Project title Urban Baltic Industrial Symbiosis
Project acronyme UBIS
Project wep page
Project total budget € 1 968 401,16
ERDF amount requested € 1 547 123,91
Project leader Skåne Energy Agency
LP name in national language Kommunförbundet Skåne
Number of project partners 10
Priority axis 2 - Exploiting the environmental and cultural potential of the South Baltic area for the blue and green growth
Specific objective 2.2 - Increased use of green technologies in order to decrease the pollution discharges in the South Baltic area
Date of project start 2017-01-01
Date of project completion 2019-12-31
Project partners
Skåne Energy Agency
Sustainable Business Hub
City of Malmö
Bjuv municipality
Lithuanian District Heating Association
Silute District Municipality
Rostock University
Kalundborg Municipality - Symbiosis Center Denmark
Kalundborg Utility
Gdansk University of Technology
Project description
Urban Baltic Industrial Symbiosis focuses on initiating industrial symbiosis in order to make use of energy and other resources that would otherwise go to waste. Thus, emission of hazardous substances to environment and humans will be reduced. Industrial symbiosis is a known concept but the knowledge and experience varies accross the region, and it has not yet been approached in a systematic manner in most regions. We have identified a number of sites with symbiosis potential in the programme area, and will use four of them as pilot symbiosis plant in the project. Input will be experiences from existing symbiosis sites, where dramatic savings have been realized. The experience and learning from the existing plants and in the pilots will be documented in a set of tools for industrial symbiosis, which can be used by others also after the project. The tools will include analysis of symbiosis potential, best practices, business and funding models. The project will focus on cross-border experience exchange, critical to success due to the differences in experiences and knowledge of symbiosis in the programme area. All partners can learn from each other and by understanding the different situations in countries around the South Baltic. Due to the diversity of national settings and to the differences in terms of industries and of resources that are traded, and a number of other variables that influence contractual terms, a number of models will be needed. The goal of the project is to provide tools, implement five pilot projects and carry out activities to spread the project results and support and inspire new symbiosis projects. Since the business aspect is included in the tools, we expect sustainable symbiosis cases, and thus longterm effects on reduced pollution discharges.