AIVP Recommendation

The fight against climate change requires innovative solutions to improve the energy performance of ports and cities. Industrial ecology, a development approach based on cooperation between social and economic stakeholders with pooled resources, is inspired by the principles of sustainable development. It aims to combat pollution and minimise the use of resources and energy. It is an approach particularly suited to port territories, where these new synergies can be exploited between local businesses and the city.

Strasbourg (France)

An industrial ecology project involving 15 businesses in the port zone was launched in September 2013. The project was backed by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency ADEME, the Greater Eastern Region, the Eurometropole of Strasbourg, Port Autonome de Strasbourg, and the Ports of Strasbourg Users’ Group.

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Bordeaux (France)

With its « PÉÉPOS » project (Port of Positive Energy and Economy) launched in 2013, the port of Bordeaux is committed to a new economic model built on green energy and industrial synergies.

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Kalundborg (Denmark)

Over fifty-five years after taking its first steps in 1961, the Symbiosis project remains a model of industrial ecology to this day. There are now 23 projects in the industrial-port complex of Kalundborg…

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Rotterdam (Netherlands)

In 2013, the port of Rotterdam embarked on the construction of the first of several kilometres of pipeline, designed to collect the high-temperature industrial steam produced in the industrial-port areas.

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