Session 35 - Circular economy and industrial symbiosis

[CEST2019_00953] Implementing nature-based and other engineering solutions to recover water from non-conventional water sources
by Kappa S., Mamais D., Noutsopoulos C., Kisser J., Stanchev P., Katsou E., Malamis S.

Mediterranean (MED) islands and coastal areas are under pressure due to water shortage. Water reserves are depleted, while tourism in the summer months burdens the limited water sources. A persistent issue arising from the above activity is the increased seasonal loads of sewage that wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) receive and need to cope with. On the top of that, the circular economy concept is not implemented in the MED region and particularly in small WWTPs. Water, nutrients, energy and chemicals contained in sewage are not usually valorized.

Session: 35, Room: E, at Fri, 09/06/2019 - 16:00 to 16:15
Oral presentation in Circular economy and industrial symbiosis
[CEST2019_00797] Assessment of public purchase behavior towards household green products in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
by Alansaari A., El Sergany M.

The aim of green production and consumption is to adopt the idea of supplying the consumers with products that fulfill their needs with lower consequences on the environment. This concept, introduced in 1970, aims to protect the environment and to have better control over natural resources. This study is aiming at investigating the consumers’ purchase behaviors toward green products which can help decision-makers identify the tools that may be needed to promote green products in UAE markets.

Session: 35, Room: E, at Fri, 09/06/2019 - 16:30 to 16:45
Oral presentation in Circular economy and industrial symbiosis
[CEST2019_00742] A methodology for boosting circular economy in olive oil and wine sectors: opportunities for the Italian competitiveness through eco-innovation strategies
by Vaccari M., Chebbi A., Franzetti A., Sbaffoni S.

Applying the principles of circular economy to agriculture is a very important contemporary issue on the international political and economic agenda. In this context, current knowledge and recent insights on biosurfactant production will be surveyed to apply these novel economic approaches in the field of agricultural waste valorisation.

Session: 35, Room: E, at Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:45 to 16:00
Oral presentation in Circular economy and industrial symbiosis
[CEST2019_00578] A database of existing solid industrial waste reuse schemes as the basis for an industry matching algorithm
by Solomou K., Arampatzis G., Dedousis P., Angelis-Dimakis A.

For the purposes of the SWAN Project, an integrated suite of on-line resources and tools has been developed aiming to assess novel industrial business models based on solid industrial waste reuse. One of the major components of this platform is an inventory of commercially implemented best practices. This inventory will both inform all registered users about the current opportunities for waste reuse and also serve as the basis for the SWAN matching algorithm.

Session: 35, Room: E, at Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:15 to 15:30
Oral presentation in Circular economy and industrial symbiosis
[CEST2019_00580] SWAN Platform - A web based tool to support the development of industrial solid waste reuse business models
by Angelis-Dimakis A., Arampatzis G., Dedousis P., Apostolopoulos G.

The SWAN platform is an integrated suite of on-line resources and tools for assessing industrial symbiotic opportunities based on solid industrial waste reuse. It has been developed for the purposes of the SWAN Project, a project of the transnational Cooperation Programme Interreg V-B “Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020” aiming to develop a digital solid waste reuse platform for the Balkan region and Cyprus.

Session: 35, Room: E, at Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:30 to 15:45
Oral presentation in Circular economy and industrial symbiosis
[CEST2019_00165] Turning waste into new resources in small and medium sized enterprises
by Christensen O.W.

Turning waste into new resources in small and medium sized enterprises (SME). During a three years period (2015-2018) a project involving SME's, was carried out in corporation of six Danish municipalities, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Symbiosis Center Denmark. The project was financed by EU. The project focused on industrial symbioses, optimizing resources and/or potential waist minimalization. Initially 107 SME's where screened for their potential to join the project.

Session: 35, Room: E, at Fri, 09/06/2019 - 16:15 to 16:30
Oral presentation in Circular economy and industrial symbiosis
[CEST2019_00103] SusNisia: Circular economy for biogenic residues for the North Aegean – case studies for Islands of Chios and Lesvos
by Porzig M., Baur F., Wern B., Lekkas D.F.

The North Aegean Islands of Chios and Lesvos set recycling goals for organic residues from Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW). Both islands, in line with the National and Regional Plans for Municipal Waste Management, are discussing the approach of mechanical-biological stabilization MSW in combination with separated collection of biowastes and municipal pruning. The SusNisia-project, funded by BMU , adds Anaerobic Digestion (AD) to both approaches to demonstrate the added-value by production of biogas for energy purposes or as fuel for e.g. garbage trucks.

Session: 35, Room: E, at Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:00 to 15:15
Oral presentation in Circular economy and industrial symbiosis