid Guidelines (EEAG) help Member States to design state aid meas...

V. Schirm & Co. (2020). Development of a safe method for biowaste hygienisation with lime.

Biowaste contains various amounts of pathological bacteria, viruses and parasites depending on their...

WHO & UNICEF (2020). Water, sanitation, hygiene, and waste management for the COVID-19 virus.

Background These interim guidance and technical brief supplements the infection prevention and contr...

Schlegel T; Shtiza A (2016) Lime carbonation, environmental footprint of seven mortars placed on the...

ABSTRACT: The article presents the evaluation of the environmental footprint of seven mortar formula...

Despotou E.; Schlegel T. (2016) Literature study on the rate and mechanism of carbonation of lime in...

ABSTRACT The hardening kinetics of a lime based mortar is based on the up take of carbon dioxide fro...

Schlegel T.; Shtiza A. (2015): Environmental footprint study of mortar, render and plaster formulati...

ABSTRACT: A comparative environmental assessment study focusing on the stages of mortar production a...

EuLA (2020) Position Paper on MRR

Introduction EuLA welcomes the possibility to comment and voice its concerns regarding the opening o...

2019 – 2020 EuLA Activity Report

The current activity report of your association covers its activities from June 2019 to May 2020. Th...

EuLA (2020) Position paper on 2030 Climate Target Plan – Roadmap

EuLA acknowledges the European Commission proposal for the 2030 Climate Target Plan under the first ...

IMA - Europe (2020) Position on the revision of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD)

IMA-Europe acknowledges the European Commission's publication of the inception impact assessment and...

EuLA (2020) Position Paper on Carbon Border Adjustment (CBA)

Lime is a key enabling material, active in a number of important industrial sectors, such as steel, ...

Denayer C.; Shtiza A.; Schlegel T.; Haas S. (2019) Geotechnical know-how that supports decision ma...

To manage the geotechnical challenge of a road construction in a sensible region in Northern France,...

Haas S.; Hammerschmidt S.; Shtiza A.; Denayer C.; Scutt D. (2019): Soil improvement with quicklime -...

In 1979, during the construction of the motorway A3 Regensburg – Passau (Germany) an em-bankment w...

European Commission (2018): Competitiveness of the European Cement & Lime Sectors

The cement and lime industries are mature sectors, which are vital for a range of downstream industr...

EuLA (2019) EU ETS position paper on Activity Level Changes (ALC)

The European Lime sector (represented by EuLA) supports allocation changes starting in 2021 based on...

EuLA (2018): EU ETS position paper on how to consider biomass when updating the lime & dolime pr...

Article 10a (1) of the Directive 2003/87/EC empowers the Commission to determine Union-wide ex-ante ...

Dust Monitoring

Dust prevention is also a priority subject for EuLA. The extraction and processing of lime generates...

EuLA (2021) Position on the EC Proposal amending Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a system for gree...

One of the reasons for the success of the European Emission Trading System (EU ETS) has been setting...

EuLA (2020): Position paper on updating the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) - Roadmap

The European Lime Association (EuLA) acknowledges the EC announcement of the revision of the EU ETS ...

EuLA (2021) Position on the EC roadmap on the Hydrogen and Gas Markets Decarbonisation Package

The European Lime Association (EuLA) welcomes the initiative of the European Commission (EC) to rec...

EuLA (2020) Revision of the Regulation on the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PR...

The European Lime Association (EuLA) welcomes the opportunity to provide its feedback to the Europea...

EuLA (2020) Position Paper on Benchmarks & Free Allocation

EuLA Position on updated benchmark values for free allocation (2021-2025) under the European Emissio...

EuLA (2020) Position on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) – Reply to EC questionnaire.

The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), is one of the recent proposals of the European Commis...

CO2 innovation in the lime sector 3.0 report

CO2 innovation in the lime sector 3.0 report

EuLA (2021) Position on the EC Proposal for a revision of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD)

The European Lime Association (EuLA) is concerned about the current orientation of energy taxation ...

EuLA (2020) Answer to the roadmap on EEAG – revised guidelines

The members of the European Lime Association (EuLA), acknowledge the European Commission’s review ...

ISS (2020). Indicazioni ad interim sulla gestione dei fanghi di depurazione per la prevenzione della...

Questo documento, che descrive le modalità operative per la gestione dei fanghi di depurazione, dal...

ANSES (2020). AVIS relatif à une demande liés à l’épandage de boues d’épuration urbaines du...

L’Anses a été saisie en urgence le 20 mars 2020 par le Ministère de l’agriculture et de l’a...

EuLA (2009): Practical guidelines for the disinfection with lime.

Practical Guidelines on the use of lime for the prevention and control of avian influenza, foot and ...

ANCADE (2009): Practical guide to lime in mortars.

The Spanish National Association of Lime and Lime Derivatives Manufacturers (ANCADE) developed a gui...

2013-2014 EuLA Activity report

The economic downturn in Europe during the last years is also reflected in the decreasing production...

D. Lesueur, J. Petit and H.-J. Ritter (2012): Increasing the durability of asphalt mixtures by hydra...

Hydrated lime has been known as an additive for asphalt mixtures from their very beginning. It exper...

EuLA (2014). Response to the consultation on the draft environmental and energy state aid guidelines...

EuLA participated to the public consultation on the Draft Guidelines on  Environmental and En...

D. Lesueur, J. Petit and H.-J. Ritter (2012): Increasing the durability of asphalt mixtures by hydra...

Hydrated lime has been known as an additive for asphalt mixtures from their very beginning. It exper...

BRRC (2013): Assessment of the influence of hydrated lime on the performance of asphalt containing p...

The test program aimed to demonstrate the impact of the use of hydrated lime on the performance of a...

EuLA (2013). The 2015 International Climate Change Agreement - Shaping international climate policy ...

EuLA supports the Commission in its efforts to reach an international climate agreement that aims at...

2012 EuLA Activity Report

The volatility of the financial markets, the deep financial crisis in the Eurozone and the negative ...

Iwański, M., & Mazurek, G. (2013): Hydrated lime as the anti-aging bitumen agent.

Procedia Engineering, Volume 57, 2013, Pages 424–432: Modern Building Materials, Structures and Te...

EuLA (2012): Building roads with hydrated lime in Europe... Feedback from experience (Slides Eurobit...

This presentation highlights some key findings on building roads with hydrated lime in Europe, and...

EuLA (2012): Hydrated lime is a multi-functional asphalt modifier (Slides Eurobitumen).

ROAD AGENCIES ESTIMATE THAT ITS BENEFITS LEAD TO AN INCREASED DURABILITY OF 25%. This presentation h...

Iwański M., Mazurek G. (2012): Durability of SMA pavement with hydrated lime additive.

Road surface roughness plays an important role in ensuring the safety of traffic on moisture surface...

Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for lime and dolomite-based products are now harmonised at European level, ...

Nievelt Ingenieur Gmbh (2012): Project report on comparative assessment of asphalt in accordance wit...

Asphalt mixture AC 16 deck 70/100, A5, G7, modified by hydrated lime and without modification.

Schellenberg, R. (2011): Third checking of the hydrated lime test track bypass Bräunlingen meaning ...

Collaboration with the Federation of German Lime Industry and the IFM Dr. Schellenberg GmbH Rottweil...

Nievelt Labor Gmbh (2010): Project report on the comparative evaluation of asphalt layer characteris...

Test track B62 Lackendorf

EuLA (2012-2008): Hydrated Lime: A proven additive for durable asphalt pavements.

Hydrated lime has been known as an additive for asphalt mixtures from their very beginning. It exper...

EuLA: Lime in mortars - Hydrated lime - Benefits of use in mortars

Building lime (Calcium Hydroxide or air lime) has been used in construction for thousands of years a...

Mouillet, V., Séjourné, D., Delmotte, V., Ritter, H. J., & Lesueur, D. (2014). Method of quantific...

Hydrated lime has been known as an additive for asphalt mixtures for a long time and is now consider...

Verhelst F., Kjaer E., Jäge, W., Middendorf B., Van Balen K., & Walker P. (2011): Masonry—sustain...

Looking around us, we notice the durability of masonry structures. A well-build masonry structure as...

EuLA (2015). Position paper on MSR for the post-2020 EU ETS

In the frame of the current discussions within the European Parliament on the proposal from the Euro...

EuLA (2015) Position paper on the use of hydrated lime in warm-mix asphalt

Hydrated lime is a known additive for Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) but its use in the context of Warm Mix A...

Stork M., Meinderstma W., Overgaag, M., Neelis M. (2014): A Competitive and Efficient Lime Industry,...

On the 03rd of December 2014, EuLA organised a breakfast meeting with the European Parliament In...

EuLA (2014) Position Paper on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] In this Position Paper, EuLA presents ho...

EuLA (2014) Position Paper on the 2030 framework for energy and climate

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] The European Lime sector (represented by...

IMA-Europe: Lime Fact Sheet

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Lime is a generic term, but by strict def...

IMA - Europe (2014) Lime Recycling Sheet - June

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Based on our current market analysis and ...

EuLA - the European Lime Association

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Lime, an Essential Raw Material. Presenta...

Fischer, M., Schlegel, T. (2011) : Critical Review of the Study “Life Cycle Inventory of Quicklime...

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Summary The external Critical Review of ...

EuLA: A Life Cycle Inventory (LCA) for lime.

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EuLA: Lime in mortars - Masonry mortars, plasters and renders - A proven sustainable and economical ...

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] The European Lime Association (EuLA) com...

2017 EuLA Innovation Report

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2016-2017 EuLA Activity Report

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EuLA: What is ”Air” lime? – Limestone, Quicklime, Hydrated Lime, Natural Hydraulic Lime.

The brochure is presented in two parts: 1 What is ”Air” lime?: The lime cycle explained. 2 Brief...

Schlegel, T., Puiatti, D., Ritter, H. J., Lesueur, D., Denayer, C., & Shtiza, A. (2016). The limits ...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Extensive published literature shows that hydrated lime improves...

2015-2016 EuLA Activity Report

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Ritter, H. J., Westera, G., & Bruggen, P. (2016). Hydrated Lime as Additive for Increased Durability...

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] ABSTRACT The paper to be prepared presen...

Vansteenkiste S., De Visscher J., Denayer C. (2016) Influence of hydrated lime on the field performa...

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] ABSTRACT In literature, the beneficial e...

Lesueur, D., Denayer, C., Ritter, H. J., Kunesch, C., Gasiorowski, S., & d'Alto, A. (2016). The use ...

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] ABSTRACT Hydrated lime is being increasi...

EuLA (2016) Views of the lime industry on carbon capture and re-use (CCU)

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] For the lime industry, due to the high s...

EuLA (2015): Safe handling of lime.

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] This document is intended to provide a s...

EuLA (2015). EU ETS post-2020 revision: position paper

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]EuLA position paper concerning the revisi...

2014-2015 EuLA Activity Report

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] This year EuLA celebrates its 25th anniv...

Industrial Emissions

The IPPC Directive contains a common set of rules and procedures for permitting and controlling indu...

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety of all life and natural processes on Earth, including diversity within s...

Natura 2000

The Habitats Directive led to the setting up of a network of Special Areas of Conservation, which to...

Waste

The Mining Waste Directive (Directive 2006/21/EC) on the management of waste from the extractive ind...

Air Policy

The EU has an ambitious agenda in the field of ambient air policy, which directly affects the Europe...

Taxation on Energy Products and Electricity

The Energy Taxation Directive (2003/96/EC) sets a minimum taxation rate for energy products. Article...

Long Term Strategy 2050

In March 2011, the European Commission published a “Roadmap for moving to a competitive low-carbon...

2030 Energy Strategy

The European Commission adopted in January 2014 a new “climate and energy framework”. This legis...

EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)

The EU ETS puts a cap on the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by business and creates a market and price...

2018 EuLA Innovation Report

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2017-2018 EuLA Activity Report

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Circular economy, sustainable developmen...

Haas S. & Ritter H-J. (2018): Soil improvement with quicklime: long time behaviour and carbonation,...

Abstract In 1979, during the construction of the motorway A3 Regensburg – Passau, southeast German...

Shtiza A., Denayer C., Lesueur D., Ritter H-J., Schlegel T. (2017): Improved environmental footprint...

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] ABSTRACT The evidence shows that adding ...

AEII joint statement fregarding the timing for the consultation of the next BREF review cycle and th...

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EuLA (2020) Position paper on IED – Roadmap

[vc_section][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Answer to the ...

REACH

REACH is the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 Decemb...

Classification & Labelling

The CLP Regulation entered into force on 20 January 2009. It introduces the United Nations Globally ...

Environmental Impact Assessment - LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)

Environmental assessment is a procedure that ensures that the environmental implications of decision...

2018 - 2019 EuLA Activity Report

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] In an environment of moderate economic g...

EuLA (2017): EU ETS position paper on Border Adjustment Mechanism (BAM)

Implementing a “border adjustment mechanism” (BAM) restricted to a few sectors, as foreseen by t...

Crystalline Silica

Crystalline silica is one of the minerals represented by IMA-Europe. It has been known for many year...

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Latest News & Events

EuLA's 2024-2029 Manifesto

May 13, 2024
Brussels, Belgium- May 2024, European Lime Association Sets Course for the Future with a Manifesto f...

EuLA Convenes Roundtable Discussion on Lime in Soil Treatment Applications

Mar 14, 2024
Brussels, Belgium – March 14, 2024 – The European Lime Association (EuLA) hosted a succe...

EuLA has signed the Antwerp Declaration

Feb 21, 2024
On 20 Feb 2024, 73 European industry leaders across almost 15 sectors (including EuLA) have presente...

EuLA Co-Signed a Joint-Letter Together With Other 23 Stakeholders

Nov 10, 2023
Urgent Call for Action: Ensure the Net Zero Industry Act CO2 Storage Injection Capacity Target prote...

The European Lime Association Elects New Board President and Board Members

Aug 31, 2023
European Lime Association, the leading advocacy and representative body for the Lime Industry across...

EuLA’s feedback on the European Commission’s public consultation on the Net-Zero Industry Act

Jun 27, 2023
The European Commission published the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) as a key element of the Green Dea...
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