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The FISSAC project "Fostering Industrial Symbiosis for a Sustainable Resource Intensive Industry across the extended Construction Value Chain" involves stakeholders at all levels of the construction and demolition value chain to develop a methodology, and software platform to facilitate information exchange, that can support industrial symbiosis networks and replicate pilot schemes at local and regional levels.

Project co-funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 programme, 2015 - 2020.

Highlights

The third FISSAC newsletter has been published last June! It gives an overview of project progress, with a highlight on the living labs organised in Sweden by RISE and HIFAB and on the webinar held in February. Each issue of the newsletter introduces to some of the project partners – this time the spotlight is on Ekodenge, Geonardo, and ACR+ member OVAM. Read it now and discover the special report on Green Concrete and Eco-Cement.

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THE PROJECT

FISSAC aims to create a model to support industrial symbiosis networks, in the form of both a methodology and a software platform facilitating information exchange. The ambition of the project is that the model can be replicated in other regions and other value chain scenarios.

 

The model will be based on three sustainability pillars:

•    Environmental (with a life-cycle approach)
•    Economic
•    Social (taking into consideration stakeholder engagement and impact on society).

 

FISSAC aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of the processes, services and products at different levels.

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INDUSTRIAL SYMBIOSIS

Industrial symbiosis is a form of brokering to bring companies together in innovative collaborations, finding ways to use the waste from one as raw materials for another.

Local or wider co-operation in industrial symbiosis can reduce the need for virgin raw material and waste disposal, thereby closing the material loop – a fundamental feature of the circular economy and a driver for green growth and eco-innovative solutions. It can also reduce emissions and energy use and create new revenue streams.

The FISSAC project will be working with stakeholders to understand these aspects and build a model and supporting systems that will endeavour to overcome the current challenges.

 

ACTIVITIES

A methodology and a software platform will be developed in order to implement the innovative industrial symbiosis model in a feasible scenario of industrial symbiosis synergies between industries (steel, aluminium, natural stone, chemical and demolition and construction sectors) and stakeholders in the extended construction value chain.

It will guide how to overcome technical and non-technical barriers as well as standardisation concerns to implement and replicate industrial symbiosis in a local/regional dimension.

It envisages three interventions:

      • Manufacturing processes: demonstration of closed-loop recycling processes to transform waste into valuable acceptable secondary raw materials;
      • Product validation: demonstration of the eco-design of eco-innovative construction products in pre-industrial processes, under a life-cycle approach;
      • Industrial symbiosis model: replicability assessment of the model through Living Lab concept.

PARTNERS INVOLVED

FISSAC’s project coordinator is ACCIONA (Acciona Infrastructures S.A.) and its project partners are:

  • ACR+
  • AENOR, Asociacion Española de Normalización y certificación
  • CSIC, Agencia estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
  • AKG Gazbeton , AKG Gazbeton Isletmeleri Sanayi Veticaretcaret AS
  • Befesa Salzschlacke, Befesa Salzschlacke GMBH
  • British Glass Manufacturers Con., British Glass Manufacturers Confederation Limited
  • CBI Betonginstitutet AB
  • CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
  • D’APPOLONIA SPA
  • EKODENGE, EKODENGE Muhendislik Mimarlik Danismanlik Ticaret Anonim Sirketi
  • FUNAB, Fundación Agustín de Betancourt
  • FELIX TNT SRO
  • FERALPI SIDERURGICA SPA
  • GEONARDO LTD, Geonardo Environmental Technologies LTD
  • GTS, Glass Technology Services Limited
  • TRI, Ingenieurbuero Trinius GMBH
  • HIFAB, HIFAB AB
  • KERABEN GRUPO SA
  • OVAM*, Openbare Vlaamse Afvalstoffenmaatschappij
  • RINA SERVICES SPA
  • SP SVERIGES TEKNISKA FORSKNINGSINSTITUT AB
  • SIMBIOSY, Simbiosy Simbiosi Insutrial SL
  • TÇMB (TCMA), Turkiye Cimento Mustahsilleri Birligi
  • TECNALIA, Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation
  • Vannplastic Ltd

* ACR+ member

More information http://fissacproject.eu