Symbiotic Networks of Bio-Waste Sustainable Management

Priority axis Protection of Environment – Transportation
Specific Objective Sustainable management and recycling of bio-wastes
Call 1st Call for Project Proposals
Start date May 9, 2018
Lead Partner Public Enterprise KOMUNALEC Bitola
Partners Waste Management of Western Macedonia DIADYMA S.A.
Public Enterprise for communal works KOMUNALNA HIGIENA Novaci
InnoPolis - Centre for Innovation and Culture
Movement for Environment MOLIKA Bitola
National Technical University of Athens
Budget 898.858,33 €
Industrial Symbiosis (IS) is an innovative approach that brings together companies from all business sectors with the aim of improving cross industry resource efficiency through the commercial trading of materials, energy and water and sharing assets, logistics and expertise.
The project's main objective is to set up an integrated, sustainable, bio-waste management and trading scheme between the partner regions of Western Macedonia in Greece (former Prefecture of Florina) and the municipality areas of Bitola and Novaci in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, following the Industrial Symbiosis concept.
SYMBIOSIS will develop symbiotic networks bringing together companies and stakeholders from all business sectors, aiming to improve cross industry resource efficiency through material trading and sharing assets in an environmentally sustainable way.
Planning and regional development infrastructures, and matchmaking and retrieval services are key means in SYMBIOSIS to set up cost-effective biomass supply chains.

The project specific objectives are:
1. To set-up a cross industry resource efficiency through organic material trading and sharing assets;
2. To create industrial sustainable networks especially in the agro-food industry; 
3. To achieve maximum efficiencies in energy and water use;
4. To have a reference point where the demand will meet the offer of bio-waste materials in the cross-border area; 
5. To improve the local policies on the management of bio-waste streams and tackle this issue individually following the directions of the EU policy for less bio-waste to the landfills and better utilization for other uses; 
6. To improve the environmental benefits by reducing the bio-waste streams that were disposed into landfills; 
7. To generate tangible social benefits to local communities by better use of bio resources from the food industry in favour to social activities;
8. To improve the cooperation among sectors and businesses in cross-border area thus improving the local economies and boosting entrepreneurship;
9. To support the local economies by safeg.uarding raw materials or fuel coming from bio-waste;
10. To promote job creation in the regions into question by exploring the trade opportunities and using the waste as a resource


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