URBAN BALTIC INDUSTRIAL SYMBIOSIS (UBIS)
EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE OF INDUSTRIAL SYMBOLS IN THE BALTIC REGION
In the UBIS project, we focus on starting up new industrial symbioses by developing tools and finally conducting 5 pilot projects in Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Denmark.
Currently, industrial symbiosis has been developed unevenly throughout the Baltic Sea region. The industry foundation and the possibilities for symbiosis vary from country to country, and it will be very important for partners to gather experiences from all participating countries, learn from each other and co-ordinate solutions. In developing symbiotic tools for identifying and designing symbiotic projects, a broad approach focusing on local, regional and national issues, including environmental legislation, political incentives, business practices and public awareness, can be beneficial.
A number of well-developed symbiotic sites are found in Skåne in Sweden and in Zealand in Denmark. Several places in Poland as well as in Lithuania and Germany, had been reversed, where it is possible to start industrial symbiosis.
The cross-border approach makes it possible to compare similarities and differences between countries, as well as to understand what factors and assumptions thar so far have held companies in different countries from realizing symbiotic opportunities.
During or after the project, it is possible to invite business representatives to partner country meetings or partners to jointly visit companies to share the business and environmental benefits of symbiosis with potential participants. Cross-border activities will accelerate the dissemination of information. Thus, individual companies can learn from examples collected from a number of countries.
NINA ALKÆRSIG JENSEN
Mobil: +45 24 90 46 45
Partners: DEA Skåne, Sustainable Business Hub, Malmö City, Bjuv Municipality (Sweeden); Lituaisk District Heating Association, Silute Municipality (Lithuania); Rostock University (Germany); Kalundborg Municipality – SymbiosisCenter Denmark, Kalundborg Utility (Denmark); Gdansk Technological University (Poland).
Associated Partners: Skåne Land Board, Industrial Park of Sweeden (IPOS) (Sweeden); Municipal Association Lithuania (Lithuania), Region Zealand (Denmark), North-west Mecklenburg (Germany).
EU Regional Fund – 0,94 mio. DKK
SymbiosisCenter Denmark, independent financing – 0,31 mio. DKK
Total – 1,25 mio. DKK
1st January 2017 to 31st December 2019
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