“We at Calix hope you all had a great Christmas, New Year and Lunar New Year!
With our LEILAC Project drawing to end-of-construction in Lixhe, Belgium, we look forward with great anticipation to commissioning the pilot in April, on-time and on-budget. Our special sustainability report focusses on CO2 emissions reduction, and hopefully helps explain why we are so excited by the LEILAC Project and its potential in the cement and lime industries to help curb emissions, and why this is a technology that is coming into its own at the right time for Calix.
With the hot summer months in Australia, we also devote this newsletter to our products and R&D that may be particularly topical here. The production of rotten egg gas from sewers and waste waters increases with temperature, and its effects on sewer infrastructure and also potentially human health are significant. We have introduced a new formulation for PROTECTA-Mag to make it even more durable in protecting vital sewer assets. We also cover our freshwater lake remediation project in Kuala Lumpur at its half-way mark – even more topical given the recent news of the Darling River fish kills in Australia due to nutrient run-off causing blue-green algae and loss of dissolved oxygen. We are progressing as fast as we can on developing this solution – it is clearly needed.
We look forward to 2019 in what will be an important year in our development. In addition to the LEILAC Project delivery, we will work on the completion of our new advanced battery materials facility, continue to expand our Asian business in Aquaculture and biogas, continue to pursue our US market entry in sewer and waste water treatment, develop our project in health and pharmaceuticals, and look for other new applications for this versatile, unique platform technology.
We wish you all the very best for the New Year and thank you for your support and interest in Calix.”