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BBI JU project ICT-BIOCHAIN project is identifying opportunities for ICT to increase the efficiency of biomass supply chains for the bio-based industry. The project supports digitalisation of the bioeconomy and is testing bioeconomy digital innovation hubs in Ireland and Spain, focusing on interconnecting different actors in the value chains. The project also examines the role that digital technologies such as ICT, IOT and Industry 4.0 can play in improving supply chain efficiencies for both regions and Europe as a whole.
“The work carried out during the execution of ICT-BIOCHAIN has provided the two Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) formed in the project with the practical knowledge and know-how needed to continue its exploitation after the completion of the project”, said the project coordinator Judit Anda, Vice-Ministry Technical Counsellor at the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development.
James Gaffey, Principal Investigator at project partner Institute of Technology, Tralee added "One of the main outputs of the project has been the use of a biomass mapping model to quantify and analyse available biomass for each region, understanding how much of this is available for new applications, along with costs, composition etc. Such information is a key starting point to building new regional value chains ".
The platform which has been used to map and analyse the biomass supply chains in Andalusia and Ireland can also be accessed through the project website with more details available through the regional DIHs. The project has also recently launched an innovative platform which will allow biomass suppliers and industry to identify and connect with feedstock-specific best practice ICT technologies for improving the efficiency of biomass supply chains.