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Examples of cases

 

CASE 1

Case name

Sectoral Supply Chain Connections for vibrant local markets of waste and raw materials

Case owner

AkzoNobel

Leaders

Martijn Kruisweg, Manager Commercial Excellence and Sustainability Management, AkzoNobel


product-salt-lowres-tcm9-37729AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and performance coatings company and major producer of speciality chemicals, supplying essential ingredients, protection and colors to industries and consumers worldwide. The company wants to accelerate the transition to a circular economy and sustainable production in partnership with multiple sectors.  

Product, energy and water flows offer opportunities for complementary links which lead to reduced material use, energy savings, cost reductions and additional revenues. A highly integrated, dynamic and sustainable chain of companies that purchase each other's quality products, services and processes. This case will invoke dialogue to boost water into a value driver, not only for AkzoNobel but for the whole supply chain and users from cross sectoral activities and markets.

Stakeholders
Industrial, Regional supply chain users from a.o.: chemical, metal processing, packaging, construction materials and energy producers. Besides regional connectors this case will invoke dialogue with supply chain stakeholders and experts for sharing insides and resources.

Topics to address, within the international context of the AIWW:

  • Recovery of valuable materials,
  • Factory Footprint and improved impact,
  • Similar regional supply chain initiatives,
  • Regional and local stakeholder participation processes,
  • Finance strategy and implementation,
  • Creation of vibrant new (material) markets and platforms to exchange knowledge,
  • Support in upgrading from pilot scale to full scale operational level (lessons learned),
  • Handling legislation issues.

 

CASE 2

Case name

Resilient Rotterdam from strategy to implementation

Case owner

City of Rotterdam

Leaders

Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb
Chief Resilience Officer Arnoud Molenaar

 

strategy-resilient-rotterdam-web3Rotterdam is member of the 100 Resilient Cities program pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. In this context the City of Rotterdam has launched its first ever Resilience Strategy in May 2016 (www.resilientrotterdam.nl). Together with several departments and stakeholders in the city this Resilience Strategy has been developed as follow up on the climate change adaptation strategy in 2013. The need for a next step in climate resilience is clear. This step will include cross overs between social challenges, climate change, governance issues, transitions in energy and digitization.

Specific challenges addressed in this strategy and it’s action plan are for example:
a) the cyber resilience of our water system;
b) vertical evacuation in case of a flood event;
c) the use of flexible temporary flood defenses during a flood event.

Stakeholders
Potential partners in these specific topics are respectively:
a) Delfland Water Authority,
b) Water management Dept., and
c) Valorisation Program Delta and Water technology (VP Delta) 

Topics to address, within the international context of the AIWW:

  • Are there similar initiatives and best practices known in other cities?
  • Support in research and in upgrading from demonstration stage to pilot scale or even operational level?
  • Are there any cities or regions looking for support from Rotterdam and it’s partners, including start ups?
  • Stimulate promising upscaling and implementation
  • Involvement of Citizens

For more information please contact Edyta Wisniewska e.wisniewska@nwp.nl, Coordinator Resilient Cities AIWW

 

CASE 3

Case name

Clean Capital: Combining research and match making between waste and innovative technologies

Case owner

Waternet, City of Amsterdam

Leaders

Roelof Kruize, CEO Waternet

 

fosfaatjeWaternet, the Port of Amsterdam and waste to energy company AEB started the Clean Capital initiative. Within Clean Capital, joint research is performed to produce energy and residuals from waste (water). Aside from the research the website CleanCapital.nl or CleanCapital.Amsterdam will be launched. The platform is a market place where waste streams are offered and innovative parties can present their technologies that upgrade waste streams into valuable resources.

Currently the Clean Capital initiative operates in the metropolitan region Amsterdam. To stimulate the transition to a circular economy, expansion of the initiative is desired. The economy of scale will help to enlarge the supply and the demand for renewable recourses. Therefore, new revenue models are welcome. Development of these models will accelerate the value of platforms like CleanCapital. Generating a central location where quantity, quality and continuity of the waste water effluent is secured.

Stakeholders
Besides the initiating parties, other stakeholders can positively influence the success of the Clean Capital initiative, some by organizing legislation, some by sharing insides and resources.

Topics to address, within the international context of the AIWW:

  • Are there similar initiatives like Clean Capital?
  • Support in upgrading the research from the demonstration stage to pilot scale or even operational level (eg. PowerToProtein.eu, Waste to Aromatics)
  • Support for start ups
  • Stimulate promising research
  • Create platforms to exchange knowledge
  • Marketing
  • Support to tackle obstructions in existing legislation which hinder new developments