CORALIS will address the improvement of IT tools by the Virtual Assessment Platform. This tool will cover the gap of management between symbiosis activities from an operational perspective and keep in mind the forthcoming progress towards a Circular Economy.
CORALIS will demonstrate new solutions to current industrial challenges, such as alternative use for raw materials produced, high-water consumption, low product and by-product concentrations as well as high energy consumption and heat waste through the integration of innovative processes and the combination of efficient technologies enabling new symbiotic interactions.
CORALIS will provide a 3-pillar methodology composed by Technology-Economic-Management Readiness Levels to cover these three issues simultaneously in all activities involved in whole value chains across sectors. Collaboration with industries, networking and exchange of best practices will support the implementation of demonstrations.
CORALIS will thoroughly analyse the specific material flows, strengths and weaknesses, business cases and models for each Industrial Symbiosis cases involved in the project, connecting local stakeholders (process industries, other sectors, public sector, civil society and finance) at early stage of the project and in the implementation of future actions. Also, CORALIS will provide the demo cases with the tools and support to establish management and brokerage structures or develop existing structures to incubate the methodologies towards Industrial Symbiosis design. The development of Industrial Symbiosis business strategy towards symbiosis and circularity, incl. the CO2 abatement and climate neutrality goals in the Besides, mitigation measures to the implementation of actions will be developed within the regions and across regions.
CORALIS will implement Life Cycle Assessments to assess overall CO2 impact, including all elements that could improve the new CORALIS solutions’ environmental performance to test and deploy. Also, CORALIS will develop a harmonised accountability system (cradle-to-gate) to feed into the project’s demo cases and improve it and validate it as general recommendations at the end of the project. CORALIS will develop training material to contribute to new ways of cooperation with systems for vocational education and training. It will consider up-taking industry skills and qualification demands.
Most investments in methodologies and tools facilitating the update of Industrial Symbiosis have focused on assessing potential solutions synergies among individual companies and synergies among individual companies. But CORALIS will aim to unlock possible solutions to facilitate a more considerable market uptake among EU industrial areas.
The overall technological approach proposed by CORALIS will be presented and evaluated in 3 industrial areas acting as Lighthouses demonstrators in Escombreras (Spain), Höganäs (Sweden) and Brescia (Italy). Moreover, another 3 industrial areas will be applied as follower use cases in Basauri (Portugal), Linz (Austria) and Izmit (Turkey) in order to replicate the main outcome of the project by implementing additional IS initiatives after its completion.