Blockchain implementation for analysis of carbon footprint across food supply chain

Denisolt Shakhbulatov, Arshit Arora, Ziqian Dong, Roberto Rojas-Cessa

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Abstract

The growing global population and the consequential increasing food demand have had a great impact on the environment and thus on the climate. Efforts are being made to reduce carbon footprint to mitigate such effects. Calculating the carbon footprint of food products is complex and requires the cooperation of all the stakeholders of the food supply chain. A record keeping system for tracking carbon footprint while preserving privacy for the related parties is needed. This paper presents a new implementation of blockchain for tracking of carbon footprint on food production and transportation stages. We designed a system that tracks the carbon footprint of food processing facilities and transportation parties using cluster-based record keeping while preserving their privacy. We implemented the proposed carbon footprint chain and evaluated its throughput and latency under different scenarios. We show that our blockchain implementation is capable of operating with a larger number of nodes without any scalability issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages546-551
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728146935
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2019 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jul 14 2019Jul 17 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2019

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain, Blockchain 2019
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period7/14/197/17/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Carbon footprint
  • Consensus Algorithm
  • Food production
  • Freight movement
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • RAFT
  • Supply chain

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