In the DIBICHAIN research project, we (the partners) aim to use existing blockchain technology (such as Hyperledger Fabric) for supply chain management. During this project, we will develop are software demonstrator; the “dibichain”, which will take real data from Airbus’s “Bionic Partition” and showcase the following application scenarios:
(Back-) Tracing of certain materials, their grafting and processing, starting from the resource extraction until its re-entry into the material cycle
Ensuring social and ecological standards in within the complete product cycle
Blockchain as the “single source of truth” for integrated LCA (lifecycle assessments), as well as a foundation for Sustainability Driven Design Applications
Clear identification and traceability of products in within the complete product life cycle, especially during and after its use phase; as a foundation to implement Business Models for Sustainability (BMS) / Sustainable Product Service Systems (SPSS) (e.g.: virtual products / C2C-Services)
Airbus Associated Partner
Capgemini Engineering Partner
Blockchain Research Lab Partner
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What are we doing in DIBICHAIN?
he DIBICHAIN project aims to save and transmit all data that gets accumulated over the lifecycle of a product, including its development, its use phase, and its recycling, into a Blockchain. With this vision in mind, the project enables greener product development and helps to standardize LCA data which benefits recycling and end-of-life-phases of any new product. Transmitting data via a Blockchain and enabling business logic via smart contracts can open brand new ways towards the development, the usage, and the recycling of products.
Blockchain as a decentralized technology ensures the availability of data and avoids the dependence on one single data provider. On purpose we embrace a democratic and independent environment.
As all the transactions are hashed and distributed in the Blockchain, where all the blocks are interconnected a transaction which once has been written in the System cannot be changed. The gives the solution the integrity needed to perform reliable supply chain LCA by design.
Focus Group Meeting in Hamburg
At the Airbus’ Center of Applied Aeronautical Research at Hamburg, Finkenwerder, the DIBICHAIN consortium held their first focus group meeting.
Focus Group Meeting in Berlin
Right at the next day, a second focus group was held in order to verify and enhance the results from the first meeting.