Combogic Tech. supports supply chain net zero initiative with AI-powered carbon management platform

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Net zero emission has become a global initiative with many countries having made net-zero pledges. Both public and private sectors are stepping up their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. Among all the sources of CO2 emissions, road transportation is the most difficult to decarbonize. For example, the EU CO2 emissions from households, energy, agriculture, and industry all exhibited year-after-year declines from 1990 through 2019 while only the emissions from road transportation rose.

Combogic founded in 2022, created a one-stop carbon management cloud platform based on its team members' ESG research achievements and AI data analytics to help address net-zero challenges. The solution quickly pinpoints the areas that urgently need improvement, including everything from the factory facilities to the transportation vehicles and the entire product lifecycle from raw material extraction to waste disposal, so that companies can easily get to the root of the problem and roll out corresponding carbon reduction measures.

Collecting high-precision carbon data for AI analytics

Combogic Co-founder and CEO Wei-Ming Li noted that Combogic endeavors to help companies reduce carbon emissions using AI technologies. As opposed to common carbon inventory tools, Combogic's solution provides carbon reduction strategies that users can act on, delivering both carbon inventory and carbon reduction in one system while enabling subsequent carbon credit trading or carbon offsetting.

Combogic's SaaS collects carbon data through IoT sensors or other mechanisms at the user's site and then sends the data to its cloud platform where carbon emissions are calculated and analyzed and carbon reduction suggestions are generated. The results are subsequently provided to carbon credit trading systems. To companies that only need carbon inventory, it is enough to simply use gas station receipts or electricity meter readings to generate statistical data for coarse analysis. Combogic's solution however does more than carbon inventory. It analyzes the inventory results and maps out the next step for the user to take toward carbon reduction.

For example, having only a factory's total energy consumption and carbon emission data provides little help in setting a clear path to carbon reduction. The factory owner needs to know precisely which production machines are the big polluters to make improvements and effectively cut down carbon emissions. To help with this, Combogic's solution collects accurate and useful data, rather than large amounts of unworkable data, and ensures the data can be fed to the subsequent AI analytics step for effective use.

As another example, telematics system companies generally use On-Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) systems to collect complete vehicle carbon emission data. However, Combogic Tech. thinks being able to gather critical data is vital to carbon emission analysis. That is, it may not be necessary to add a new telematics device to collect the data but making use of existing in-vehicle sensors will serve the purpose. By precisely collecting the data required for analysis, Combogic's solution saves users from having to install a large amount of hardware, thereby lowering their ESG costs.

The biggest challenge to net zero supply chains is the carbon management of the supply chain and delivery fleet. Combogic developed Carbon-data High-res AI-analysis Platform for Vehicle (CHAP-V) to help address the challenge. On the one hand, CHAP-V helps logistics companies stay on top of their customers' carbon data to thereby optimize their service quality. On the other hand, CHAP-V helps manufacturers manage their suppliers' logistics carbon data to thereby guide their supply chain partners toward behaviors that can reduce carbon emissions.

World-leading cloud service provider helps startups quickly develop MVP

It is noteworthy that Combogic leverages cloud services to help customers quickly introduce its solution. It uses the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform to build its system. Startups hardly have the budget to procure on-premise resources. Cloud services support dynamic adjustments of computing power and capacity to flexibly meet startups' needs, allowing them to build seamless user experiences with ease. Sparing no effort in trying to help startups succeed, AWS Joint Innovation Center (JIC) offers AWS Activate credits for them to use during early-stage development so that they can leverage AWS resources to create minimum viable products (MVP) and accelerate their time-to-market.

Combogic Co-founder and CEO Wei-Ming Li

Combogic Co-founder and CEO Wei-Ming Li
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CHAP-V, a supply chain vehicle carbon management solution

CHAP-V is a supply chain vehicle carbon management solution designed to help upstream and downstream suppliers, logistics operators, and transportation companies effectively reduce vehicle carbon emissions.
Photo: Combogic Tech.