Satellite Verification on a Trusted Blockchain
The unique approach of Xylene lies in the validation of the collected data. When the farmers perform transactions such as uploading an origin certificate Xylene geo-references and timestamps these with the European Galileo satellite system to ensure authenticity when used for reporting.
At the harvest, the operator logs the product flows until dispatching the olives to the production site. Xylene’s strength lies in the authenticity of the collected data which is referenced with a location and time that allows the producer to be certain about the processing locations and what in going into the grinding, pressing, and filling steps.
Additionally, earth observation images of the locations enable the access to these areas from a distance. The Earth Observation images from the European Copernicus satellite programme help gathering additional intelligence on operations, identify possible risks and validate locations.
Competitive Advantage with Consumer Engagement
Through the traceability of the olive oil production with Xylene the entire journey is available with verified proof of what went into the extra virgin olive oil. What can be done with this information? By working with Xylene producers can utilise this information and connect it to the final product with a simple to scan QR code. With this, consumers can gain access to the origin of the olive a have a proof that they are really holding a bottle of genuine Italian extra virgin olive oil in their hands.
By providing this information to consumers the producers can not only demonstrate a superior and trustworthy product but also significantly set themselves apart from competitors.
What is Coming from This?
As outlined in The European Green Deal, achieving a climate neutral and circular economy requires the transformation of an industrial sector and all the value chains. This target supported by the ‘Farm to Fork Strategy’ promotes new opportunities for the food value chain. To be able to meet the set European targets by 2050, the European industry must implement traceability solutions as soon as possible.
Targeting areas of transport storage, packaging, and food waste these goals drive the combat in food fraud and help consumers to be more informed about the food offered to them. Xylene’s traceability system supports this by ensuring that products are traced, and consumers receive detailed information on the provenance of the products and at the same time connect to these farmers and communities thereby greatly improving the position of the value chain.
Xylene can offer a new standard of transparency and credibility for the raw materials industries and thus further develop these. The implementation of blockchain technology in the food industry is driving an innovation that enables far-reaching changes in data collection.
How Can You Get Started?
Interested in getting transparency and validated traceability to your supply chain?
Get in touch with Xylene and start with a simple exchange on your goals for transparency and responsible supply chains.