LiveCorp: proof on concept trial for automated on-board ship gas monitoring – innovation challenge
- Innovators, solution providers and startups/scaleups/SME’s with commercial solutions ready for proof of concept in livestock export industry.
- Mining, agricultural innovation (intensive industries in particular) technology providers.
The accumulated manure and urine from sheep on livestock export vessels form a 'pad' that provides a comfortable resting place during the voyage. Under certain conditions, there is a risk that ammonia can be emitted from the pad and concentrations in the air can increase. Similarly, ammonia can be emitted from manure and urine from cattle during export. At certain concentrations, ammonia can cause irritation for workers and livestock.
Other gases that may be emitted from machinery (such as carbon dioxide and monoxide), can also have negative consequences on livestock and on-board personnel in high concentrations.
Autonomous gas monitoring technologies from other industries, such as poultry or mining, may be a potential solution to this challenge.
The Live Export Program (LEP) has engaged Impact Innovation to develop an Open Innovation Pipeline to allow multiple small-scale technology trials to satisfy the livestock export industry’s desire for practical and immediate solutions to common supply chain problems. The Innovation Pipeline enables the LEP RD&E Program to leverage existing technology solutions or provide an avenue to trial novel solutions and technology through short, sharp projects. The open innovation approach will ensure that technology solutions can be identified faster and trialled within industry sooner, compared to the traditional research process.
LiveCorp are seeking applications for proof-of-concept research project from innovators, solution providers and startups/scaleups/SME’s. ‘Visit website’ to find terms of reference (ToR) details. Responses to this ToR are expected to outline a three (3) month pilot project, or Proof of Concept (PoC) trial, that translates an existing solution to benefit the livestock export industry. The intended benefits of this project to the livestock export industry include:
- Reduction of ammonia (and other gas) emissions on livestock export vessels
- Improved safety for workers and livestock on board.
If the Proof of Concept (PoC) trial is successful, it may be selected to progress to a larger scale project, where appropriate.
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