Plooto


A few words…
Plooto is the research project aiming to provide a Circular and Resilient Information System (CRIS) that enables waste reduction and end-to-end traceability of secondary raw materials (SRMs) through interconnected digital services for real-time decision making, monitoring and certification of materials and products, relying upon a digital transformation strategy pertinent to process industries.

Objective
The circular economy’s model establishes a virtuous cycle where products and resources can be reused, repurposed and recycled to maximize productivity of resources, to reduce waste and by products that can become raw materials (RMs) entering in other industrial processes, thus reducing the depletion of natural resources and the overall environmental effects on climate change.
Plooto aims to deliver a Circular and Resilient Information System (CRIS) to support manufacturers in their green, digital and circular transition. CRIS enables waste reduction and end-to-end traceability of Secondary Raw Materials (SRM) through interconnected digital services for real-time decision making, monitoring and certification of materials and products.
Plooto delivers: a) a transformation framework based on traceability strategies for materials/products per business case, with reference processes for SRM use from waste deposit to new products, and governance models for circular value chains; b) ICT tools for modelling product, production processes and supply chains, as an aggregation of individual component Digital Twins with cognition capabilities (cognitive Digital Twins – CDTs); c) Data will feed RM-recovery and waste dataspaces allowing the provision of material certification and product passport; and d) A circular sustainability balanced scorecard (framework+toolkit) to assess impact of decision-making at CDT level based on various KPIs.

 

A multidisciplinary approach
Operations Digital Tools
    Value chain modelling: waste value network establishment, actors, etc.

    Reference processes for waste deposit, treatment and re-use back in the production

    Governance framework supporting
                    – Business agreements
                    – Certification schemes & guidelines
                    – Liability and accountability

    Sustainability Framework (Balanced scorecard)

     • Value chain modelling as network of inter- connected CDTs
     • Governance services
     • Trust services: certification of origin, composition, quality, etc.)
     • Cognition services
     • Data space and information/knowledge sharing
     • Balanced scorecard for sustainability
     • Product password app