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Using technology to improve efficiency

Our Brazilian biofuels business is spread across a number of geographically remote locations, which means that every day across our sites our team makes around 800 trips, covering 45,000 kilometres. This often takes place in remote locations with poor network and communications coverage, making it difficult to stay in touch
Biofuels production machinery

Our SmartLog programme is helping to overcome some of these challenges and improve performance across our three sites by driving efficiencies and reducing costs. Using a combination of mobile satellite technology, sensors and radio, we can connect our people and their vehicles to a central control room. Here we receive 24-hour, real-time information about what’s happening in the field to help manage activities remotely, as well as monitor and analyse behaviour and give advice or intervene on safety and efficiency.

 

Since introducing SmartLog in 2018, we’ve reduced the equipment needed by 20% and our remote monitoring is helping to reinforce our safety culture in the field.

 

We also use in-vehicle monitoring systems and cameras to improve transportation safety and further understand driving behaviour.