In sustainability, Manufacturing remains the “Forgotten Sector.” Plants generate 31% of Global Greenhouse Gases each year, the largest of any sector.

Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel
CEO & Co-Founder
Sight Machine

We’re not going to improve climate until we improve the ways we make essential materials – cement, steel, glass, paper, chemicals – and speed the development of new methods. How to begin? With data.

Energy and emissions

Optimize energy and emissions across plants, firms, and supply chains.

Remarkably most plants don’t have good insight into how much power is used for each unit of material produced. This is true both at the plant level and for the value chain. The data exists, but the insight does not. And in many heat-intensive industries like glass, yield has plateaued at 85% for decades, meaning that at least 15% of the energy used is just wasted. Using process and quality data we already have drives large gains in efficiency, which in turn rapidly improves sustainability.

Speed new technologies.

Industry is launching new processes like new furnaces for glass, and new methods for steel and cement. The faster these efforts can ramp, the larger the impact. As with any launch, good use of data accelerates adoption and optimization.

Measure OEE

Sustainability means the whole process: water, materials, energy at every step.

Understand and manage OEE for each process, standardize the measurement around units produced, and you’re managing energy and emissions too.

Doing more together

Sight Machine is partnering with leaders in manufacturing sustainability including Microsoft, the World Economic Forum, and progressive manufacturers and machine builders in critical industries.