Industrial symbiosis in Kalundborg

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Energy, Water, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions

Organisation: Kalundborg Municipality

Main partners:

  • Novo Nordisk (producer of insulin), Novozymes (producer of enzymes), French-owned Gyproc produces gypsum board, Dong Energy own the Asnæs Plant, the biggest power plant in Denmark, Statoil owns Denmark’s biggest oil refinery, Kara/Novoren is a waste treatment company.
  • Kalundborg utility company, Kalundborg Forsyning A/S supplies companies and the citizens of Kalundborg city with water and district heating, as well as disposing of waste water from the entire municipality. Kalundborg Forsyning A/S also supplies some companies with surface water taken from the lake Tissø, which is connected to Kalundborg through a 12 km long pipeline.

Localisation: Kalundborg (Denmark)

Summary

The Kalundborg Symbiosis is an industrial ecosystem in Denmark, where eight industrial companies are working together making by-products commercially interesting as new resources in other production processes after the cradle to cradle model. An industrial symbiosis is a local collaboration where public and private enterprises buy and sell residual products, resulting in mutual economic and environmental benefits.

Liguria Circular

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Design, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Resources, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: 1) Genova Municipality; 2) AMIU (Azienda Multiservizi e d'Igiene Urbana)

Main partners:

  • Genova Smart city
  • Regional innovation center for Energy and Environment
    (TICASS – Tecnologie Innovative per il Controllo Ambientale e lo Sviluppo Sostenibile)
  • Interuniversity Centre for the Development of Sustainabe Product
    (CE.SI.S.P – Centro per lo Sviluppo della Sostenibilità dei Prodotti)
  • Confindustria Genova, association representing manufacturing and service companies

Localisation: Liguria (IT)

Summary

The Municipality of Genoa and AMIU – the Municipal Urban Health Enterprise have created Liguria Circular, the permanent forum of circular economy in Liguria aiming to promote and manage circular economy initiatives in the Liguria territory. It is composed by private companies, individual professionals, government agencies, associations, university departments and research centres.