06 Dec 2021 About INITIATE

Glad to Announce New Collaboration with the EU-project CORALIS

We are glad to announce our strategic collaboration with the EU-funded project CORALIS to foster knowledge exchange and alignment on common technical and regulatory challenges.

CORALIS project aims at creating pathways for the decarbonisation of resource and energy-intensive sector value chains through the implementation of viable IS approaches combining new business and management strategies with innovative technology-based enablers. The overall approach of CORALIS will be demonstrated in a total of 3 industrial parks (lighthouses), each of them supported by an Industrial Symbiosis (IS) facilitator, a neutral actor in charge of guiding the IS initiative and exploiting its full potential. Moreover, 3 additional industrial parks (followers) will follow the project results in order to replicate them by implementing additional IS initiatives after the project’s end.

INITIATE aims at demonstrating industrial symbiosis by using residual carbon-rich gas from the iron and steel industry as a valuable feedstock for the chemical sector. The Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 piloting combines the continuous production of N2 + H2 and CO2 streams with the innovative ammonia production as a precursor for urea, to be used as fertilizer and AdBlue®.

The collaboration between INITIATE and CORALIS aims at addressing the most pressing common challenges in the fields of funding opportunities for replication at the EU and national level; life-cycle analysis; regulatory framework barriers and non-technological aspects such as business plan feasibility. We’ll try to align LCA and TEA approaches, as well as managerial aspects between the projects.

The strategic collaboration of INITIATE with H2020 projects is led by our partner CO2 Value Europe,  responsible for WP7 on communication and dissemination, and will include the exchange of learning resources, the organisation of scientific conferences and thematic workshops, as well as the development of joint communication campaigns.


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