An Industrial Symbiosis application was developed within the "Green Economy and Sustainable Development" project in Emilia-Romagna region (IT), promoted by Unioncamere Emilia-Romagna and ASTER, with the technical and scientific coordination of ENEA. Aim of the project was the development of cross-relations between production sectors, industrial research and territory and boosting circular economy. It was the first application of Industrial Symbiosis in Emilia-Romagna with the involvement of 13 companies from agro-industry and 7 laboratories. The main steps were: (1) selection of companies and research laboratories to be involved into the project; (2) focus group, for companies and labs, where ENEA presented Industrial Symbiosis and contribution asked at each participant; (3) companies were requested to fill-in input-output tables, for sharing information about resources used and waste/by-products generated; (4) elaboration of collected data and feedback to labs for asking their contribution in looking for potential applications for shared resources; (5) data elaboration for identifying potential synergies between companies; (6) labs were requested to fill-in "origin-destination" data tables, for identifying feasible valorization processes for valorizing shared waste and by-products streams; (7) meeting with companies and labs for presenting results and having their feedback; (8) data elaboration highlighting most interesting synergies; (9) final meeting with results presentation open to participants and stakeholders. The project identified 8 main resource streams, 28 feasible destinations, and 90 potential synergies involving not only companies participating in the project, but also other companies in Emilia-Romagna. The development of each single synergy, identifying conditions for its actual implementation is the object of the second phase of the project which is ongoing (October 2014 - June 2015).

Industrial symbiosis in Emilia-Romagna region: Results from a first application in the agroindustry sector

Cutaia, L.
2015

Abstract

An Industrial Symbiosis application was developed within the "Green Economy and Sustainable Development" project in Emilia-Romagna region (IT), promoted by Unioncamere Emilia-Romagna and ASTER, with the technical and scientific coordination of ENEA. Aim of the project was the development of cross-relations between production sectors, industrial research and territory and boosting circular economy. It was the first application of Industrial Symbiosis in Emilia-Romagna with the involvement of 13 companies from agro-industry and 7 laboratories. The main steps were: (1) selection of companies and research laboratories to be involved into the project; (2) focus group, for companies and labs, where ENEA presented Industrial Symbiosis and contribution asked at each participant; (3) companies were requested to fill-in input-output tables, for sharing information about resources used and waste/by-products generated; (4) elaboration of collected data and feedback to labs for asking their contribution in looking for potential applications for shared resources; (5) data elaboration for identifying potential synergies between companies; (6) labs were requested to fill-in "origin-destination" data tables, for identifying feasible valorization processes for valorizing shared waste and by-products streams; (7) meeting with companies and labs for presenting results and having their feedback; (8) data elaboration highlighting most interesting synergies; (9) final meeting with results presentation open to participants and stakeholders. The project identified 8 main resource streams, 28 feasible destinations, and 90 potential synergies involving not only companies participating in the project, but also other companies in Emilia-Romagna. The development of each single synergy, identifying conditions for its actual implementation is the object of the second phase of the project which is ongoing (October 2014 - June 2015).
Agro-industry;Circular economy;Emilia-Romagna;Industrial symbiosis
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