In this paper, we investigate the potential environmental benefits obtainable in Industrial Symbiotic Networks (ISNs) in case firms stock wastes when the demand is lower than supply. We design multiagent-based simulations to model the spontaneous emergence and operations of ISNs over time where firms are involved in substitution-based symbiotic relationships. In each simulation, we compute: 1) the amount of resources saved with respect to the amount of produced wastes; and 2) the amount of resources not saved because of the lack of inventory compared to the produced amounts. Results show that waste stocking could be a useful strategy to reduce the negative effects of the waste market dynamicity on the match between demand and supply.
|Title of host publication||Methods and tools for the implementation of industrial symbiosis|
|Subtitle of host publication||Best practices and business cases in Italy|
|Editors||Erika Mancuso, Valentina Fantin|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Oct 2017|
|Event||1st Symbiosis User Network Conference 2017 - Rome, Italy|
Duration: 25 Oct 2017 → 25 Oct 2017
|Conference||1st Symbiosis User Network Conference 2017|
|Period||25/10/17 → 25/10/17|
- Industrial Symbiotic Networks
- Multiagent-Based Simulations
Fraccascia, L., van Capelleveen, G. C., Yazdanpanah, V., & Yazan, D. M. (2017). Resource inventory for fostering industrial symbiosis practices. In E. Mancuso, & V. Fantin (Eds.), Methods and tools for the implementation of industrial symbiosis: Best practices and business cases in Italy (pp. 51-52). ENEA.