Blockchain-based agriculture traceability

by FarmErp

Blockchain-based agriculture traceability is gaining momentum as a great way to take prompt and accurate actions in case of food recalls.

the top 5 benefits of traceability for your agribusinesses are:

Blockchain-based agriculture traceability
  • Quick Response to Food Recall Incidents
  • Food Safety and Compliance With Quality Standards
  • Streamlined Supply Chain Operations
  • Higher Customer Trust and Confidence
  • Much Better Market Prices for Agriproducts

Blockchain-based agriculture traceability helps on it.

Blockchain use cases

Opinions from Mark Smith

Early adopters of blockchain use cases have benefited from the efficiencies generated by novel technologies.

Blockchain can significantly reduce risk in a way that impacts the bottom line.

Blockchain can cut counterparty exposure by approximately 80% in the FX forward currency market.

Blockchain can eliminate reconciliation problems.

Blockchain can integrate with existing data solutions to improve overall data quality and provide more value to end-users of data.

Financial institutions will look to blockchain as the solution of choice in the area of green energy.

Salt grain size cameras

By Molly Sharlach

Salt grain size cameras have great potential to spot problems in the human body and enable sensing for super-small robots. Enabled by a joint design of the camera’s hardware and computational processing.

While a traditional camera uses a series of curved glass or plastic lenses to bend light rays into focus, the new optical system relies on a technology called a metasurface, which can be produced much like a computer chip.

The work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, the UW Reality Lab, Facebook, Google, Futurewei Technologies, and Amazon.

First world hydrogen e-bike

From manufacturer’s web

The Australian LAVO developed the first world home hydrogen system. It fills small tanks with hydrogen using water and solar energy.

LAVO asked Studio MOM, in the Netherlands, to design a super-lightweight e-bike with this system.

  • All technical elements can be assembled like Lego blocks.
  • The concept is easily adaptable: from city bike to transport bike for small business use.
  • The technology has been cleverly incorporated into the frame. Just look at the lighting units.

Third Party Certification of Agri-Food Supply Chain

From a paper of Ricardo Borges dos Santos, Nunzio Marco Torrisi, and Rodrigo Palucci Pantoni

Certification strategies are gaining widespread customer support and constitute
an important vector in changing how food will be obtained and distributed in the future.

Third-party certification (TPC) differs from first and second party certification mainly
because the third-party authority that issues the certificate has no interest in the transaction.

Third Party Certification of Agri-Food Supply Chain

Third-Party Certification of Agri-Food Supply Chain Using Smart Contracts and Blockchain Tokens is a paper that answers this research questions:
RQ1: “Is it possible to establish a harvest TPC mechanism with tamper-resistant certificates
easily available to anyone, even previously unknown food supply chain stakeholder via
mobile devices?”
RQ2: “If one such mechanism is possible, who will carry the data input and maintenance
costs? In other words, how will each stakeholder be incentivized to use this mechanism?”
RQ3: “If one such mechanism is possible, what would be the typical time for the response
to a certification query, in other words what quality of service can be expected by the
end consumer?”

6GW green hydrogen project in Australia

By Leigh Collins

New 6GW green hydrogen project in Australia eyes ammonia export to Japan and Korea.

The Moolawatana Renewable Hydrogen Project will combine about 3GW of wind and 3GW of solar with electrolyzers, a desalination plant, and a dedicated H2 pipeline around 500km long to a local port, where the hydrogen will be used to produce green ammonia for export — with Japan and South Korea mentioned as possible destinations

6GW green hydrogen project in Australia

South Australia currently gets 62% of its electricity from wind and solar. It is backed up by some of the world’s largest battery projects, including the 150MW/194MWh Hornsdale Power Reserve.

How Morocco went big on solar energy

By Aida Alami.

In 2009, Morocco set out an ambitious energy plan which aimed for 42% of total installed power capacity to be renewable energy by 2020.

Ultimately, Morocco missed its 2020 target, with enough renewable capacity to produce 37% of the country’s energy in 2020. 

Compared with many other countries, Morocco is doing relatively well on climate action

Morocco went big on solar energy

Morocco should focus more on small-scale projects and not just mega-projects, allowing entrepreneurs to answer the specific needs of different regions

Green hydrogen from wind

From a Siemens Gamesa press release.

World´s first project capable of producing green hydrogen from wind in “island mode”

Green hydrogen from wind

Siemens Gamesa has developed the world’s first project capable of producing green hydrogen from wind, in “island mode”. Distributes it to hydrogen stations in Denmark. A growing number of zero-emission vehicles, such as fuel cell taxis, operate on a 100% green fuel supply.

New Ag-tech Changes Smart Farming.

From DTN Team web Page

New Ag-tech Changes the Landscape of Smart Farming. Learn about Precision, digital, and smart farming differences.

The easiest way to understand precision agriculture is to think of it as everything that makes the practice of farming more accurate, optimized, and controlled when it comes to the growing of crops and raising livestock

Precision, digital, and smart farming

The essence of digital farming lies in creating value from data

Basically, “smart farming” is applying information and data technologies for optimizing complex farming systems.

Enter the metaverse

By Dan Mimo:

Enter the metaverse: the digital future Mark Zuckerberg is steering us toward.

The metaverse will be the successor to the mobile internet. The metaverse is where the physical and digital worlds come together. It is a space where digital representations of people – avatars – interact. Meeting in their office, going to concerts, and even trying on clothes are the possibilities.

Enter the metaverse

Facebook already has a professional version of the metaverse underway: Horizon Workrooms, an app that lets Oculus-wearing workers enter the metaverse of virtual offices and hold meetings.