Publishable summary: Industrial symbiosis (IS) solutions usually involve the transfer of any form of waste material and/or energy flows between stakeholders for valorisation and environmental impact reduction purposes. The success of the transaction may be influenced by several aspects, i.e., matching between offer and demand in terms of flow quality and amount, technical viability of waste incorporation into established and/or new industrial processes, economical savings in terms of raw materials consumption, incineration or landfilling costs for waste streams and detrimental legal and environmental restrictions for the emission of certain by-products, among others.
All those elements evolve during the life-span of industrial symbiosis projects, either in parallel or following different pathways and timings. This complex collaborative environment, by nature, results in a very challenging framework to manage and control. Thus, tool and methodologies to monitor the progress and changes are useful elements for the facilitators.
The D9.2 aims at progressing in those two methods elaborated and launched in the previous D9.1, such as; the Industrial Symbiosis Readiness Level Matrix (ISRLM) and the Symbiotic Failure Mode Effect Analysis (SFMEA). In both cases, the procure has accomplished several steps, including fully development of the methodology, evaluation, and introduction of both tools jointly with the facilitators in the CORALIS demonstration cases, and lastly, validation with all involved entities in each of the demo cases.
Furthermore, and as part of the leaning process, lessons learnt has been applied between and among the facilitators of the demo cases. This approach has resulted in a deep knowledge of both methods to monitor their cases as fruitful and easy-to-use tools. At the end of the activity, all demo cases have been studied, advised. Through workshops and training activities, members of the CORALIS demo cases have been advised in the way both methodologies could be used in the search of improving their performance, and chaired about how to use those new tools until the end of the project and beyond.
To this end, the role of facilitators has played an instrumental role. As previously highlighted in other previous deliverables, this person/s is/are key to centralise and monitor all the information which must be monitored. They are at the core of the transition towards improving the behaviour of a collaborative framework such as industrial symbiosis initiatives. The completed methodologies become a robust and sound tool to help these persons to support, monitor and foresee risks, and more importantly, agree and implement actions to dimmish the identified problems, in a collaborative, transparent and cooperative way.