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BT selects three start ups to help in net zero crusade

Staff Reporter
December 2, 2022

Chosen start-ups to develop digital solutions to help manufacturers cut carbon emissions.

BT has selected three start-up companies to develop digital solutions to help manufacturers cut carbon emissions. The chosen start-ups will help develop solutions based on their expertise in factory designs, sensors to eliminate energy waste and emissions monitoring

RIIICO 3D scanning uses digital versions of physical environments augmented by artificial intelligence to enable people and computers to remodel and enhance that environment.

Sensorfact works with small manufacturers to reduce their energy bill and carbon footprint by eliminating energy waste through sensors. Sensorfact says it has helped over 1,000 manufacturing companies across north-western Europe save up to 1 per cent on their electricity bill.

Circularise  helps suppliers to trace materials and share sensitive using blockchain software. A  joint report by BT and Accenture has forecast that tech, including 5G, can help reduce carbon emissions from the manufacturing sector by 13% by 2030. David Wrout, Principal – Digital Supply Chain, Enterprise Digita Solutions at BT, said: “We have set a target to avoid 60 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2030/ By using the power of digital, we can help our customers with the transition to net zero”.

BT Group uses 100 per cent renewable electricity worldwide and aims to transition its commercial fleet to electric or zero-emission vehicles by 2030. Since 2016 BT Group has reduced the carbon emissions intensity of its operations by 55 per cent and has reduced carbon emissions by 28 per cent in its supply chain.


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