Industrial symbiosis in focus for new Paper Province project

Imagine a society where we share resources to minimize the negative environmental impact. Not only for individuals, but also in the industry. This can be realized through BIS, Baltic Industrial Symbiosis. A project for industrial collaboration that is driven by, among others, Paper Province.

The Baltic Sea Program, Interreg Baltic Sea Region, has granted a new project called Baltic Industrial Symbiosis. A cross-border collaboration to contribute to better resource management in industry. From Sweden, Paper Province participates together with Tillväxtverket and Linköping University. The project is led by the Danish Symbiose Center and a total of 18 different organisations from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Poland and Germany participate. The total amount of the project is EUR 2.3 million and extends over two and a half years.

“A regional collaboration of this caliber is not part of everyday life, so we are very pleased. There are great opportunities in the Baltic Sea reagions’s residual flows, including energy, waste and residual products. This is a great untapped potential that we, together with our joint forces, must ensure will benefit better. The basic idea is that something that one industry sees as waste can become a resource for another,” says Magnus Persson, innovation advisor at Paper Province and part of the project.

Gives life to new, sustainable business ideas

Paper Province’s role is to contribute with its network within the forest bioeconomy, expertise and advice. The aim of the project is to create a platform for networking and matchmaking between different organisations in the Baltic Sea area. The project will support and inspire new symbiosis projects by offering tools and pilot projects. It also builds up a unique capacity and knowledge base for industrial symbiosis. The goal is to give life to new business ideas that are both environmentally and financially sustainable.

About the Baltic Sea Program

The Baltic Sea Program is a transnational cooperation program between eleven countries. The overall goal is to strengthen territorial development and cooperation to create a more innovative, accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region.



Magnus Persson

Project Manager

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