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Sustainable Grain Supply Chain

Digital supply chain monitoring and elimination of chronic waste problems

January 2021
Gallery Sustainable Grain Supply Chain 1
Gallery Sustainable Grain Supply Chain 1


Centaur builds a software and sensor-based platform to transform today's grain & cereal bulk supply chain into a trusted, end-to-end, post-harvest quality chain. With its monitoring solution, Centaur offers visibility, quality control, traceability and sustainability along all stages of the supply chain. This is achieved by automatically creating a digital simulation (a "digital twin") of the conditions both inside and outside the grain storage. To achieve this, the Internet-of-Crops platform pulls in all available digital information such as weather and climate data on outside conditions, plus internal conditions identified by sensors (e.g. gas profiles, temperature, moisture levels) and inputs all of this into a state-of-the-art digital model of how grain performs when subject to any and all of these conditions. The result is a state of the art prediction tool of likely problems, allowing remedial action in advance.

Label Date January 18, 2021
By Centaur
From United States
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners

The environmental benefits

  • 75 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions could be saved each year, by preventing waste in the supply chain of rice alone
  • 83% reduction of emissions related to the supply chain of rice
  • 4.25% reduction in phosphorous use and depletion

The Financial benefits

  • 3x to 4x return on investment for grain and rice growers
  • 50% cheaper than the mainstream alternative (grain cables) which don't solve waste and spoilage problems
  • Up to 1 trillion USD prevention of losses due to crop value spoilage and improper storage methods

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Company Profile


Centaur Analytics brings quality, sustainability and food loss elimination to the post-harvest food & ag supply chain.

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Headquarters Ventura, CA 93003, USA

Networking Partner

The Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.

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