Who gets the benefits?: An approach for assessing the environmentalperformance of industrial symbiosis
2012 (English)In: Greening of Industry Network: Support your future today! Turning environmental challenges into business opportunities, 2012Conference paper (Other academic)
It is generally assumed that industrial symbiosis creates economic and environmental benefits for all firmsinvolved, though only a few quantifications have been produced in the literature. An approach to quantifyenvironmental performance of industrial symbiosis using life cycle assessment has been provided,outlining the choice of functional unit, system boundaries, impact assessment and allocation as well as thedistribution of benefits among firms in the symbiotic activity. The implications of such an approach maybe beneficial for the industrial symbiosis and life cycle assessment communities and provide informationcrucial for taxes, subsidies, business relations, marketing and other issues related to the environmentalperformance of firms in the industrial symbiosis network.
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National CategoryBioenergy Environmental Sciences Energy Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85940OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-85940DiVA: diva2:573981
18th Greening of Industry Network conference (GIN 2012), 21-24 October 2012, Linköping, Sweden