Understanding the industrial network in Händelö/Norrköping, Sweden by applying Industrial Symbiosis theory and tools
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Today, industrial areas play an important role in sustainable development projects. One of the big challenges for societies today is to meet ambitious goals for industrial development and economic growth without destroying the environment, leading to both economic and environmental sustainability. To address this issue, several theories, pathways and approaches such as Industrial Ecology/Industrial Symbiosis (IE/IS) toward sustainability of industrial regions are researched, investigated, implemented, and practiced. The overall aim of the current paper is to describe, understand and analyse a specific industrial area and its development using IS theory and tools. The paper develops a literature review on different definitions, categorizations, and characterizations of IS development. In the empirical part, a description of the Händelö industrial area of the city of Norrköping concerning how this area has been developed, together with an industrial inventory including the processes and exchanges of energy, material and by-products, flows and streams into and out of Händelö/Norrköping is presented. This leads to better understanding of the existing and embedded potential in the region. Lastly, by utilizing and applying definitions, categorization, and characterization of industrial symbiosis the paper tries to recognize and pinpoint the industrial activities already formed in Händelö/Norrköping.
Industrial symbiosis/network, Händelö/Norrköping, Sweden, sustainable industrial region
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85822OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-85822DiVA: diva2:572923