One industry’s residue another industry’s resourc
In nature you find symbiosis everywhere. This is when organisms live together in a close relationship, like the tree and the moss in the picture. Industrial symbiosis is about the same thing - industries cooperate and benefit from each other.
In the autumn of 2017 we started a project on industrial symbiosis together with Linköping University, RISE and ten other regional partners. We will map the different streams in the region and also visualise them.
Industrial symbiosis means that residue from one industry revive as a resource for someone else. This may be, for example, material streams and energy from paper mills. But it can also be about sharing services with each other, such as logistics solutions.
The benefits will be both economical and environmentally good for the companies that participate in the process.
Vinnova has granted one million SEK to the project entitled “Regional cooperation within industrial symbiosis in Paper Province”.