Clubbing of Industries: The way to go by Nature Lovers!!
May 25, 2014
great work cheers!!
Manohar Lal Baharani
Jun 6, 2014
The large industries in core sectors like steel, power, cement, oil and gas, mines and more emit GHG to atmosphere, pollutants and hot water in water bodies, solid waste disposal and more. Such large industries could consider sustainable industries clusters. This would require input from technical people for energy balance, gas balance, material.balance, heat balance and framing techno commercially viable schemes. The Governance to initiate incentives for such core industries linked clusters. The research and technology suppliers to find options for converting such waste energy into meaningful utilisation aiming zero discharge to ecology and environment. For example air conditioning of control rooms or operating community kitchens utilising waste gas heat prior to discharge through chimney. Thanks Manohar
Jun 12, 2014
Thank you for your comment Laxmimanohar it is true that if this model will be very effective in core industries and definitely this would require all the balances in hear,material etc and also requires incentives from the government.
Jun 16, 2014
What you are suggesting in vertical integration. Some of this is already happening quite naturally as (e.g.) auto parts suppliers locate close to automaker factories. This may also be achieved by individual firms as with Ford's Rouge River Plant, though firms have more recently moved in the opposite direction in pursuit of just-in-time inventory and cost reductions from competition among close suppliers (many of whom can be involved in the design of part of the final product). Several variants of this approach are possible and you may want to modify your proposal accordingly. Industries could be grouped so that: -the wastes from one are inputs to another. One example of this in use today is Kalundborg Industrial Ecosystem in Denmark. -the output of one is the input to another. Some obvious connections are iron ore and coal mines adjacent to steel mills. Locating these in proximity would reduce transportation costs and emissions. -all of one type of 'dirty' industry is located together and regulate with a critical eye. All your eggs in one basket and watch the basket very carefully. If all refineries were in one place their supervision would be simplified. Of course, this would likely raise transportation costs and increase security issues. -symbiosis is achieved as has occurred in Silicon Valley: ideas and innovations in one industry spin-off into others. To some degree the US federal structure is an impediment to this objective as the states compete to attract new plants primarily with cost reduction inducements and sometimes with relaxations of labor or environmental regulations. Even within states counties and towns may compete to attract investment. The question you may want to address is how Federal policy might induce integration within states or how, similarly, state policy may support integrated locations within the state. Can this be done without using regulatory powers but by inducing voluntary integration or "clubbing" as you call it? After all prospective members of clubs volunteer to join. Thus, your #4 should be replaced. For your #3 to work would require demonstration of how clubbing helps the bottom line - this is a capitalist country. Positive externalities in reduced pollution will persuade few managers or shareholders of the benefit of clubbing. Similar problem with #5. Some education would be helpful and one place to start would be in business schools. Develop courses that show the economic benefits of clubbing. A complementary approach would be to generally educate for cooperation rather than individualism. This could start in pre-school with collaborative learning. And so on . . . .
Jun 18, 2014
I think the proposal is still too vague. Like Mr. Harrow mentioned, similar actions are already happening in different ways. You may want to narrow down the topic a bit and explore what can industrial organizations do regarding your proposal, which is a role that has not developed its ability to tackle climate change.
Jun 27, 2014
Thank you Mr harrow and Ms Pianpian for your suggestions i will definitely work on it and develop my proposal :):) well although this i happening in some parts of the world still it hasnt been that effective due to disputes between the factory owners they have to come up with a mutual agreement and government should form a department to take care of these affairs and should also take statistics of the emission before and after clubbing still this is a new arena which has not been explored!! The main challenge lies in finding the right combinations of industries to be clubbed which will prove to be useful,Industrial organizations should hold conferences and club the industries according to their needs and also keeping in mind the environment conservation. So i believe this proposal will show the way to a new era of environment conservation,caring and sharing and mutual understanding!! :):)
Saravanan Dhalavoi Pandian
Jun 29, 2014
Interesting concept!! However when this integration (both vertical and horizontal) of companies happens at larger levels (say at global / state level) this might lead to 'monopoly' of the market and might not be good for the society. Also such high level integration is favored by governments even now, like industrial parks focusing only say petrochemicals / semiconductors / cement belts etc. You may want to add some points to your proposal to be more specific: 1. Select an particular group of industries and say how integration can benefit both economically and environmentally (with some numbers) 2. Some thoughts to avoid monopoly All the best, Saravanan.
Aug 5, 2014
We feel that there is merit in your ideas, but we find it hard to follow the arguments in this proposal. To improve this proposal/idea, we feel that information should be presented on how this proposal could be implemented in practise. How could government and voters be convinced? How could lobbying power be overcome?