WP8 objectives

WP8 aims to demonstrate CORALIS approaches in three industry regions and facilitate stakeholder mobilization for industrial symbiosis. A techno-economic study will assess a thermal energy recovery system in a steelshop and its potential for neighboring industries. Technology benchmarking and new business models will be tested for renewable hydrogen exchange. Validation of business models for reutilizing spent caustic from refineries will be conducted. Required stakeholders for symbiosis implementation in each follower ecosystem will be identified. Roadmaps for symbiosis implementation in each demonstrator will be elaborated.

WP8 status

As of now, the work has progressed significantly in laying the groundwork for implementing industrial symbiosis initiatives and fostering collaboration among stakeholders in early stage symbiosis cases. The completion of a techno-economic and business case study for a thermal energy recovery and storage system provides valuable insights into the feasibility and potential benefits of such systems, serving as a reference point for similar projects. Additionally, conducting technology benchmarking and testing new business models for renewable hydrogen exchange demonstrates a commitment to exploring innovative solutions for sustainable energy production and distribution.

Furthermore, the validation of business models and management procedures for reutilizing spent materials, such as spent caustic from refineries, underscores the importance of circular economy principles and waste reduction strategies. The identification of stakeholders and elaboration of roadmaps for symbiosis implementation are crucial steps towards building collaborative networks and ensuring the successful execution of symbiotic relationships across diverse industry sectors. These efforts not only promote resource efficiency and environmental sustainability but also lay the foundation for long-term economic growth and resilience in industrial ecosystems. For more details, check out:

D8.1 Technoeconomic analysis and business model of an energy recovery system in Basauri (CO)

D8.2 Technoeconomic analysis and business model of renewable H2 exchange (CO)

D8.3 Feasibility analysis for the valorisation of spent caustic (CO)

D8.4 Engagement activities in the CORALIS follower cases to promote participatory processes in the definition of each IS follower case (PU)

WP8 next steps

The work in WP8 is more or less completed, stakeholders in the field can leverage the demonstrated approaches, case studies, and best practices as valuable resources for implementing their own industrial symbiosis initiatives. Policymakers, industry leaders, and environmental organizations can utilize these insights as a blueprint for fostering collaboration, resource efficiency, and sustainability in their respective regions, ultimately contributing to the transition towards more resilient and circular industrial ecosystems.

The next steps would involve prioritizing capacity building and dissemination efforts to empower stakeholders with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively implement symbiosis projects. This could include organizing training workshops, providing technical assistance, and facilitating knowledge-sharing platforms to enhance the capacity of stakeholders across various sectors.

Additionally, selecting one or more symbiosis cases and initiating pilot implementations in the follower ecosystems would allow for real-world testing and validation of symbiotic relationships, paving the way for scalability and broader adoption of industrial symbiosis practices.