The prototype developed consists of an industrial emissions monitoring system, conceived as a Policy Based Solution (PBF) via Blockchain, certified IoT for indoor air quality monitoring, other heterogeneous data sources and visualisation tools (dashboard: dashboard example). The approach selected for the prototype is, specifically, to handle authentication and authorisation of carbon emissions through PBF in order to enable trustable and reliable data. Thanks to the proposed solution, customers will have an evidence-based value chain of their emissions: monitoring – certification – recording and regulatory compliance – compensation / monetisation.
The main technical aspect resides in the integration of an alert register service based on blockchain in the industrial ecosystem. In this approach, two security services will be enabled: Ethereum (public and private keys) and PBF. Moreover, other contextual data will be integrated, as each competent administration issues the allowance of emitting an amount of CO2 emissions consistent with its economic activity as well as the total amount allowed in the country (Paris Agreement).
Finally, it is expected that the SME adopters will implement the digitisation of their manufacturing processes for controlling their emissions via continuous monitoring and specific consultancy services to support them. By using the solution proposed by HOPU in BlockStart, companies will be able to finally generate Tokens / monetisation that ensure the reduction of their emissions as CO2 credits with an economic value on the market.