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Accelerating low carbon supply chains in Africa's energy sector

Accelerating low carbon supply chains in Africa's energy sector

Achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is a formidable task for the global energy industry, but one of vital importance. In Africa, we're facing the triple challenge of tackling emissions, building sustainable sources to meet growing energy needs, and mitigating the economic impact of our heavy reliance on oil.

For transformational change to be successful, we need to collectively adopt a pragmatic, commercially viable, and action-oriented approach to tackling emissions. This approach needs to have a clear focus on operating the cleanest, high-margin portfolio of energy production assets, decarbonizing traditional oil, gas, and mining operations, and diversifying to renewables.

Traditionally, supply chain decisions have been driven by minimizing cost, ensuring safety, and driving operational efficiency, while delivering outstanding customer service. As energy companies have added environmental, social, and corporate governance goals to their business strategies, logistics service providers are now also expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Focusing on optimal routing of their aviation, marine, and ground fleets using latest technologies to reduce fuel consumption is an integral part of the strategy.

Since our founding in 2013, RES BC has been committed to creating business value for energy operators and logistics service providers, through the delivery of low carbon supply chain technologies across Africa. Our partnership with IBS Software will accelerate the digital transformation of logistics and supply chains in the Angolan energy industry to optimize spend, improve operational safety and efficiency, and help achieve net-zero emissions.

Through a cutting-edge cloud platform and a "Logistics as a Service" (LaaS) operating model, iLogistics takes decarbonization and collaboration to the next level. By pooling and sharing available resources across multi-modal logistics service providers and energy operators, the industry can make more efficient use of those resources, helping reduce emissions. Our enabling role in this connected ecosystem, using low-carbon innovations, will help unleash the full net-zero potential of traditional oil, gas, and mining operations while supporting the growing technology needs of Africa´s renewable industry.

Author Info

Based in Luanda, Angola, George Barros has been serving as the Managing Director of RES BC since 2013. RES BC provides specialized environmental auditing services for major energy companies in Angola including Chevron. RES BC also offers supplies, and equipment for the Angolan energy industry. RES BC's advisory engagement model provides a robust framework for transforming logistics and supply chain processes with industry best practices, logistics maturity assessments, benchmarking, and digitalization strategy.


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