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Greet Van Eetvelde – 1st expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • Blueprint: A methodology facilitating data exchanges to enhance the detection of industrial symbiosis opportunities – application to a refinery
    Chemical Engineering Science, 2020
    Co-Authors: Hélène Cervo, Jean-henry Ferrasse, Bernard Descales, Greet Van Eetvelde

    Abstract:

    The European Union (EU) has put the concept of circularity at the heart of its strategy for transitioning towards a low-carbon economy and reducing the use of virgin resources. Concrete measures, such as clarifying rules on co-products or supporting innovative projects, have been taken in order to promote Industrial Symbiosis (IS)-turning one industry’s co-product into another industry’s raw material. However, one of the main barriers to the democratisation of IS remains the exchange of (confidential) data between industrial partners. Here, the concept of industrial sector Blueprints is presented as a solution in order to overcome the challenge of sharing information across industrial sectors. A Blueprint is constituted of a series of profiles providing insights on the key inputs and outputs of a given industry in terms of thermal and electrical energy, materials and services. A heuristic and comprehensive methodology is presented detailing a step-by-step approach for building the profiles and the type of data required. It is applied to a typical refinery demonstrating the efficiency of the method and showing how it can be used in an IS context.

Annemarie P Van Wezel – 2nd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • city Blueprints 24 indicators to assess the sustainability of the urban water cycle
    Water Resources Management, 2012
    Co-Authors: Cornelis J Van Leeuwen, Jos Frijns, Annemarie P Van Wezel

    Abstract:

    Climate change, population growth and increased consumption, coupled with urbanization, are all placing increased pressure on water management. This global challenge can often best be addressed at the local level, e.g. in cities by optimizing the role of civil society. Although there are approaches for assessing the sustainability of countries and cities, there is no dedicated framework for the assessment of the sustainability of urban water management. We have therefore compiled a comprehensive list of indicators (the city Blueprint) for this. The city Blueprint is proposed as a first step towards gaining a better understanding and addressing the challenges of integrated urban water management (IUWM). City Blueprints will enable the IUWM of cities to be compared, and stimulate the exchange of success stories (good practices) between cities to address the enormous IUWM challenges which lie ahead. The city Blueprint provides a quick scan and baseline assessment. It comprises elements from a variety of methodologies, such as water footprint, urban metabolism and ecosystem services. The indicators have been subdivided into eight broad categories, i.e. (1) water security following the water footprint approach developed by Hoekstra and Chapagain (2007), (2) water quality, which includes surface water and groundwater, (3) drinking water, (4) sanitation, (5) infrastructure, (6) climate robustness, (7) biodiversity and attractiveness and (8) governance. Experience using city Blueprints for the cities of Rotterdam, Maastricht and Venlo (in the Netherlands) have been included as practical examples. It was concluded that simplicity (ease of calculation and data availability), transparency and ease of communication makes the Blueprint a valuable tool for policy makers, decision makers and resource managers as a first step in the process of understanding, envisioning, developing and implementing measures to transform the water management of cities. The best results are obtained when all the stakeholders are involved and connected right from the start.

Hélène Cervo – 3rd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • Blueprint: A methodology facilitating data exchanges to enhance the detection of industrial symbiosis opportunities – application to a refinery
    Chemical Engineering Science, 2020
    Co-Authors: Hélène Cervo, Jean-henry Ferrasse, Bernard Descales, Greet Van Eetvelde

    Abstract:

    The European Union (EU) has put the concept of circularity at the heart of its strategy for transitioning towards a low-carbon economy and reducing the use of virgin resources. Concrete measures, such as clarifying rules on co-products or supporting innovative projects, have been taken in order to promote Industrial Symbiosis (IS)-turning one industry’s co-product into another industry’s raw material. However, one of the main barriers to the democratisation of IS remains the exchange of (confidential) data between industrial partners. Here, the concept of industrial sector Blueprints is presented as a solution in order to overcome the challenge of sharing information across industrial sectors. A Blueprint is constituted of a series of profiles providing insights on the key inputs and outputs of a given industry in terms of thermal and electrical energy, materials and services. A heuristic and comprehensive methodology is presented detailing a step-by-step approach for building the profiles and the type of data required. It is applied to a typical refinery demonstrating the efficiency of the method and showing how it can be used in an IS context.