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Liam McNally

Practitioner

International Synergies Northern Ireland



Our Vision

“To strive to lead the world in
industrial ecology solutions.”

.


About Us

International

Synergies

devises

and

manages

industrial

symbiosis

programmes

around

the

world

and

provides

capacity
-
building

support

to

in
-
country

partners

to

implement

and

develop

their

own

programmes
.


About Us

Established

in

2005
,

International

Synergies

is

a

dynamic

company

employing

30

staff

across

its

three

offices

in

Birmingham

(UK),

Brussels

(Belgium)

and

Portadown

(Northern

Ireland)

as

well

as

sub
-
contracting

an

additional

20
.

About Us

The company is widely acknowledged as a
world leading expert in the practical application
of industrial symbiosis; having developed a
global network of leading government, business
and innovation partners at the forefront of the
green economy


About us

© International Synergies Limited

To date, International Synergies has supported the
implementation and development of industrial
symbiosis
-
based projects in:



UK,



Romania,



Hungary,



Slovakia,



Turkey,



Mexico,



Projects are scheduled to launch in 2012 in Poland, Italy,
Germany and Spain

About us



Brazil,



China,



South Africa,



Indonesia,



Australia



US.

In order to provide pioneering but practical solutions to
industry, International Synergies employs the highest
calibre of personnel.

All are experts in the respective fields

of aerospace,
chemistry, construction, engineering, environmental
management and research and technology.

We believe the people who work for International
Synergies are very special and share a passion and
commitment towards achieving

“a low carbon sustainable economy”

Our People

© International Synergies Limited

Capabilities

International Synergies has a wealth of knowledge and
expertise in developing and applying industrial symbiosis
tools and techniques to projects around the world.


The company provides a ‘turn
-
key’ service of information,
support, tools and systems tailored to enable clients to
successfully implement and develop industrial symbiosis
programmes or apply and adopt the principles of industrial
symbiosis to business activities and processes
.

Information

The company has developed a range of information
manuals and guides with input from experienced industrial
symbiosis practitioners and industry partners to support
clients throughout the life of a project.


The company also provides approved methodologies
across all related aspects of resource data capture and
evaluation including carbon
calculation and audit.

Capabilities

Support

We provide ongoing support for each project with a
dedicated team, 24 hour helpdesk support and
access to a global network of experienced
practitioners who can provide advice on specific
queries or general guidance.






Capabilities

Systems

The company’s bespoke on
-
line resource capture and
analysis tool,
SYNERGie
, can be configured for use
in all projects and provides access to a wealth of
supporting data and
knowledge.

Capabilities

© International Synergies Limited

Industrial Ecology Expertise

As a global expert in the practical application of

industrial symbiosis, International Synergies has
close links with an extensive network of specialists in
the field of industrial ecology and can provide
additional expertise in the areas of life cycle analysis,
materials flow analysis green carbon accounting and
eco
-
design.






Capabilities

© International Synergies Limited

Capabilities

The company offers services in the following areas:




Industrial Symbiosis: Programme Implementation and
Capacity Building




Industrial Symbiosis: Supply Chain Solutions (Public and
Private Sector)




Industrial Symbiosis: Economic Development (Public Sector)




Industrial Symbiosis: Economic Viability Assessment (Private
Sector)

Economic Viability Assessment

International

Synergies’

newest

innovation

applies

the

principles

of

industrial

symbiosis

to

assess

the

economic

viability

of

industrial

infrastructure

or

development

projects
.



This

approach

establishes

an

evidence

base

to

support

the

feasibility

of

locating

an

industrial

facility

(such

as

plastics

factory,

food

production,

Combined

Heat

and

Power

(CHP)

or

Energy

from

Waste

plant

in

a

designated

geographic

location

based

on

the

demographic

of

available

resource

streams



Who

benefits?

Private

sector

businesses

and

investors

How

does

it

work?

By

collating

and

analysing

a

combination

of

local

or

regional

data

sets

including

resource

stream

availability,

asset

identification

and

capacity

along

with

other

available

data,

International

Synergies

is

able

to

create

a

geographic

information

system

(GIS)

to

calculate

indicators

and

develop

strategies

for

improving

the

efficiency

of

resource

flows
.



This

information

can

then

be

used

to

support

investment

in
:



Infrastructure

development



Business

growth

and

diversification



Attracting

inward

investment

(such

as

for

CHP

or

an

AD



facility

to

an

area

where

substantial

feedstock’s

are

required)



Job

creation

Economic Viability Assessment



Map

resources

and

identify

opportunities

for


productive

use











Identify

sustainable

inward

investment






Strategic

analysis

of

economic

data

and

indicators











Prioritise

actions

for

green

growth

Economic Viability Assessment

Through its global portfolio of projects International
Synergies has worked with some of the world’s most
successful organisations such as Michelin, Lafarge
Cement, BP, Samsung and many others helping
them to apply and adopt the principles of industrial
symbiosis into business activities and processes in
order to improve sustainability, corporate social
responsibility (CSR)
and bring down costs.

Supply Chain Solutions

Who benefits?

Organisations (with multiple sites or outlets) and supply chains


How does it work?

Industrial symbiosis enables businesses to move underutilised resources
(such as
materials,equipment
, energy, water and capacity) or current waste
streams up the value chain bringing them back into productive use elsewhere
within the company or supply chain.


Industrial symbiosis is proven to improve commercial competitiveness and
delivers environmental benefits such as CO2 reduction and diversion of
waste from landfill and can also play a fundamental role in helping
organisations achieve a zero waste goal and support delivery of CSR
ambitions.


Supply Chain Solutions



Waste stream process mapping to identify key cost

cutting opportunities



Internal/supply chain resource synergy identification
workshops



Implementation of action plans to uplift waste value

and reduce landfill



Research and development of innovative new reuse

routes

Supply Chain Solutions

British Sugar

Consultancy

Unique Foods

Consultancy

Birmingham City Council

Consultancy

Midlands

International Industrial

Symbiosis Symposium 2006

Defra


NISP
-

England


01
-
Apr
-
05 31
-
Mar
-
10

WRAP () Defra

NISP


England


01
-
Apr
-
10
-

31
-
Mar
-
12

Scottish Govt NISP

Scotland


01
-
Apr
-
06
-

31
-
Mar
-
11

Invest Northern Ireland

NISP
-

Northern Ireland

01
-
Dec
-
06
-

31
-
Mar
-
14

AEAT

NISP

Wales

01
-
Jul
-
08
-

31
-
Mar
-
11

Yorkshire Forward

IS
-

Yorkshire & Humber

01
-
Apr
-
06
-

31
-
Dec
-
07

Advantage West Midlands

ERDF NISP

West Midlands

01
-
Dec
-
09
-

31
-
Mar
-
13

EU
-

Switch Asia

TEDA (China)


01
-
Nov
-
09
-

31
-
Oct
-
13



Defra
-

SDD


Yunnan (China)

05
-
Jun
-
07


31
-
Oct
-
08

Defra
-

SDD


Mexico

24
-
Jan
-
08
-

31
-
Dec
-
09

London Development Agency

NISP London


01
-
Jul
-
05
-

31
-
Mar
-
08

Advantage West

Midlands


Market Intelligence

01
-
Mar
-
09
-

28
-
Feb
-
10

Defra
-

SDD

Brazil
-

Minas Gerais

01
-
Dec
-
08
-

31
-
Mar
-
10

Advantage West

Midlands


NISP ++

19
-
Dec
-
06
-

31
-
Mar
-
08

EU
-

Life +

Hungary

01
-
Jan
-
10
-

31
-
Dec
-
12

EU
-

Life +

Romania

01
-
Feb
-
09
-

31
-
Oct
-
11

North West Development
Agency

NISP North West

07
-
Nov
-
05
-

30
-
Jun
-
06

East Midlands

Development Agency

Resource Efficiency

09
-
Mar
-
06
-

31
-
Mar
-
07

South East Development Agency
NISP
-

South East

24
-
Mar
-
06


31
-
Mar
-
06

WRAP

(Scottish Government)

NISP
-

Scotland

01
-
Oct
-
10
-

31
-
Mar
-
11

Turkey

TTGV

01
-
Apr
-
11
-

31
-
Dec
-
12

AEAT


Market Intelligence
-

Wales

01
-
Dec
-
08 31
-
Mar
-
09

Glasgow Caledonian

University


Waste Analysis (SIC
-
15)

01
-
Apr
-
10 31
-
Aug
-
10

EU


Energy Trophy +

01
-
Apr
-
07 28
-
Feb
-
09

Defra
-

SDD


South Africa

01
-
Aug
-
10 31
-
Dec
-
10

Forestry Commission

Biomass Development (RBAN)

01
-
Nov
-
09 31
-
Mar
-
10

Chicago Manufacturing Centre

IS


Chicago

01
-
Mar
-
08
31
-
May
-
08

Brazil


Al Invest

31
-
Dec
-
11

Staffordshire University

IS Diploma

01
-
Feb
-
10
-

31
-
Mar
-
11

USBCSD

Contracts to Date

© International Synergies Limited



Devised and manage the world’s only National Industrial Symbiosis programme




Operational since 2003 as regional pilot in West Midlands, England




Expanded throughout rest of UK in 2005






Acknowledged as an Eco
-
Innovation Exemplar by European Commission since 2007




Cited as best practice in the EU Waste Framework Directive, 2009






Winner the British Expertise Award for Global Environmental Impact, 2009




Acknowledged as one of the world’s ‘Top 20 Green Game Changing Business innovations’
by the World Wide Fund for Nature, 2010




Winner of ‘Best Carbon Reduction Project’ at edie.net Awards for Environmental

Excellence, 2010 (automatic entry into European Business Awards for the Environment, 2012)


Company Credentials

© International Synergies Limited

DONT TALK ABOUT WASTE

DEAL WITH RESOURCES

© International Synergies Limited

Natural

resources

Products

Waste (to disposal)

Linear system

© International Synergies Limited

Circular
system

Products

Waste to resource

Natural
resources

Natural

resources

Products

Waste to

resource

© International Synergies Limited


Understanding of IS (lack of awareness / confusion)



Tendency to ‘box’ IS as waste, or recycling but it is a
holistic approach to resource efficiency



Legislative / Government policies typically focus on


Material streams
-

plastics, wood, paper etc


Sectors
-

construction, manufacturing, food and drink


Themes
-

climate change, recycling


Regional areas


thus from the outset limiting possibilities



But for business these issues are not separate



Business activity is not restricted by administrative boundaries



Confidentiality (commercial or information)
has not

been an issue

Challenges faced along the way

Externally Verified
NISP England
Outputs

2005
-

2011

5
-
Year Persistence

Additional Sales

£179,978,763

£899,893,815

Cost Savings

£172,089,262

£860,446,410

Jobs Created

8,770

N/A

CO
2

Saved

6,931,615 Tonnes

34,658,065 Tonnes

Water Saved

12,703,548 Tonnes

63,512,740 Tonnes

Waste Diverted from Landfill

7,780,968 Tonnes

38,904,840 Tonnes

Hazardous Waste Eliminated

408,358 Tonnes

2,042,240 Tonnes

Virgin Material Saved

10,547,958 Tonnes

52,739,790 Tonnes

Private Investment Leveraged

£300+ million

N/A

© International Synergies Limited


1200+


Members


220+


Synergies completed


139,000t


Landfill diversion


6,638t


Hazardous waste saved


130,000t


Virgin materials saved


247,000t


CO
2

saved


£1.4m


Private investment


£5.50m


Cost savings in businesses


£12m


Additional sales for businesses


32



Jobs created


39



Jobs safe
-
guarded

NISP Northern Ireland Outputs (2007
-
2011)

© International Synergies Limited


Notable successes


Huhtamaki


Cherry Polymers


Montupet


Quinn Glass


Michelin


Erne Plastics


Nampak Plastics


Braidwater Construction



Reliance on export


Paper & plastics to India and China


Metals to Portugal and Eastern Europe



Gaps in recycling provision


Not every industry needs to use virgin materials


Can be filled through Industrial Symbiosis


Opportunities for new businesses


© International Synergies Limited

Larne Lough Nurseries


H&J Martin


Scaffolding planks

Additional Sales £500

Cost

savings £1764

Landfill

Diversion 2t

CO2

reduction 2t


Frylite


Waste Not Ireland


Plastic (Polypropylene) buckets


Additional sales £800


Cost Savings £560


Landfill Diversion 8t


CO2

Reduction 102t


Virgin material saved 8t




Case Studies
-

Cross Sector


Ready Egg Products


Recyco

Egg shells


Additional Sales £65,500


Cost

Savings £45,500


CO2

Reduction 107t




Michelin


Waste End Strategy


Metfab Waste


Additional Sales £19227


Cost Savings £76481


CO2 Reduction 729t


Virgin Materials Saved 248t






Case Studies Cross Sector


Cost Savings: £1,200,000

Additional Sales: £562,000

CO2 Reduction: 2,099t

Jobs Created: 2

Jobs Safe Guarded: 26

Landfill Diverted: 20,340t

Private Investment: £70,000

Virgin Materials: 20,340

New Businesses Created: 1

Braidwater


ATG Services

Contaminated Soil


Case Study
-

Construction



Reduction of 12,500 tonnes of
CO
2

emissions



Successful reuse of waste heat



65 new jobs created




30 million private investment in
region


Innovative use of CO
2

Before

After

Innovative Reuse of Materials

Foyle Hov


Crawford Contracts

Used Astro Turf


Cost Savings £1800

Landfill Diversion 12t

CO
2

Reduction 157


Ongoing cost savings will be made due to the reduction in track maintenance


All case studies and publications
can be viewed at


www.NISP.org.uk



Waste heat from plastic product manufacturing


Waste drying


Fuel drying


Solid residual fuels (SRF)


Cement production


Power stations


Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP)/ Carbon Fibre


Additive to tarmac


Reinforcement in concrete products


Spare electroplating capacity



Some Haves


Ash for alternative cements or agri
-
products


Power station ash


Wood ash


Cement kiln dust


Clean wood waste for fuel & animal bedding


Joinery waste


Pallets & packaging


Organic wastes for anaerobic digestion


Food waste


Sludges


Liquids



Chilled transport


Some Wants

What others say about the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme


The

CBI

supports

the

work

of

NISP

which

should

be

encouraged

and

further

developed
.



Confederation

of

British

Industry
:

‘Making

Ends

Meet’,

February

2011

“International

Synergies’

NISP

has

created

a

market

which

puts

together

those

producing

waste

with

those

who

can

use

it
;

and

are

willing

to

pay

the

most

for

it
.

The

whole

programme

has

boosted

the

UK

economy

by

as

much

as


3

billion
.



Janez

Potocnik,

European

Commissioner

for

Environment,

2010

NISP is one of the World’s top
-
20 ‘Green Game
-
Changing’ business innovations.”

Worldwide Fund for Nature, 2010


“[NISP]
...
is

an

exemplar

of

systemic

eco
-
innovation

that

is

vital

for

future

green

growth
.



Organisation

for

Economic

Cooperation

and

Development,

2011

“We

were

scratching

our

heads

to

find

an

economically

viable

reuse

process

for

this

waste

and

then

NISP

came

along
.



Paul

Kinkead,

Environmental

Manager,

Michelin,

2010

“Economic Analysis of Resource Efficiency Policies” (DG Environment Aug 2011):

The report considered 120 programmes across 23 countries.

Criteria for selection
included “Expectation of large resource efficiency potential, coverage of key sectors, coverage
of key resources (including water) and” the economic structure of the country”. Based on further screening the report
selected nine cases for further analysis
.
NISP was said to give “the widest environmental and economic
benefits
” and “
optimises the use of resources”
.

Key factors identified as underpinning NISP’s success included “cross sectoral synergies between industries” and
“backing of national funding”. The report further suggests that an “EU.wide network has the potential to be even more
successful than NISP”



“Sustainable Industry: Going for Growth”(DG Enterprise & Industry 2011) advocates

industrial symbiosis as a

recommended policy instrument for improving competitiveness and resource efficiency in Europe
.”



“Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe” states: “A number of schemes show the benefits of increased
information flows, and
the payback from providing advice or bringing firms together in National Industrial Symbiosis
Platforms:
Based on the performance of the UK National Industrial Symbiosis Programme,
improving the re
-
use of raw materials through greater 'industrial symbiosis‘ across the EU could
save

1.4bn a year and generate

1.6bn in sales.” (Sept 2011)

European Commission Reports:

Any questions ?


Any resource issues?

THANK YOU!


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-
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