Enterprises are exploring new collaborative relationships aimed at reducing the environmental impact of their production processes and chain. Different cases of collaboration motivated by environmental goals are emerging and some of them are based on the industrial symbiosis. In this paper, production chains aimed at mitigating their environmental impact adopting industrial symbiosis approach are considered. Using enterprise input-output models, different types of cooperation among production chains are identified and classified based on materials and energy flows exchanges. In particular, we indentify some environmental, economic, and operational conditions that have to be respected in order to permit cooperative relationships. A case example related to the concrete and marble industries is analyzed and discussed.
|Titolo:||Cooperation among production chains to mitigate their environmental impact|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Nome del convegno:||21st European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|