The first two articles in this series aimed to demystify two terms that we’re hearing a lot these days: Big data and advanced analytics. In this final article, my goal is to explain a term that is less commonly heard, but equally relevant to the biorefining sector: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Before getting to grips with IIoT, let’s cover the Internet of Things (IoT). Sometimes described as ‘machine to machine communication’, IoT is essentially about data transfer. It describes the ability of machines (things) to connect via the internet. This connection allows them to gather and exchange data in such a way that the machines themselves can make data-based decisions.
From Ireland to Nova Scotia, more countries are looking into bioenergy options as they ramp up efforts to divest from fossil fuels. The U.S., meanwhile, continues to set ethanol production records. Keep reading, because your weekly news roundup starts now!
While the U.S. Navy reinforces its alignment with bioenergy allies in the Southern Hemisphere, new ethanol projects continue to make headlines on North American soil. Read on for these and more new stories from this week in bioenergy!