Now CMP is getting to grips with what is known as industrial symbiosis. It involves a new type of cooperation that generates greater efficiencies and more improvements, for example in the energy field. The project in which CMP is participating received financial support from the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova in May.
”CMP and a number of other companies and organisations have conducted pilot studies to see whether we can develop solutions in the Malmö region”, says CMP’s Environmental Manager Petra König. The studies are promising and have received about SEK 10 million from Vinnova. The money will be used to further develop the platform we currently have – e.g. in terms of roles, responsibility and future direction.
”Industrial symbiosis is of interest in several ways”, she continues. “Not least to attract customers that are interested in solutions within waste and energy with a green profile. Industrial symbiosis can also pave the way for a completely new type of long-term collaboration between different parties”.
Besides CMP, participants in the work on industrial symbiosis include Sysav (waste), the City of Malmö, E.ON (energy), Lantmännen (agricultural cooperative), the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Linköping University and WSP (consulting). The money from Vinnova will be distributed between a number of sub-projects. The stakeholders will also contribute their own funds. This means that overall SEK 19 million is being invested in industrial symbiosis.
”CMP is responsible for one of the many sub-projects that will be running over the next two years. It is called ”Cooperation for good business” and will produce a vision and a programme for an attractive port area. Together with E.ON, Malmö City and several other stakeholders, we will highlight the market benefits linked to Malmö’s development, and also uncover both success factors and barriers that can influence the prospects of finding new solutions.”