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A case study of industrial symbiosis in the Humber region using the EPOS methodology

(2019) SUSTAINABILITY. 11(24).
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For the last 20 years, the field of industrial symbiosis (IS) has raised interest among academics and industries. IS consists of dissimilar entities sharing and valorising underutilised resources such as materials, energy, information, services, or technologies in the view of increasing the industrial system’s circularity. Despite the benefits brought by IS, though, barriers hindering the full dissemination of IS remain. This paper presents a methodology developed in the framework of the H2020 European project EPOS that aims at removing some of the obstacles to the implementation of IS. The method follows a multidisciplinary approach that intents to trigger the interest of industry decision-makers and initiate efforts to optimise the use of energy and material resources through symbiosis. It is applied to an industrial cluster located in the Humber region of UK. The case study shows how the approach helped to identify several IS opportunities, how one particular high-potential symbiosis was further assessed, and how it led to the creation of a business case. It was estimated that the identified symbiosis could bring substantial economic (+2000 k€ pa), environmental (−4000 t of CO2 eq. pa) and social (+7 years of healthy life) gains to the region.
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Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Geography, Planning and Development, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Cervo, Hélène, et al. “A Case Study of Industrial Symbiosis in the Humber Region Using the EPOS Methodology.” SUSTAINABILITY, vol. 11, no. 24, 2019.
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Cervo, H., Ogé, S., Maqbool, A. S., Mendez Alva, F., Lessard, L., Bredimas, A., … Van Eetvelde, G. (2019). A case study of industrial symbiosis in the Humber region using the EPOS methodology. SUSTAINABILITY, 11(24).
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Cervo, Hélène, Stéphane Ogé, Amtul Samie Maqbool, Francisco Mendez Alva, Lindsay Lessard, Alexandre Bredimas, Jean-Henry Ferrasse, and Greet Van Eetvelde. 2019. “A Case Study of Industrial Symbiosis in the Humber Region Using the EPOS Methodology.” SUSTAINABILITY 11 (24).
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Cervo, Hélène, Stéphane Ogé, Amtul Samie Maqbool, Francisco Mendez Alva, Lindsay Lessard, Alexandre Bredimas, Jean-Henry Ferrasse, and Greet Van Eetvelde. 2019. “A Case Study of Industrial Symbiosis in the Humber Region Using the EPOS Methodology.” SUSTAINABILITY 11 (24).
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Cervo H, Ogé S, Maqbool AS, Mendez Alva F, Lessard L, Bredimas A, et al. A case study of industrial symbiosis in the Humber region using the EPOS methodology. SUSTAINABILITY. 2019;11(24).
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H. Cervo et al., “A case study of industrial symbiosis in the Humber region using the EPOS methodology,” SUSTAINABILITY, vol. 11, no. 24, 2019.
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  author       = {Cervo, Hélène and Ogé, Stéphane and Maqbool, Amtul Samie and Mendez Alva, Francisco and Lessard, Lindsay and Bredimas, Alexandre and Ferrasse, Jean-Henry and Van Eetvelde, Greet},
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  language     = {eng},
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  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su11246940},
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  year         = {2019},
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