The European Commission has planned from 2024 to introduce requirements for accounting for carbon dioxide emissions at every stage of production, distribution, use and disposal of industrial batteries. In particular, those used for electric vehicles.
Japanese, American and European automakers and major cloud providers intend to establish international guidelines for the accurate measurement of carbon dioxide emissions from car batteries as early as 2022.
The development of the standard will be led by a group called the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI). It includes Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, Denso, Amazon Web Services, IBM and others.
MOBI is considering using 2D barcode and automotive sensors to record data at every step into the blockchain.
Batteries account for about half of the carbon dioxide generated in the production of electric vehicles. The availability of emission data is expected to provide a mechanism to encourage battery reuse and reduce environmental impact.