Industrial symbiosis and its importance to European industrial parks are the focus of the recently released White Paper by EU FP7-funded Low Carbon Industrial Manufacturing Parks Project (LOCIMAP).
Welcome to LOCIMAP
The EU Low Carbon Industrial Manufacturing Parks project
The project is based on re-examining the structure of industry parks using best practice benchmarks from across leading parks in EU and elsewhere.
The focus of the project will be on opportunities to substantially improve energy & resource efficience, reduce CO2 emissions and improved competitiveness.
During the course of the Project LOCIMAP will organise a set of workshops at the location of some of its Project Partners.
LOCIMAP partner BFI presented how the integrated park concept could significantly benefit the Steel Industry in Europe.
On the 15th and 16th of July the LOCIMAP project completed its 5th and final workshop looking at the challenges and issues facing the energy intensive sectors and parks in the EU.
Since 2008 countries around the world have been seeking to repair their damaged economies by implementing or further supporting industrial cluster initiatives. In the UK the Government is only just starting to rethink its policy on Industry Clusters with publication of the “Industrial revolutions: capturing the growth potential.” Report by the Centre for Cites.