Achieving environmental sustainability is a complex endeavor, especially in the industrial sector. By some estimates, industrial operations are responsible for over 20 percent of today’s greenhouse gas emissions, which are seen as the main culprit in climate change. Finding ways to significantly reduce those emissions, while still allowing for industrial and economic growth, is one of the biggest challenges facing industries today.
Eugenie.ai understands that challenge and provides the tools that are needed to overcome it. Its AI-driven technology solutions have been utilized by companies around the world to reduce emissions and achieve operational sustainability. In addition, Eugenie.ai allows companies to achieve better sustainability without affecting their economic goals.
“Our mission is to enable industries, communities, and the environment to thrive sustainably,” explains Eugenie.ai Founder and CEO Dr. Soudip Roy Chowdhury. “We are pioneers in the area of sustainable technology, helping manufacturing plants maximize their performance while simultaneously reducing their emissions, wastage, and carbon footprint.”
Keeping the focus on operational health
Eugenie assists manufacturers in improving their sustainability by tracing their emissions to specific asset and process-level performance. Unlike existing carbon accounting and offsetting solutions, Eugenie’s unique solution of combining Spatiotemporal emission data from satellite and other LDAR data sources with SCADA and IoT data for machines and processes to track, trace, and reduce emissions via efficiency improvement provides actionable insights to people on the shop-floor in real-time. By unlocking an understanding of which assets or process performances are responsible for excess emissions, Eugenie.ai converts cumbersome complexities into accessible insights that can improve operational health.
Eugenie’s digital twin identifies excess emissions and traces that to the process and machines that are responsible for it, using its unique AI algorithm for root-cause analysis. In essence, digital twins are a digital replica of the operations that Eugenie.ai is assessing, allowing it to conduct digital simulations, forecast the potential outcomes of critical decisions, and compare probable scenarios to achieve the best outcomes. By integrating AI with digital twins, the potential for identifying and addressing sustainability issues is further enhanced.
“In many industrial plants, the majority of the asset management tools are outdated, which creates a digital divide between physical asset management and digital strategy,” Dr. Roy Chowdhury explains. “Digital twins merge asset management with business process operations and information technology, allowing organizations to more efficiently align decision-making with the organization’s sustainability goals.”
Eugenie.ai’s comprehensive process begins by establishing a baseline for emissions. Once a baseline is set, the Eugenie.ai platform can determine where excess emissions are occurring and trace the root cause of the excess to specific assets or processes. Digital twins then provide the capability to give real-time recommendations on the steps necessary to address excess emissions. It is a turnkey SaaS platform that provides end-to-end operational optimization and emissions monitoring.
Unleashing ‘data artists’ to solve complex problems
Data is at the heart of the work Eugenie.ai does to improve sustainability. In fact, the Eugenie.ai team refers to themselves as “data artists” with a commitment to converting information into meaningful and actionable insights.
“At Eugenie.ai, we are transforming the way industries perceive technology by being innovative and agile in our approach,” says Dr. Roy Chowdhury. “For us, technology exists to empower not just humans but also nature. The enormous scope of this work means solving complex problems and frequent challenges — a mammoth task that requires enormous creativity, perseverance, and tenacity. Being data artists involves working tirelessly to unleash the enormous potential of AI in the area of sustainability.”
Leveraging technology to disrupt and excel
It is widely accepted in the business world that sustainability is not only better for the planet, but also for business. The success that Eugenie.ai has achieved for its clients supports that position. The work they do to disrupt outdated, inefficient, and unsustainable manufacturing processes empowers businesses to excel in both sustainability and profitability.
“A recent report by Harvard Business Review revealed that companies ranking higher in the environmental sustainability index outperformed their not-so-sustainable peers,” Dr. Roy Chowdhury shares. “It seems clear that organizations who are more responsible about their role in climate change will soon be the ones with access to the best credit, talent, and investment. Thus, the disruption we help organizations to achieve by becoming more environmentally friendly empowers them to excel over the long run.”