In the LOCIMAP project we assisted in creating the model and the application that is used as a scorecard for industrial parks to evaluate their degree of sustainability, to look for their own symbiosis opportunities, and to demonstrate the benefits for potential investors.

The Low Carbon Industrial MAnufacturing Parks (LOCIMAP) project gathered a number of European industrial parks and knowledge actors to exchange experiences and compare measures and initiatives for the resource optimisation of energy and water consumption.

In industrial parks with a high level of energy consumption there is a particular need for new, sustainable initiatives. Partly this is to reduce CO2 emissions and costs, and to increase competitiveness, and partly it is as a response to increased regulation and, not least, taxation, which increases production costs.

In LOCIMAP we therefore examined the production and consumption of power plant heat at a number of European industrial parks. This was the area in which the project partners saw the greatest potential for increasing efficiency.

LOCIMAP based its work on a review of an extensive range of processes in both its own and other industrial parks and symbioses, so the project contains the full spectrum of energy sources and requirements. This comprehensive review should enable LOCIMAP to:

  • Determine goals for CO2 reduction for future production and resource optimisation
  • Identify symbiosis opportunities and specify the technological requirements for their realisation
  • Define dedicated tools for energy optimisation
  • Calculate the potential of CO2 savings

Along with the experiences of the project partners, LOCIMAP was involved in developing a model that can be used to create its own sustainable initiatives, but that can also be expanded to other industrial parks.

Five white papers have been published on the project, which can be found at www.locimap.eu. One of them has a specific focus on industrial symbiosis, which you can find in our knowledge base or at http://www.locimap.eu/deliverables/white-papers.html




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The lead partner was NEPIC – North East Process Industry Cluster. Kalundborg Municipality participated in the project as representative for Kalundborg industrial area and Kalundborg Symbiosis. The other partners were: BASF Española SL, Link2Energy Ltd., ECSPP – European Chemical Site Promotion Platform, INSEAD – Institut Européen D’Administration Des Affaires, Sembcorp Utilities (UK) Ltd, PTS – Papiertechnische Stiftung, IVL – Svenska Miljöinstitutet, Kokkola Industrial Park, Parsons Brinckerhoff Sp. z o.o., Cemex UK Cement Limited, Terreal and VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH (BFI). The project was supported by the EU’s 7th Framework programme – FP7-Energy.


Beginning of 2012 until the end of 2014


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