Circular business concept for the recycling of residual products in the steel industry

Reference number
Coordinator Swerim AB - Processintegration-PI
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration October 2017 - August 2018
Status Completed
Venture Circular economy
Call Circular economy - Inquiries and simple test

Purpose and goal

The project has given a picture of the issues and workflow when establishing industrial symbiosis. It has also shown the potential of using system analysis for evaluation of possibilities to utilize residual products as secondary raw material in other industries. Due to this the project contributes to circular economy through increased resource efficiency and reduced environmental impact. The project has resulted in a number of potential businesses concepts where it is possible to utilize residual products between different industries.

Expected results and effects

The result from the project has contributed to the possibilities to evaluate and design business models within circular systems for increased resource efficiency. The project work has included a compilation of key aspects and requirements for establishing industrial symbiosis where the potential to utilize residual materials has been evaluated through system analysis. This resulted in some proposed concepts for the utilization of residues taking into account the deal between the industries.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has been conducted in close collaboration with project partners for knowledge sharing through regular video meetings, discussions, interviews and two workshops. The work has consisted of an investigation of key aspects and requirements for collaboration between partners, collection of data, system analysis, and an evaluation of business concepts relevant to interplant recycling. The workflow gave a successive building of knowledge and has given a comprehensive view of the establishment of an industrial symbiosis.

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