Pool resources on the basis of industrial ecology principles

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.

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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. The project is notably aimed at anticipating the impact of regulations on nitrogen oxide and sulphur emissions in ports, optimising energy use and identifying new industrial energy sources. It comprises several stages: a diagnostic assessment of energy and industrial factors at Bordeaux’s industrial-port zones; identification of power generation zones; increase of exchanges and synergies around energy efficiency; definition of economic models, etc. On 2017, the Port of Bordeaux launched the second phase of the Péépos project – Peepos Smart Green- with the objective of making Bordeaux a low carbon Port by 2020.

More information: Peepos ; See the video

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