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1 Industrial Symbiosis: Contribution to Green Growth James Woodcock International Coordinator International Synergies Limited

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

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

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 METRICSUnit RESULTS TO DATE 5YEARS Projection with 20% decay 5YEARS Projection with no decay Landfill diversionT 9,074,49321,863,90745,372,465 CO 2 reductionT 7,869,47317,555,72139,347,365 Virgin material savingsT 11,679,02933,262,08958,395,145 Haz waste eliminatedT 420,739369,2042,104,145 Water savingsT 14,114,16134,825,91470,565,805 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 createdQty 10,000+ jobs have been directly created and safeguarded Jobs savedQty People trained in ISQty6,296 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€0.02€ tonne of virgin material saved€0.48€ tonne of water saved€0.40€ tonne of CO 2 reduced€0.73€ tonne of waste diverted from landfill€0.64€ tonne of hazardous waste eliminated€13.74€2.740

17 30 million tonnes CO 2 -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

18 4. Prospecting for Value – Driving Innovation

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

20 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 Technology and Innovation: Eco-Innovation Exemplar

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

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

23 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 “Long term culture change needs long term business engagement” Transformation

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

25 How far have we come?

26 2004: Industrial Symbiosis as Novelty

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

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 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. International Working Conference on Industrial Symbiosis 2012

31 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

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)

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

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