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ISN biodigester

The purpose of the model is to explore the influence of two circular business models (CBMs), i.e. Circular Waste Management and Waste-as-byproduct, and its design options (consisting of design variables) on CBM viability in case of Industrial Symbiosis Networks (ISNs). CBM viability is expressed as supplier and processor cashflows in the ISNs and the survival rate of the ISN. Moderating variables are environment and agent behaviour factors. The main performance indicators for viability of CBMs are [1] the ISN survival rate (number of runs with surviving ISNs / number of total runs) and [2] the average cash flow each agent generates per ton waste (Euro/ton waste/agent). In our model, the cash flows are calculated relative to the initial state, using incineration costs as a benchmark.

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