Innovative remote monitoring of compost processing

by | Sep 2021

Project Summary

Patrick Blampied and Raj Pandita from Sequence Digital have built a robust remote sensing device for use in monitoring the quality, risk, and safety of large-scale compost production processes.

The unit is designed to monitor garden and other organic waste being processed at remote sites into a key regenerative circular economy product, namely compost. 

Moving from their traditional business of IT services into a product design and manufacturing start-up presented its challenges.

How RICE was involved

Patrick and Raj from Sequence Digital participated in a recent round of the Runway Circular Economy business growth program, subsidised by RICE.

The program was delivered by Runway HQ, supported by circular experts from RICE and Circular Economy Victoria.

‘Using the proven skills and techniques applied by successful start-ups and scaleups from all over the world, businesses have learnt to find new circular economy growth opportunities, overcome barriers to growth, test their emerging growth plans and get set to take their best ideas to market’ said David Spear, the program’s co-facilitator and Head of Partnerships and Ecosystems at Runway.


The end result

‘Truly understanding the customer problem and how to quickly test and validate your idea against the circular economy framework saves precious time in our fight against Climate Change, moving to meaningful action faster – that is the value of this course,’ said Patrick. 

‘The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2021 report is depressing reading, but we must face up to it with immediate, radical action towards a circular economy,’ he said.

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