As experienced facilitators, we find ways of using by-products from one partner as raw material for another. At Solvakem, we see industrial symbiosis as an innovative, mutually beneficial solution to many of the environmental and economic challenges facing industries today.
• 50 years of experience in the field
• A highly developed network across European countries and industries
• A creative and agile team within a family-run SME
• Tailor-made solutions for our industrial clients
Main challenges of Industrial Symbiosis
Balancing collection with delivery
Producers of by-products require a guarantee of collection, while users need a guarantee of delivery. On the one hand, the storage capacity of producers is limited (especially true for hazardous chemicals) so their by-products must be collected regularly. And on the other hand, users need some guarantees of regular supply to be able to recover their investments. Which one single source may well not be able to offer.
We guarantee on-time collection and delivery by developing multiple solutions for the valorisation of by-products as well as canvassing several sources of similar by-products.
By their very nature, by-products vary considerably in their quality. Users must be able to accept larger product specifications, which not all are ready to do.