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Scaling European Resources with Industrial Symbiosis

Scaling European Resources with Industrial Symbiosis

Objective

Industrial symbiosis promotes sharing of physical resources (energy, water, residues and recycled materials, etc.) between different industrial processes, increasing business opportunities and creating new jobs while reducing environmental impacts. Neither self-organization nor the few government co-ordinated mechanisms have delivered mass implementation of Industrial Symbiosis. Given the great potential for triple-bottom line benefits this failure must be understood and addressed. SCALER aims to massively increase the implementation of industrial symbiosis, by developing mechanisms to retain the embedded value of European resources, thus, enabling the circular economy to achieve higher resource efficiency through systemic innovations led by intensified industrial symbiosis initiatives and enhanced by cross-sectorial collaboration and, to support the development of a roadmap to improve the adoption of industrial symbiosis in the European process industry at regional / national / European level. SCALER will use new and advanced practices in identifying value opportunities, use new methods to create a larger market for available resources, and use new methods to measure and manage the implementation and sustaining of new relationships. SCALER brings together qualitative and quantitative tools and methods to support self-organised initiatives on industrial symbiosis and to enhance facilitation processes and coordination actions. The creation of new spaces for interaction, collaboration and cooperation and the engagement of a broader set of stakeholders are crucial elements of the multiplier effect in industrial symbiosis implementation. SCALER provides a comprehensive solution for understanding, assessing and intensifying the potential of industrial symbiosis in Europe.
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE

Address

Taguspark Avenida Professor Dr Cavaco Silva 33 Talaide
2740 120 Porto Salvo

Portugal

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 265 387,50

Participants (4)

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THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 257 875

STRANE INNOVATION SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 265 375

QUANTIS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 115 781,25

CLIMATE-KIC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 145 062,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 768748

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 049 481,25

  • EU contribution

    € 1 049 481,25

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE

Portugal