- Dell and IOTA are partnering on Project Alvarium to enhance transparency and real-time carbon footprint tracking in various industries.
- Data logged in the IOTA Tangle will maintain integrity and prevent tampering, providing reliable carbon footprint tracking.
Global tech giants are putting their weight behind efforts to resolve carbon footprint concerns. Leading the pack, Dell Technologies is collaborating with IOTA to devise a real-time carbon footprint tracking system through a data confidence fabric.
— Dell Edge & Telecom (@Dell_Edge) June 6, 2023
Named Project Alvarium, this open-source initiative aims to enable data trust for businesses, applications, and industries. Designed with versatility in mind, it can serve a multitude of sectors, crafting tools for verification and monitoring of vital information. The ultimate objective is to facilitate the monetization and sharing of data, while keeping transparency at its core, to tackle climate change head-on.
The climate industry has been grappling with significant obstacles, including inaccurate reporting and greenwashing. With Project Alvarium, Dell and IOTA propose a scalable and collaborative method to address climate change, in synergy with other organizations and regulators. Commenting on this development, Steve Todd, a Dell Technologies Fellow, remarked on the importance of data transparency and trust in steering organizations forward, highlighting how Project Alvarium aims to eliminate data ambiguity.
Project Alvarium is envisioned to provide real-time insight into the carbon footprints contributed by various entities. Back in 2019, Dell Technologies launched its first Data Confidence Fabric. Later, this technology was re-engineered using the IOTA Streams framework to provide enhanced scalability and security, fostering data trust, a necessity for many organizations today.
This system is designed to log each data point’s journey from IoT device sensors, through routers, to edge servers and ultimately the cloud. Each interaction will receive a trust rating score as per industry-specific requirements, all of which will be logged in the IOTA Tangle to ensure data integrity and resist tampering.
This framework will facilitate the initial integration into hardware and software and will cater to industries requiring a high level of compliance or supervision. IOTA Foundation Co-Founder, Dominik Schiener, highlighted the converging technologies and growth in data utilization, emphasizing the need for data trust.
Moreover, Project Alvarium will aid in reducing the barriers to Carbon credit issuance and investments in sustainable technologies. In the fight against climate change, the Iota Foundation has joined Dell, alongside ClimateCHECK and BioE, to develop a solution for real-time carbon footprint data using Dell’s Data Confidence Fabric and Project Alvarium initiatives.