Keros Cerámica S.L hosted a meeting on April 21st, 2016 in the framework of European project SHAREBOX. This work session was aimed at discussing ways to enhance the cooperation between the companies of La Mina industrial park in Nules (Spain) in order to reach more sustainable manufacturing processes through an optimization of water use, energy consumption, waste management, etc.

The participants to this meeting included César Estañol, Deputy Mayor of the city of Nules and Councillor of Commerce, Local Development, Market, Industry and Agriculture, along with representatives of the Association of La Mina Industrial Park, of the companies Keros Cerámica S.L., Kerafrit S.A., and Ibérica de Suspensiones S.L., along with ITC (Technological Institute for Ceramics) as partners of SHAREBOX project, and of other companies such as SUBERLEV.

The city of Nules clearly stated its interest in coopering with SHAREBOX and its willingness to act as connecting link between the companies to address key issues of common interest such as, for example, water management. Other aspects such as fiber optic installations, electricity, waste management and water treatment were also discussed. Indeed, significant environmental and economic benefits could be obtained through a centralized management of

these issues for all companies of La Mina Industrial Park.

About SHAREBOX project.

Resource efficiency offers a major economic opportunities for the European Process Industry, both in terms of cost savings as well as opportunities to offer greener products and services. Industrial Symbiosis (IS) is the use by one company or sector of by-products, including energy, water, logistics and materials, from another. The approach that underpins SHAREBOX centres on logical work flow that covers from the identification of new symbiotic synergies right through optimised connections among companies and organisations in established symbiotic relationships. SHAREBOX will provide plant operations and production managers with the robust and reliable information that they need in real-time in order to effectively and confidently share resources (plant, energy, water, residues and recycled materials) with other companies in an optimum symbiotic ecosystem.

SHAREBOX Project is funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant agreement Nº 680843. SHAREBOX is coordinated by the SPANISH company IRIS and will last 48 months. SHAREBOX consortium includes companies, universities and research institutes from different sectors (such as chemical industry, ceramic and automotive).

Among the industrial partners, four companies (Keros Cerámica, S.L.; Kerafrit, S.A.; Guzmán Global, S.L. e Ibérica de Suspensiones, S.L.) are situated in La Mina Industrial Park in Nules (Spain). With the help of ITC, these companies intend to facilitate resource sharing, in order to reduce production cost and industrial consumption through the use of SHAREBOX platform.