Industry 4.0 in Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production: A case study from the food sector in Jordan

Assayed, Almoayied and Haddad, Jehan and Kilani, Husam and Abdallah, Rawia and Kumar, Vikas (2023) Industry 4.0 in Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production: A case study from the food sector in Jordan. In: Industry 4.0 Technologies: Sustainable Manufacturing Supply Chains. Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes . Springer. ISBN 9789819948185

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The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has reached 400ppm, a higher level than at any time in the history. As clearly referred at IPCC reports, human activity has been behind this extraordinary increase. Transition to a net-zero at industries is one of the crucial measures to meet the international commitments regarding climate change and thus keep the global warming below the 1.5C° limit. Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) provides practical example of de-coupling between economic growth from environmental degradation and thus support achieving the net zero transition. In that context, RECP has been applied at 12 industries in Jordan resulted in saving of over 1.6 million Jordanian Dollars (JOD) annually, 22,181 MWh/yr of energy; 63,844 m3/yr of water; 404 tons/yr of raw material and reduction of 8,086 tons/yr of CO2 emissions. Integrating industry 4.0 tools into RECP has been shown to be very efficient as the industries have become able to monitor and validate all saving data on real time bases and optimize using natural resources accordingly. Saving measures and performance evaluation were linked with IoT sensors and Blockchain at one food industry in Jordan and found to be accurate and very helpful to assess input-output outflow within the industry boundary. Employing IoT with blockchain to facilitate collecting data related to RECP at industry level can be a great advantage to RECP and help in monitoring carbon footprint accurately. It is recommended to scale up RECP-industry 4.0 model to other industries and leverage this experience to expedite transition to circular economy.

Item Type: Book Section
16 October 2023Published
Subjects: CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-01 - business and management (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > College of Business, Digital Transformation & Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2023 12:49
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:49

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