Enhancement of Eco-production Capacity in Chittagong Export Processing Zone (CEPZ), Bangladesh, Employing Korean EIP Transition Strategy

  • Shishir Kumar Behera
  • Song-Hwa Chae
  • Han-Koo Yeo
  • Hung-Suck Park
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In many developing countries, industrial zones have played a central role in fostering industrial development. However, they were also the major contributors of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This implies that industrial zones can be platforms to reduce GHG emissions in industrial sectors which enable green growth and support low-carbon economies. Eco-industrial parks (EIPs) could be one of such platforms to realize low-carbon development through the introduction of the IS concept. Governments like the Republic of Korea have been successful in transforming the traditional industrial parks to EIPs by the national initiatives since 2005. The IFC, World Bank, has initiated Low-Carbon Zone Project in Chittagong Export Processing Zone (CEPZ), Bangladesh, by employing diverse tools and methodologies, including Korean industrial symbiosis (IS) experiences. The potential IS opportunities in CEPZ were identified by analyzing the demand for energy in particular steam and electricity and exploring potential symbiotic networks based on the energy production and consumption survey and analysis by both top-down and bottom-up approaches. For the proposed symbiosis networks to be implemented in a fast, durable, and resilient manner in Bangladesh, right policy and regulatory framework, targeted mitigation activities, as well as awareness campaign and knowledge-sharing were recommended.


Heat Recovery Waste Heat Recovery Incineration Plant Industrial Symbiosis Energy Audit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shishir Kumar Behera
    • 1
  • Song-Hwa Chae
    • 2
  • Han-Koo Yeo
    • 3
  • Hung-Suck Park
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Chemical Engineering DepartmentGMR Institute of TechnologyRajam, Srikakulam Dist.India
  2. 2.Korea Industrial Complex CorporationSeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.International Finance CorporationWorld BankWashington, DCUSA
  4. 4.Center for Clean Technology and Resource RecyclingUniversity of UlsanUlsanSouth Korea
  5. 5.Dongnam EIP CenterKorea Industrial Complex CorporationUlsanSouth Korea

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