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1 Industrial Symbiosis: Contribution to Green Growth
James Woodcock International Coordinator International Synergies Limited Welcome colleagues from around the world …especially travelled so far …occasionally meet at someone else’s conference

2 Contents Who we are The NISP Delivery Model
Verified Programme Achievements Green Growth Innovation and knowledge transfer Energy Job creation Success Factors Potential for Further Impact

3 1. International Synergies Ltd.
“International Synergies strives to lead the world in innovative industrial ecology solutions for a low carbon, sustainable economy. ”

4 International Synergies Ltd.
Founded in 2005 Offices in Birmingham, Brussels and Belfast 30 direct employees + 20 sub-contract Working across 5 Continents ISO14000 and ISO9000 accredited

5 International Synergies Ltd.
Employees with many years of senior industry experience: Chemicals Water Plastics Bio-fuels Construction Oil & Gas Telecommunications Automotive Aerospace Wind energy Waste Consultancy

6 2. National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP):
Model of delivery


8 1. Building the IS Network
Recruit new business members Access a diverse range of resources, sectors, business sizes and locations Larger the network, the greater the opportunity Currently 15,000+ industry members and growing

9 2. Quick Wins Workshop Facilitating the exchange of information between businesses Tried and tested, interactive business opportunity model Can generate 300+ potential synergies from a facilitated ½ day session

10 3. Resource Mapping

11 4. SYNERGie Management System
On-line project and data management tool Information on resource and contact details New and stored data Report generating capabilities Vital support and management tool for UK practitioners

12 5. Facilitated Synergy: Role of Practitioners
Identify ‘IDEAS’ Make introductions Facilitate negotiations Provide technical expertise Mine the network for answers and opportunity Use their industry expertise and knowledge

13 6. Outputs Reports for Facilitated Synergies
Summarising the outcomes of the synergy Acts as a sign off document for all involved parties Provides an audit trail for IS activity and intervention Used for external verification purposes

14 3. NISP Achievements (England)

15 NISP delivered Outcomes April 2005 – March 2012
METRICS Unit RESULTS TO DATE 5YEARS Projection with 20% decay 5YEARS Projection with no decay Landfill diversion T 9,074,493 21,863,907 45,372,465 CO2 reduction 7,869,473 17,555,721 39,347,365 Virgin material savings 11,679,029 33,262,089 58,395,145 Haz waste eliminated 420,739 369,204 2,104,145 Water savings 14,114,161 34,825,914 70,565,805 Cost savings £205,648,184 £411,546,215 £1,028,240,920 Additional sales £198,520,840 £351,614,047 £992,604,200 Other metrics Jobs created Qty 10,000+ jobs have been directly created and safeguarded Jobs saved People trained in IS 6,296 Private investment £ 316,610,204

16 Demonstrated value for money
Unit Benefit Realised In Year Spend Lifetime Spend €1 new income generated for industry €0.02 €0.005 €1 saved by UK industry 1 tonne of virgin material saved €0.48 €0.100 1 tonne of water saved €0.40 €0.080 1 tonne of CO2 reduced €0.73 €0.150 1 tonne of waste diverted from landfill €0.64 €0.130 1 tonne of hazardous waste eliminated €13.74 €2.740

17 30 million tonnes CO2-eq reduction
Input savings Lower embedded energy in processing recycled materials than virgin raw materials Process savings Savings in gas, electricity or other fuel use by one of the synergy partners principally through innovation Fuel substitution Replacing fossil fuels with other non fossil fuel sources in industrial processes Transport savings Reduction in transport directly associated with synergies Disposal savings Reduction in biodegradable material sent to landfill Energy Savings Production of energy through, for example, anaerobic digestion and utilisation of waste heat 17

18 4. Prospecting for Value – Driving Innovation

19 Waste hierarchy: Prospecting for Value
Prevention 13% NISP achieves 90% of its benefits at the top two levels of the waste hierarchy Reuse 77% Recycle 5% Recovery 5% Disposal 0% Analysis of 25% of synergies completed in % tonnage

20 Technology and Innovation: Eco-Innovation Exemplar
Some potential synergies require innovative solutions New technologies New applications for existing technologies New markets Immediate application of R&D and technology innovation Studies find that 70% of all synergies included innovation 50% involved best available practice 20% involved new research and development EU Environmental Technologies Action Programme (ETAP) Eco-Innovation Exemplar since 2007

21 Prospecting for value requires...
Changing mindset to look for value Connecting the dots Materials suppliers New technologies (micro-entrepreneurs) New markets

22 OECD Identifies IS as Critical to Growth Agenda
Transformation OECD has recently declared industrial symbiosis ‘a la NISP’ to be “an excellent example of systemic innovation vital for future green growth” Transformation Pollution Control Cleaner Production Eco-efficiency Lifecycle Management Closed-loop Production Industrial Symbiosis Production Process Green products Eco-design New business models New modes of provision Mass application Product & Service Organisational Boundary Incremental Innovation Systemic Innovation

23 “Long term culture change needs long term business engagement”
IS Transforms Individual Businesses: e.g. John Pointon & Sons Ltd Pre – NISP: animal renderer inputs: carcasses outputs: landfill perception: dirty industry Initial NISP stage: animal by-products diverted from landfill to cement industry Second stage: improved efficiency of processes Third stage: move into bio-fuels utilising more by-product Fourth stage: move to AD and grid connection Fifth stage: transfer in of innovative technologies Current situation inputs: carcasses, organic residues outputs: energy, minerals vision: clean energy company Transformation “Long term culture change needs long term business engagement”

24 DENSO Flux and Mil-Ver Metals
DENSO Manufacturing in automotive supply chain 37te of Hazardous Material from radiator coating process. NISP facilitated link to Aluminium secondary smelter Able to use flux material in manufacturing process €108k Cost Savings DENSO manufacturing components for automotive sector. Flux material waste a by-product of car radiator coating processes. Costing DENSO £90k a year to dispose of as hazardous waste NISP able to facilitate links to local aluminium reprocessor – Mil-Ver Metals Flux able to be used as a substitute raw material in smelting process. Milver collecting all material after a successful trial was initiated by NISP and solution is zero cost to DENSO Milver also getting benefit from low cost raw material – WIN / WIN

25 How far have we come?

26 2004: Industrial Symbiosis as Novelty

27 2010: Financial Times Managing Climate Change
One company’s waste may turn out to be suitable fuel for another, says Sarah Murray “If companies can make use of waste, it will be a big benefit” Dax Lovegrove

28 2012: Assessing industrial symbiosis’ contribution to climate change mitigation and energy security

29 2011: Birmingham Big City Plan
Tyseley Environmental Enterprise District – Framework for Action (May, 2011) Birmingham’s Priorities for Tyseley: “Support businesses and organisations to capitalise on low carbon opportunities and maximise industrial symbiosis.”

30 International Working Conference on Industrial Symbiosis 2012
Vision of IWCAIS: To advance the application of IS to global themes where IS has proven ability to deliver: Climate change & energy security  Eco-innovation & green growth  Materials security  Regional economic development IWCAIS attendees representing 6 continents companies, practitioners, policy makers and shapers producing 3-5 detailed recommendations for using IS to achieve the global theme goals.  

31 Create space for demand-led innovation
How far we have come Create space for demand-led innovation Convene stakeholders for collaboration Hold materials in the economy for longer Create green growth and materials security Contribute to reducing budget deficit (EU) Deliver across 6 continents For our own programme NISP have a couple of benchmarks to offer … moving from a good idea with no data to verified outcomes over a protracted period of time. My colleague ian will say something more about this tomorrow but has been achieved against a background of severe constraints. Another is the reaction of the press …this is a 2004 article ion a local newspaper the time really happy to get the publicity BUT compare this to an end of 2010 FT special on climate change discussing IS as a serious contender for addressing climate change through fuel substitution etc

32 Success Factors Practitioners Industrial expertise
Long term relationship building & facilitation Marrying data & expert knowledge Working with the regulator to ‘enable’ IS activity Engagement Model Extensive, diverse network Business opportunity programme History of exemplary performance Demand pull on innovation Data Quality NISP data & limited access to regulatory data

33 Potential For Impact With greater resource, understanding and removal of constraints: More companies, greater network potential More outputs, greater resource potential More innovation, greater pull on new technologies

34 4. European and Global Impact

35 International outreach

36 International recognition for NISP
EU Waste Framework Directive – best practice Resource Efficiency Flagship Initiative – one of 3 best practice examples OECD – innovation exemplar programme 2011 WWF – Highlighted as one of 20 world-leading ‘Green Game-changing Innovations’ DG Environment – Received maximum possible score based on economic and environmental benefits amongst 120 policies from 23 countries (COWI, 2011) 36

37 James Woodcock International Coordinator International Synergies Ltd Tel: +44 (0)

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