A Smart Contract Architecture to Enhance the Industrial Symbiosis Process Between the Pulp and Paper Companies - A Case Study

Ricardo Gonçalves, Inês Ferreira, Radu Godina, Pedro Pinto, António Alberto Pinto

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Abstract

Pulp and Paper Companies collaborate to monitor and monetize waste and create value from their by-products. This process of Industrial Symbiosis requires the creation and maintenance of trusted and transparent relationships between all entities participating in these networks, which is a constant challenge. In this context, a blockchain-based system can help in establishing and maintaining these networks, serving as a ground truth between companies operating at a national or a global scale. This paper proposes a scalable and modular blockchain architecture design using smart contracts to enhance the industrial symbiosis process of the Pulp, Paper, and Cardboard Production Sector companies in Portugal. This design comprehends all entities participating in the network. The implementation of this design assumes the use of a permissioned ledger built using Hyperledger Fabric to provide the required trust and transparency between all entities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlockchain and Applications - 3rd International Congress, BLOCKCHAIN 2021
EditorsJavier Prieto, Alberto Partida, Paulo Leitão, António Pinto
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages252-260
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-86162-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-86161-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event3rd International Congress on Blockchain and Applications, BLOCKCHAIN 2021 - Salamanca, Spain
Duration: 6 Oct 20218 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
PublisherSpringer
Volume320 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Conference3rd International Congress on Blockchain and Applications, BLOCKCHAIN 2021
Country/TerritorySpain
CitySalamanca
Period6/10/218/10/21

Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Hyperledger fabric
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Smart contracts

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