About the project
Industrial symbiosis involves collaborations among diverse, and predominantly local and regional, actors that create additional economic and environmental value through by-product exchanges, utility and service sharing, and joint innovations. While the importance of Industrial symbiosis for the development of biofuels is commonly recognised hypothetically, this study aims at advancing understanding of the actual contribution provided in two real life examples–one focusing on grain-based ethanol production and the other focusing on biogas production in a co-digestion unit.
Moreover, this study highlights the importance of organisational factors that help shape, and explain relevant organizational and inter-organizational behaviour relevant for emergence and development of successful symbiotic partnerships – here referred to as “social determinants”.
ResultsIndustrial symbiosis and biofuels industry: Business value and organisational factors within cases of ethanol and biogas production
Murat Mirata, Linköping University
Mats Eklund, Linköping University // Andreas Gundberg, Lantmännen Agroetanol AB
January - August 2017
Total project cost
150 000 SEK
Linköping University and Lantmännen