Brescia Lighthouse: Enhancing Metal Industry Sustainability

The Brescia district, one of Italy’s largest, is making strides in manufacturing excellence and environmental responsibility. Under the CORALIS project, a vital initiative is shaping up in the industrial symbiosis network, focusing on repurposing by-products across different metal sectors. This collaborative approach aims to transform residues from steel, cast iron, and secondary aluminium production into valuable resources, reducing landfilling and CO2 emissions.

Challenges include logistical coordination, legal hurdles, and ensuring quality and sustainability while aligning with carbon reduction goals. Progress has been made in characterization, selection of materials, and defining key performance indicators. Laboratory and pilot tests have refined processes, paving the way for a more efficient and eco-friendly metal industry.

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Escombreras Lighthouse: Innovations in Fertilizer Production

Escombreras, within the CORALIS project, is redefining fertilizer manufacturing. By focusing on a novel Potassium Nitrate process, water consumption, energy usage, and wastewater issues are being tackled. Challenges posed by the pandemic and energy crisis led to delays, but promising results from pilot plants are propelling the project forward.

Next steps include construction of the demo plant, utilizing innovative catalysts and biological treatments. These advancements promise a more sustainable and efficient future for fertilizer production in the Escombreras Valley.

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CORALIS Project: Innovative Greenhouse in Frovi

In Frovi, the CORALIS project is transforming a 10-hectare greenhouse. By harnessing waste heat and CO2 from a neighboring industry, this initiative showcases industrial symbiosis and sustainable practices, reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

The demo site also highlights the viability of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU), enriching plant growth using recovered CO2. This not only curbs emissions but could boost jobs and food self-sufficiency in Sweden.

Over 2.5 years, milestones included defining user requirements and designing waste heat recovery. While CCU posed challenges, further exploration continues for its viability. Land prep began in 2022, with installation ongoing in 2023. Monitoring and assessments follow in 2024. Frovi is leading the way in sustainable practices and innovative solutions. 

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