Industrial Symbiosis Initiatives in United States of America and Canada: Current Status and Challenges

Angela Neves, Radu Godina, Helena Carvalho, Susana G. Azevedo, João C. O. Matias

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Abstract

Industrial symbiosis ties companies from all business sectors with the aim of improving the efficiency of resources at an intersectional level through the commercial exchange of materials, energy and water and sharing assets, logistics and experience. It involves industries and other organizations that have always been separated in a collective approach to achieve competitive advantages that imply the physical exchange of materials, energy, water and by-products together with the shared use of goods, logistics and experience. This model raises the need to address a new perspective in the production of waste, its recovery and reuse, reducing the environmental impact and generating new business models that positively impact the economy of a region. This paper aims to analyze the industrial symbiosis initiatives in USA and Canada published by the research community in order to assess the current status, its challenges, successes and failures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 8th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, ICITM 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages247-251
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728132686
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2019
Event8th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, ICITM 2019 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Mar 20194 Mar 2019

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, ICITM 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period2/03/194/03/19

Keywords

  • circular economy
  • eco-industrial park
  • industrial ecology
  • industrial ecosystem
  • industrial symbiosis

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    Neves, A., Godina, R., Carvalho, H., Azevedo, S. G., & Matias, J. C. O. (2019). Industrial Symbiosis Initiatives in United States of America and Canada: Current Status and Challenges. In Proceedings of 2019 8th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, ICITM 2019 (pp. 247-251). [8710744] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICITM.2019.8710744