Digitalisation

Data-driven, data-dependent: Blockchain in the Mining Industry

The Global Tailings Review estimates that there are about 217km³ worth of tailings around the world. But there is another type of asset that is the basis for it all, determining financial viability, scalability of a mine, and a business advantage over competitors. Blockchain technology has become increasingly important (and feasible) to credibly demonstrate the provenance of materials. This is in order to ensure minerals are not sourced using child labor, or while violating human rights and environmental regulations in one form or another. At the end of the day, blockchain is a way of storing and sharing data; securely, and — if so desired — transparently. A geologist has proposed that blockchain can be used in virtually all aspects of operations, from data acquisition, to data management to reporting. It also can be applied to property registration, contract management and finance. And it can help mining companies implement blockchain-based solutions to the mining sector digitizing its processes.

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EV supply chain majors pilot Re|Source, a blockchain solution for end-to-end cobalt traceability
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EV supply chain majors pilot Re|Source, a blockchain solution for end-to-end cobalt traceability

Re|Source is a solution to trace responsibly produced cobalt from the mine to the electric car. It is designed with the direct input of responsible sourcing, and supply chain experts from all participating companies, proactively addressing the growing need for cobalt value chain.

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#03 Augmented Reality (AR) - From visualized data to x-applications for the digital energy industry.
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#03 Augmented Reality (AR) - From visualized data to x-applications for the digital energy industry.

Omnia360: Augmented reality refers to interaction between digital and analog worlds. This involves computer-based applications, hardware and software. Through the camera, data from the environment can be recorded and enriched with digital data. The visual representation is.

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The EU Coordinated Plan on AI: Expectations for the Energy Transition
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The EU Coordinated Plan on AI: Expectations for the Energy Transition

The European Commission published its latest set of actions and regulations for managing the development of Artificial Intelligence in the EU. The Coordinated Plan on Artificial Intelligence is a joint commitment issued by the the European Commission and Member States. A stronger stance with clear guidelines .

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6 Use Cases: Open Call for Innovative Grid Services
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6 Use Cases: Open Call for Innovative Grid Services

INTERRFACE publishes an Open Call for innovators with €60,000 awarded to each successful applicant. The call opens on 30 March 2021 and accepts applications until 30 June 2021. InterRFACE is a sister project of OneNet - One Integrated Power.

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Industrial processes going digital
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Industrial processes going digital

Digital solutions make every industrial step efficient even in situations where they could hardly be completed. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains. This project has received funding from the European Unions Horizon 2020 research .

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Is Blockchain the solution for Carbon Tracing, Sustainable Supply Chains and Circular Economy?
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Is Blockchain the solution for Carbon Tracing, Sustainable Supply Chains and Circular Economy?

Blockchain is a distributed network which means everyone in the value chain can access the information saved in the chain. There are various Blockchain startups developing multiple technical platforms. EEIP is mainly interested in the impact blockchain technology can have in accelerating the energy transition through.

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Energy audit and augmented reality: how to combine them? RETROFEED innovation accelerated by COVID-19
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Energy audit and augmented reality: how to combine them? RETROFEED innovation accelerated by COVID-19

The event was organised by the RETROFEED project on 2 December 2020. It showcased the variety of innovative responses to the unanticipated circumstances brought upon industries. The event included some reflections of the European Commission, followed by a demonstration session of energy audit.

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An Integrated Approach for Industrial Symbiosis: the CORALIS project
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An Integrated Approach for Industrial Symbiosis: the CORALIS project

Industrial Symbiosis (IS) aims to mimic the functioning of ecological systems. A consortium of 29 partners will work together aiming at: Decarbonising the resource and energy intensive industry sectors. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made.

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One Electrical Network Infrastructure for Europe: the OneNet Project
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One Electrical Network Infrastructure for Europe: the OneNet Project

The Horizon 2020 OneNet project aims to consolidate results and learnings into a comprehensive framework for European grid flexibility. It will: Identify standardised flexibility products and services; Design a common market scheme for Europe; implement the reference version of the IT architecture;.

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