Fostering Industrial Symbiosis for a sustainable resource intensive industry across the extended construction value chain
The FISSAC project developed and demonstrated a new paradigm built on an innovative industrial symbiosis model towards a zero waste approach in the resource intensive industries of the construction value chain, tackling harmonized technological and non technological requirements, leading to material closed-loop processes and moving to a circular economy.
Within the project duration a novel methodology and a new software platform has been 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 guided how to overcome technical barriers and non technical barriers, as well as standardisation concerns to implement and replicate industrial symbiosis in a local/regional dimension. The ambition of the model has been replicated in other regions and other value chains symbiosis scenarios. The model has been applied based on the three sustainability pillars.
FISSAC demonstrated the applicability of the model as well as the effectiveness of the innovative processes, services and products at the different levels of manufacturing processes and product validation.