Monday, November 30, 2020

20.10.05~20.10.11 EU Parliament votes for 60% carbon emissions cut by 2030

The European Parliament voted on Tuesday (6 October) to update the EU’s climate target for 2030, backing a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade, up from 40% currently.Lawmakers in the EU assembly voted the proposed amendment on the 2030 target by 352 votes to 326, with 18 abstentions.... An excerpt from https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/eu-parliament-votes-for-60-carbon-emissions-cut-by-2030/ 20.10.05 (Mon.)Where Trump and...

Europe’s largest port set to test its blockchain-powered energy trading platform

The Port of Rotterdam announced last week that its blockchain-based energy trading platform is “complete in principle” and it will begin testing it in the coming months. The news comes about 18 months after the port and the Rotterdam municipality set up its blockchain development group, BlockLab. It first announced it was developing the blockchain-based energy trading platform shortly after...

Minting and Managing Carbon Credits on OpenLaw & Ethereum

OpenLaw provides templates and methods to call the Ethereum blockchain to timestamp signatures, store agreement data (such as purchase price), and call persistent programs (or “smart contracts”) to help manage party performance of agreements without downtime and as strictly stipulated Essentially, under the California LCFS program, PG&E earns carbon credits by selling low-carbon fuel to its customers, and these credits...

Dutch supermarket chain Plus to use blockchain to track bananas along supply chain

Dutch supermarket chain Plus has announced its plans to leverage blockchain technology for tracking bananas along the supply chain. PLUS is an important player in the Dutch food market with 260 supermarkets. The PLUS Retail organization comprises the service office in Utrecht, three regional distribution centers in Haaksbergen, Ittervoort and Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, and a national distribution center in Middenbeemster.... An excerpt from...

Volkswagen to Track Minerals Supply Chains Using IBM Blockchain

Volkswagen Group has announced it will use blockchain tech to track its mineral supply chains. The German automaker said Thursday that, in order to “responsibly source” minerals such as cobalt (used in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles), it has joined an open industry collaboration, which also includes Ford as a member.... An excerpt from Coindesk

Louis Vuitton turns to blockchain in battle against copycats

LVMH, owner of numerous leading brands including the luxury French label Louis Vuitton, is turning to blockchain technology in its fight against copycats. Initially, the technology will only be used for Louis Vuitton goods and Christian Dior perfumes. It will track the supply chain from raw materials to the point of sale and beyond, including for inbound products. This...

Nestlé and Carrefour use IBM’s blockchain to track mashed potato supply chain

Swiss food giant, Nestlé, and supermarket chain, Carrefour, have announced that they will use IBM’s blockchain technology to track a French mashed potato brand.“Using the QR code on the product’s packaging, each consumer will be able to use a secure platform on their smartphone to access information on the production supply chain, including the varieties of potato used, the...

Albertsons will use IBM’s blockchain network to trace romaine lettuce supply chain

Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the U.S., is joining the blockchain-based IBM Food Trust network to help keep track of items in the food supply chain such as romaine lettuce.That’s important, as tainted romaine hospitalized dozens of Americans in late 2018. With the transparent decentralized ledger technology of blockchain, IBM will be able...

Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions

Figures quantify the energy used to produce and transact bitcoinsTotal energy use is higher than electricity consumption of RomaniaCarbon footprint is equivalent to four million petrol engine cars...An excerpt from Robeco

US Energy Department Eyes Blockchain to Prevent Power Plant Cyberattacks

The department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) unit announced Wednesday that phase two of an electric grid security project has been launched in partnership with decentralized cybersecurity startup Taekion, formerly Grid7.This is not the first time that the department has looked to explore blockchain for technological improvements. Last year, it partnered with BlockCypher to develop solutions allowing energy transactions...

Verv raises millions in new round to tackle climate change with blockchain & AI

Verv, the Google-mentored start-up behind a cutting-edge smart energy hub and green electricity sharing platform, today announced that it has raised over £6.5 million in its Series A round led by environmental fund Earthworm.Earthworm has invested £5 million in Verv’s pioneering IoT and renewable energy trading technology that could drive down household electricity bills and carbon emissions by over...

China wants to ban Bitcoin mining because it ‘seriously wasted resources’

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's chief planning regulator, has unveiled a paper with a proposal to ban Bitcoin mining, saying it has "seriously wasted resources."Many have already come to Quebec where hydro power is cheap, plentiful and non-polluting, but others have set up shop at dirty coal plants in Australia and elsewhere....An excerpt from Engadget

Blockchain-powered HADIC to empower halal industry

Serunai Commerce Sdn Bhd (Serunai), the developer behind the Global Halal Data Pool as well as the Verify Halal app, recently announced the launch of a blockchain-powered Halal digital chain, HADIC, which aims to create an integrated and secure digital halal ecosystem. HADIC is developed by Serunai and is supported by JAKIM. The system is linked to the International Halal...

Austria’s largest energy supplier develops a blockchain refrigerator with Bosch

Austria's largest energy supplier, Wien Energie, has developed a blockchain-operational refrigerator in collaboration with the technology giant Bosch. This was reported by a Cointelegraph correspondent from ANON Blockchain Summit Austria. The main goal of the project is to increase consumers' interest in sustainable energy consumption. In this case, a blockchain solution makes it possible to select the energy source, whether...

Montana County Adopts Regulation Requiring Crypto Miners to Use Renewable Energy

The United States county of Missoula, in the state of Montana, has adopted regulation for cryptocurrency mining, local media outlet the Missoulian reports on April 5.... An excerpt from Crypto Coin Growth

Blockchain’s aviation potential explored at inaugural ICAO-UAE Summit

The application of blockchain technology can be envisioned for almost all areas of the aviation system where complex and safety critical records are managed and updated, such as personnel licensing, aircraft maintenance, operational approvals, or cargo manifests. Another promising application of blockchain for aviation and governments concerns the methods we use to establish traveller identity. The organization of the ICAO-UAE Blockchain...

Pig farmers in the Jiwaka Province will benefit from a livestock traceability system using the blockchain technology, courtesy of the PNG E-Agriculture initiative. A pilot project was launched on...

Pig farmers in the Jiwaka Province will benefit from a livestock traceability system using the blockchain technology, courtesy of the PNG E-Agriculture initiative. A pilot project was launched on March 11 2019 at the Provincial Headquarters in Kurumul, followed by field deployment of the system involving interested pig farmers from the North and South Whagi districts.... An excerpt from PNG...

United Arab Emirates to Host Blockchain Aviation Conference in Abu Dhabi

Increasing blockchain presence in aviation will form the focus of a dedicated conference in Abu Dhabi from April 2 to 4, official news portal Emirates News Agency confirmed in a press release on March 31. The aviation industry itself also continues to look into blockchain, one recent case involving NASA, which is considering applications of the technology in air traffic...

Haiti – Agriculture : Towards the use of Blockchain technology in agribusiness – Haitilibre.com

the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MCI) intends to boost the agribusiness in the country, using Blockchain technology to provide an innovative solution to the actors of the agricultural chain. Mango, avocado and pineapple from the departments of Artibonite, Center, Nippes and NorthEast are the sectors identified for this first pilot phase of the project. AgriLedger is the firm that...

China Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited (CSICL) to Trial Blockchain for Supply Chain Finances

A recent report from Chinese media outlet People’s Daily has confirmed that China Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited (CSICL) is going to experiment with blockchain technology to see if it can be used to finance their upstream suppliers. CSICL is a subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) which is one of the two biggest shipping conglomerates from China. CSICL is...

Largest Austrian Energy Provider Debuts DLT-Based E-Car Charger

Wien Energie, the largest energy provider in Austria, has announced a charger for electric cars based on distributed ledger technology (DLT), Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports on March 29. ... An excerpt from Bitcoin Insider

Ameren and Opus One Solutions partner on Value of DER and Transactive Energy Markets

Ameren Corporation and Opus One Solutions announced today that together they will be working to test a transactive energy marketplace (TEM) and evaluate the use of Blockchain ledger systems. The marketplace will build on one of the most technologically advanced utility-scale microgrids in North America and Opus One’s GridOS® platform.... An excerpt from Opusone

Halal Food transparency now a reality on Blockchain

Trace Labs and OneAgrix announced a partnership to utilize blockchain-enabled solutions for halal food transparency. OneAgrix, a B2B online marketplace for the sourcing of halal food ingredients and products, will use Trace Labs’ data exchange solutions to tackle the trust deficit in the halal goods marketplace, enabling food safety and transparency. This brings tangible benefits to businesses and consumers...

Largest metals trading platform to use blockchain in supply chain

The London Metal Exchange (LME) will turn to blockchain technology to track metals across its supply chain. The exchange has reportedly backed a consortium of metal traders and banks embarking on the initiative. The blockchain-based system will enable the exchange to track physical metal, a process it has struggled with.... An excerpt from Coingeek

India’s Coffee Board unveils blockchain based marketplace

Yesterday India’s Ministry of Commerce & Industry announced the launch of a blockchain based marketplace app for coffee trading. This pilot project aims to provide coffee farmers with a fair price and increase traceability and transparency of the product. The Coffee Board of India developed the app with digital commodity platform Eka Plus.... An excerpt from Ledger Insights

Yantai City will Focus on Blockchain and other Key Areas to Build National Digital Agriculture Pioneer

According to the local media Yantai Finance and Economics Online, in its Five-Year Plan of Digital Shandong Development Planning 2018-2020, the municipal government of Yantai, a port city of China’s Shandong province, proposed that the city will follow four strategies—leading by core industries, developing cutting-edge and emerging industries, laying key foundations and creating high-end advantages.... An excerpt from Chaindd

Bayer’s Agricultural Division Partners With ConsenSys-Backed Startup BlockApps

The agricultural division of pharmaceutical and life science giant Bayer AG, Bayer CropScience, is collaborating with ConsenSys-backed Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) startup BlockApps. BlockApps revealed the news to Cointelegraph on March 22. One of the largest pharmaceutical firms globally, Bayer acquired American agrochemical and agricultural corporation Monsanto in June 2018. A BlockApps representative said that more details can be expected during Blockchain for...

Ireland Becomes an International Laboratory for Blockchain Projects in Ag-Tech

According to Dr. Breslin, a number of American companies such as ConsenSys, IBM and Fidelity are working on various blockchain projects in Ireland while Deloitte has established a regional blockchain innovation lab there. IBM Ireland Research is conducting a blockchain project on food traceability from point of origin to consumers. Given the importance of cattle to Ireland’s economy — beef...

UPS Integrates Blockchain Platform to Improve Merchant Supply Chains

Major American postal carrier UPS and e-commerce technology company Inxeption have jointly rolled out a blockchain-powered platform to improve merchant supply chains. The development was announced in a press release published on March 21. The new blockchain platform dubbed Inxeption Zippy is designed to help companies list, market and distribute their products to customers... An excerpt from Cointelegraph

Alibaba Looks To Implement Blockchain For Its Complex Supply Chains

Alibaba subsidiary Tmall Global announced that it would be launching a pilot project on Blockchain that will help in tracking imported goods and verify its authenticity. With the intervention of Blockchain technology, all the essential information about products will be stored in the ledger. The customer using those products can scan the QR code present on it and can...