The AonChip company, Almeria's Science and Technology Park (PITA), the University of Almería, and Smart City Cluster held an event in the technology park where they presented the latest advances they've made in the AgroTwin project. This digital twin for agriculture is under development and is already being tested in a greenhouse on the UAL-Anecoop experimental farm.
"The focus in this first phase of AgroTwin is on crop development, climate control, energy management, and artificial lighting. The pilot project consists of a monitoring twin that digitally represents the current condition, behavior, and environment of the physical greenhouse," they stated.
"The sensors used work under lorawan technology, which have the competitive advantage of being powerful devices that have low energy consumption. In the future, AgroTwin proposes to evolve an autonomous digital twin specific to an intensive farming operation and all its relevant processes to exploit alternative hypotheses that allow intelligent decisions to be made in advance and minimize the risks inherent in intensive agricultural production, thus guaranteeing the training and education of technologists and professionals in the sector.
The AgroTwin project began in November 2021 and is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Trade within the framework of the Extraordinary Call for Aid to Innovative Business Groups 2021 (AEI) of the Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan.