Foundation FUNDECYT Scientific and Technological Park of Extremadura
INDUSTRIAL SYMBIOSIS FOR A RESOURCE EFFICIENT ECONOMY
SYMBI project will contribute to improve the implementation of regional development policies and programmes related to the promotion and dissemination of Industrial Symbiosis and Circular Economy from 7 participating countries faced to policies alignment with the Circular Economy strategy of the European Commission to transform Europe into a more competitive resource-efficient economy.
INDUSTRIAL SYMBIOSIS looks at interactions between the environment, the economy and industry, and promotes the sharing of materials to minimize waste, following the example of a natural ecosystem, where everything is reused.Industrial symbiosis strengthens regional growth and competitiveness fostering:
Material and energy savings, reusing waste and energy by-products of industrial processes;New business models with secondary raw resources trading and innovative waste management services;Mitigation of external volatility risks, reducing dependencies on imported materials and fossil fuel.
SYMBI General objective is to empower regions to build sustainable economies, resilient to environmental pressures and climate change.The project will support the implementation of policy instruments and measures for the diffusion of industrial symbiosis, to add value, reduce production costs and relieve environmental pressures through increased resource efficiency and green house gas emissions.
SYMBI aims at supporting the transition towards a resource-efficient economy through industrial symbiosis, establishing territorial synergies to manage waste and exchange energy & by-products as secondary raw resources
Furthermore, through the development of the activities, SYMBI will get:
Encourage regional waste transformation systems;Promote the use of secondary raw materials and the emergence of regional secondary raw materials market;Prioritize green public procurement;Unlock investments by regional and local financial actors;Explore, assess, expand, and enhance current practices in ecosystems of industrial innovation;Raise public awareness on industrial symbiosis and circular economy.