Port cities: essential drivers of industrial ecology


15th International Conference Cities and Ports Crossovers

The CTTÉI is fortunate to be invited to discuss the role that Industrial Port Zones (IPZs) play in the deployment of industrial ecology at the 15th International Cities and Ports Crossovers Conference being held in Rotterdam from October 5 to 7. Hélène Gignac, Director General, will present the case of the Bécancour industrial and port park, the first project of industrial symbiosis the CTTÉI launched in 2008.

Thinking about the ZIPs of the future

The objective of this major event is to consider the future of ZIPs in light of the multitude of factors that can influence their development, such as emerging technologies, social innovation, climate change, new business strategies and, more generally, the circular economy. Businesses, mayors, academics, architects, citizens, all are expected to work together to define a viable and sustainable development model.

Industrial symbioses as a solution

By creating a strong network of companies and organizations linked together by exchanges of material, human or energy resources, industrial symbioses make it possible to achieve these objectives. The CTTÉI can testify to this as it currently supports 8 territories and administrative regions implementing this industrial ecology approach: Brome-Missisquoi, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Bécancour, Montréal-Est, Outaouais, Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Kamouraska.


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