The factory of the future is one with minimal environmental impacts. Digital technologies can help create a virtuous cycle by calculating a carbon score for each process step. Scores can then be stored on a blockchain for transparent, verifiable tracking of the impacts of each process step and, ultimately, an overall carbon footprint for each product manufactured.
Reducing waste and anticipating supply chain issues make good business and environmental sense. CEA-List is developing technologies that optimize production processes and material efficiency. We apply circular economy principles to help reduce the environmental impacts of a product at all stages of its life cycle, from the initial extraction of materials to end-of-life disposal or decommissioning.