EU LOCIMAP Project Reports on First Workshop in the UK

The Hague, Netherlands, August 25, 2013 --( The first workshop of the EU LOCIMAP ((Low Carbon Industrial Manufacturing Parks) project on the 10th of July was hosted by Sembcorp, operators of the Wilton International industrial park in the UK. The event attracted more than 45 attendees from industrial parks, industry associations, local government, technology providers and regional development agencies.

The day was opened with a practical example of efficient and integrated industrial park design by the Kalundborg Commune. At this industrial site in Denmark, industrial symbiosis is based upon commercial agreements between independent partners, which have resulted in 30 waste/resource streams between partners, leading to higher resource efficiency and cost savings.

The LOCIMAP project, Link2Energy explained, aims to assess the opportunities for higher integration of industrial parks, and give recommendations for future policies and park development. To this end, a wide cross section of local interests discussed the integration opportunities and constraints for the Wilton park. The session resulted in a clear overview of requirements and recommendations for the future covering issues such as:

· Environmental targets, taxation and other constraints
· Policy constraints and opportunities
· Energy supply and technology options
· Cross sector integration opportunities
· Supply chain & SME opportunities
· Resource efficiency and sharing

A detailed report of the workshop is available on the project website, along with summaries of project deliverables achieved so far in this 2 year investigation of how to secure Europe’s leading manufacturing bases.

Interested parties for upcoming LOCIMAP workshop are welcome to contact the LOCIMAP secretariat for participation opportunities.
Mark Macare