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Why blockchain is the supply chain’s new best friend
Blockchain is used to certify transactions and contracts. But in industry and in the food processing and pharmaceutical sectors, this technological innovation also makes it possible to track and secure increasingly complex supply chains and subcontracting operations. In a first for the food sector, the retailer Carrefour announced in March 2018 that the brand’s chicken […]
Germany speeds up waste treatment thanks to digital technology
Ambitious waste recycling targets go hand in hand with time-consuming red tape that could be cut by digitising processes. German businesses are speeding things up by adopting digital solutions like those proposed by Axians. Germany strives for excellence when it comes to waste management. Giving products and used materials a second life is a priority […]
Could wireless charging speed up the adoption of electric cars?
Wireless charging technology holds great promise and could help remove the barriers to the take-up of electric cars. When considering whether to choose an electric car (EV), range is something that often holds people back in the decision-making process. Drivers are also concerned about the capacity, weight, and cost of batteries along with the availability […]
Where should smart buildings store their data?
In an increasingly open, fragmented and virtualised environment, data control is becoming a critical issue for the various players in the property value chain. So it’s all about moving from a context of big data to a system of controlled management of smart data. Buildings need data to be smart. Indeed, the buildings of tomorrow […]
Green storage, helping to achieve the energy transition
To store electricity generated from wind or photovoltaic solar sources, the industry will have to develop environmentally-friendly solutions. The energy transition, which is aimed at replacing fossil energy with renewable energy sources, is currently driven by grid capacity and increasingly by energy storage. The latter solution is sometimes indispensable in order to place solar energy […]
Solar: will organic photovoltaics be a game changer?
An article by our partner site LEONARD In China and elsewhere, photovoltaic generating capacity has not yet peaked, far from it. Conventional panels, which use large amounts of silicon and are very rigid, are now facing competition from a flexible alternative that does not require heavy metal: organic solar cells. Learn more Leonard is the […]
California steers a course to 100 % carbon-free energy
The most populous and wealthy U.S. state has enacted a law calling for 100 % carbon-free electricity by 2045. The share of renewables in California’s electricity mix, currently standing at about 20 %, is set to rise to 50 % of electricity generated in California by 2026, and 60 % by 2030. Ultimately, the energy mix with no impact […]
Municipal authorities seek a digital strategy
The digital transition is struggling to make headway in cities, most of which do not – or do not yet – have a formal digital strategy, according to a survey carried out by the Caisse des Dépôts in conjunction with the Association des Directeurs Généraux des Communautés de France. The reasons cited include lack of […]
Noor, the giant solar farm at the gateway to the Sahara
Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara in southern Morocco, is becoming a pathway to clean energy in the 21st century. Called Noor (“light”), the solar farm has thousands of animated mirrors over a surface area greater than that of Paris, and by 2020 it will have a 580-Megawatt (MW) capacity, enough to supply one million […]