Process Genius CEO Jani Akkila and Director of Enterprise Sales Martti Mäkinen will speak at the Technology 23 fair on 8.11. The dialogue will focus on Digital Twin as an enabler of the green transition. This article describes the topics that will be discussed during the talk. Get insights on the topic with this article and join us at the fair to hear more!

Green transition: environmental and economic well-being

Green transition is the process of transforming the economy and society towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. The goal of green transition is to reduce the negative impacts of human activities on the natural environment and the climate, while ensuring social and economic well-being. Some of the key aspects of green transition are:

Recycling and efficient use of materials: This means using less resources and minimizing waste by reusing, repairing, or repurposing materials that have already been extracted or produced.

Conserving natural resources: This means protecting and restoring the ecosystems and biodiversity that provide essential services and resources for human life, such as water, air, soil, and food.

Utilization of renewable energy and material sources: This means replacing fossil fuels and other non-renewable sources with clean and renewable alternatives, such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass, or geothermal energy.

Minimising the use of materials that burden nature and the climate: This means avoiding or reducing the consumption of products and services that have high environmental impacts, such as greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, or deforestation. 

Minimizing harmful by-products in production: This means applying cleaner technologies and methods that prevent or reduce the generation of pollutants and hazardous substances in industrial processes and operations.

Development of environmentally friendly processes and practices: This means adopting innovative solutions and best practices that enhance the environmental performance and efficiency of products and services throughout their life cycle, from design to disposal.

Foresight, enhanced operation and maintenance, and increased innovation can be achieved with the help of the Digital Twin

A Digital Twin is a virtual representation of a physical object, system, or process that can be used to simulate, track, optimize, or control its real-world counterpart. It is a source of information that collects and updates data from sensors, devices, or other sources that measure the state and performance of a physical entity. In addition, it is data analysis that applies algorithms, artificial intelligence, or other methods to process and interpret data and generate insights, predictions, or recommendations.

A better level of planning and foresight can be achieved with the help of the platform. It helps to test and validate different scenarios and configurations before actually implementing them. This reduces costs, risks, and errors. Foresight also helps to achieve enhanced operation and maintenance.

Tracking deviations and errors, making proactive decisions, and detecting process performance and efficiency in real time is possible with the help of a Digital Twin. It also helps explore new opportunities and areas for improvement, as well as create new value propositions and business models through innovation and learning.

Get results with knowledge

Digital Twin is a powerful tool that can help to enable green transition by providing a holistic view of the environmental impacts and benefits of products and services. By using Digital Twin, manufacturers can:

Get more efficient data management and processing with 3D views

Reduce resource consumption and waste generation by optimizing material flows and utilization rates

Combine and analyse data and utilization of visual limit values and status data

Conserve natural resources by protecting and enhancing ecosystem services and functions

Have clear display of real-time data and necessary integrations for collecting data from different data sources, including factory systems

Minimise the use of materials that burden nature and climate by assessing their life cycle impacts and selecting more sustainable alternatives

Minimize harmful by-products in production by applying cleaner techniques and methods that prevent or reduce pollution and emissions

Develop environmentally friendly processes and practices by adopting innovative solutions and best practices that improve environmental performance and efficiency

Digital Twin can thus contribute to achieving the goal of green transition: creating a more sustainable and environmentally friendly economy and society.

Want to learn more? Join us at the Technology 23 fair on 8th of November at 12.40pm, when Process Genius takes over the Tivia stage in Hall 6. Welcome!