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奥地利将对区块链进行余热数据收集试验

2020-5-14 15:30

 

昨天,奥地利HotCity计划宣布了一项区块链概念验证(PoC),将废热众包用于其他工艺。这个由奥地利政府资助的项目以维也纳和格拉茨为起点,旨在提高周边地区的能源效率,并开发“节能区”。


“加能区”的概念是,它们在耗电的同时也能产生能量。废热是一种尚未开发的可再生能源,可用于食品干燥、牛奶的巴氏杀菌、脱盐或将其转化为电力。在这里,余热被用作一种替代能源,以减少传统能源的消耗并促进可持续性。


PoC的重点是收集数据,以识别废热源,然后将其重定向到电网。较大的工业已经有了利用废热的系统,但是还有一些较小的来源需要记录。HotCity利用游戏化和区块链,在自愿的基础上从家庭和其他较小的来源众包热量数据。


该平台允许公民从物理检查、照片或谷歌地图等来源查找和提交数据。根据收集到的数据,HotCity可以绘制出废热源的质量和数量。参与活动的市民将获得奖励积分或代币,这些积分或代币将被记录在Ignis子链上,该链是Ardor区块链生态系统的一部分。这些代金券可能用于其他代金券和服务,HotCity没有透露这些代金券和服务的详细信息。


“城市规划和空间能源规划经常受到良好、有效和最新数据集的影响。游戏化是一种创新和优雅的方法,利用人们的力量和创造力来抵消这一点,”AIT项目主管恩斯特•盖贝斯罗厄-格林格(Ernst Gebetsroither-Geringer)表示。


HotCity是由奥地利理工学院(AIT)领导的,其他参与者包括Picapipe、Digital Sunray和Graz Energy Agentur。瑞士公司Jelurida提供热情的区块链,testnet就是在这个平台上发布的。奥地利联邦气候行动、环境、能源、交通、创新和技术部向HotCity提供了31万欧元的资助。


上个月,HotCity获得了奥地利区块链中心和奥地利商会颁发的奥地利区块链奖。PoC本应在宣布之时启动,但因新冠肺炎疫情推迟至10月。


在该国的其他区块链能源项目中,奥地利电网正与能源网络基金会合作,进行基于区块链的电网管理。澳大利亚电力总账公司正在奥地利格拉茨试点其能源交易平台。

 

Yesterday, Austria’s HotCity initiative announced a blockchain proof-of-concept (PoC) to crowdsource waste heat for use in other processes. Starting with Vienna and Graz, the Austrian government-funded project aims to make neighbourhoods energy efficient and develop ‘plus-energy districts’. 

The idea of a plus-energy district is that they would generate energy as they consume electricity. Waste heat is an untapped source of renewable energy that could be used for drying foods, pasteurization of milk, desalination, or turning it back into electricity. Here, waste heat is used as an alternative source to reduce the consumption of traditional sources of energy and promote sustainability. 

The PoC is focused on the collection of data to identify waste heat sources and then redirect it to the grid. Larger industries already have systems in place to utilize waste heat, but there are several smaller sources that need to be recorded. HotCity is leveraging gamification and blockchain to crowdsource heat data from households and other smaller sources on a voluntary basis. 

The platform enables citizens to find and submit data from sources such as physical inspections, photos, or Google Maps. Based on the collected data, HotCity can map the quality and quantity of waste heat sources. For their participation, citizens will be given reward points, or tokens which will be recorded on the Ignis Child Chain, a part of the Ardor blockchain ecosystem. These tokens could potentially be used for other vouchers and services, details of which were not revealed by HotCity.

“Urban planning and spatial energy planning often suffer from the availability of good, validated, and up-to-date data sets. Gamification is an innovative and elegant approach, using the power and the creativity of the people, to counteract this,” said Ernst Gebetsroither-Geringer, project lead at AIT. 

HotCity is led by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), with other consortium participants including PicapipeDigital Sunray and Graz Energy Agentur. Swiss firm Jelurida provides its Ardor blockchain, on which the testnet is being launched. HotCity has received a 310,000 Euro grant from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation, and Technology.

Last month, HotCity won the Austrian Blockchain Award from the Austrian Blockchain Center and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The PoC was to be launched at the time of the announcement, but has been postponed to October due to COVID-19. 

Among other blockchain energy projects in the country, the Austrian Power Grid is working with the Energy Web Foundation for blockchain-based grid management. Australia’s Power Ledger is running a pilot in Graz, Austria, of its energy trading platform. 

 

来自: Ledger Insights