Regional synergies for sustainable resource processing: a status report

Bossilkov, Albena, Van Berkel, Rene and Corder, Glen (2005) Regional synergies for sustainable resource processing: a status report Perth, Australia: Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing

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Author Bossilkov, Albena
Van Berkel, Rene
Corder, Glen
Title of report Regional synergies for sustainable resource processing: a status report
Parent publication Project 3A1: Enabling Tools and Technologies For Capturing Regional Synergies
Publication date 2005-06
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Publisher Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing
Place of publication Perth, Australia
Total pages 116
Language eng
Subjects Research Report for an External Body - Public Sector
Formatted abstract
The notion of regional resource synergies concerns the capture, recovery and reuse of
previously discarded by-products (including materials, energy and water) from one industrial
operation by other, traditionally-separate, industries operating in its close geographic
proximity. The realisation of such synergies in minerals-processing intensive areas provides a
significant avenue towards Sustainable Resource Processing, as was recognised by
establishing a research program on regional and supply chain synergies in the Cooperative
Research Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing (CSRP).

This foundation project on Enabling Tools and Technologies for Capturing Regional
Synergies is aimed at encouraging and facilitating the greater utilisation of regional synergy
opportunities to improve the overall Eco-Efficiency of minerals-processing intensive
regions. It involves three principal research tasks, i.e. (1) review, development and
promotion of best practices in regional synergy development; (2) development and trial of a
regional Eco-Efficiency opportunity assessment method; and (3) technology assessment for
enabling synergy technologies. This report summarises the results of the desk studies
undertaken towards the first research task between July 2004 and April 2005 by the Centre
of Excellence in Cleaner Production (Curtin University of Technology) and the Sustainable
Minerals Institute (The University of Queensland).

The research reported here provides an assessment of the status of development and
application of regional resource synergies in minerals-processing intensive areas. It is based
on information collected from literature sources, including industry publications and the
Internet, and direct interactions with industry and other professionals associated with
regional synergy development and implementation, both nationally as well as internationally.
Keyword Sustainable resource processing
Regional synergies
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes This research report is the first outcome of the research project entitled Enabling Tools and Technologies for Capturing Regional Synergies, commissioned by the Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing to Curtin University of Technology (through its Centre of Excellence in Cleaner Production) and The University of Queensland (through its Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining).

Document type: Research Report
Collection: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Publications
 
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