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Where Can I Learn About RFID Systems for Carbon Trading and Sequestration?

Posted By RFID Journal, 06.16.2010
Do you have information on the use of radio frequency identification in these areas, particularly for audit and verification applications?

—Name withheld

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In 2008, the Bits to Energy Lab, a joint research initiative of the University of St. Gallen and ETH Zurich, in Switzerland, launched an effort to study how to use data collected via RFID to calculate an individual item's carbon footprint, and then display that information on an RFID-enabled mobile phone. The project is part of the lab's overall efforts to find ways to employ ubiquitous computing technologies—always-on, always-connected—to promote environmentally healthier practices, and to achieve a more rational use of energy. I have not seen any follow-up on their work.

NXP recently joined the European Supply Chain Institute's (ESCI) Supply Chain Carbon Council. The council is focused on how radio frequency identification and Electronic Product Code (EPC) technologies, as well as supporting data-management technologies, can be used to help companies track and manage carbon emissions throughout their supply chains (see RFID News Roundup: ESCI Supply Chain Carbon Council Promotes RFID and RFID News Roundup: NXP Joins RFID/NFC Carbon Emissions Tracking Program).

I know there is growing interest in using RFID to track carbon trading, but to date, I have not seen much beyond the efforts mentioned above. Perhaps our readers might be aware of projects and can share information about them below.

—Mark Roberti, Editor,
RFID Journal

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