Resource efficiency and industrial ecology in the Versailles Plain and the Alluets Plateau, France: Feasibility study of four pilot projects.
Wealth Association of the Versailles Plain and the Alluets Plateau
Context and objectives
Creation of the APPVPA in 2004 to bring together individuals and corporations representing local interests. This provided a space for reflection, assessment and proposal for the development of a sustainable development project in the area.
Grouping of 24 towns representing 130,000 people, 17,000 hectares of which 8,000 are cultivated.
Willingness for the Versailles Plain to be a pilot area in industrial and territorial ecology, financially supported by the FEADER fund, ADEME and the Ile-de-France Region.
Conduct a feasibility study on four pilot projects of industrial and territorial ecology related to:
The valorization of hot water treatment plant output
The valorization of sludge for energy or material recovery
The development of a local biomass energy sector
The heat network development
Study and detailed description of the examined systems.
Confirmation of the potential re-use of hot water output from WWTP and pre-scaling.
Comparative analysis of the opportunities of valorization of WWTP sludge through field visits and interviews with local stakeholders.
Statistical report of available biomass resources of the area.
Analysis of the heat demand of the Plain and the potential for heating network.
Analysis of the stakeholder’s role in the local biomass energy sector.
Guidelines for the development of local biomass energy sector.
Preliminary studies for concrete possibilities of networks development