Circular Economy Initiatives

Circular Economy Initiatives

MOBI unites public and private stakeholder efforts from around the globe to collaboratively build standards and solution frameworks for improved sustainability, visibility, and circularity in cross-industry value chains worldwide.

MOBI unites public and private stakeholder efforts from around the globe to collaboratively build standards and solution frameworks for improved visibility and circularity in cross-industry value chains worldwide.

Collaboration for a Circular Economy

MOBI and its members are committed to driving standard-based solutions that promote efficient use, reduce waste, and foster sustainable practices across industries worldwide.

To this end, we’ve developed a privacy-preserving Web3 infrastructure designed to enable cross-industry interoperability for seamless multiparty coordination, product traceability and transparency, and cross-border regulatory compliance.

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Explore Global Policies

MOBI and its members are monitoring global regulations regarding environmental responsibility, product traceability, and supply chain transparency. Register for our Bulletin to get regular updates delivered straight to your inbox.

April 2023 — IRS REG-120080-22

This document contains proposed regulations regarding the Federal income tax credit under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 for the purchase of qualifying new clean vehicles, including new plug-in EVs meeting certain requirements and new qualified fuel cell vehicles. Read the Proposed Rule

January 2023 — 2020/0353/COD

This regulation (1) encourages the use of more environmentally friendly battery tech (2) sets standards for battery design, labeling, and recycling; and (3) presents a framework for a battery passport digital records to track the complete lifecycle of batteries. Read the EU Battery Regulation

Circular Economy Initiatives at MOBI

MOBI is working with other ecosystem stakeholders worldwide to create a comprehensive, cross-border compliant framework for an industry-wide secure data management system that can be used to improve the visibility and sustainability of the global battery value chain.

Our aim is to facilitate seamless communication in production management, maintenance, safety, second and third life uses, and recycling, while meeting consumer and regulatory demands.

Click here to learn more about Citopia Global Battery Passport System — and stay tuned for a closer look at the future of global battery passports!

MOBI and its members are building the Web3 infrastructure to enable cross-industry interoperability for seamless coordination and data sharing in complex global supply chains.

The ability to reliably track and trace products and components from raw material sourcing to production, use, and end-of-life will enable the creation of new multiparty applications rooted in trusted data to:

  • greatly enhance end-to-end supply chain visibility and circularity;
  • help ensure cross-border compliance with regulations surrounding ethical and sustainable sourcing, reuse/recycling, emissions reduction, safety, etc.;
  • empower consumers to make informed purchasing decisions with confidence;
  • and more!

MOBI and its members are building the Web3 infrastructure to enable privacy-preserving vehicle track-and-trace. The ability to generate verifiable proofs of a vehicle’s location, condition, distance traveled, usage, etc. without capturing the actual telematics data has the potential to unlock new, cross-border compliant applications for circularity in the mobility ecosystem, including:

The Citopia MaaS pilot was completed in 2023 under the supervision of the Transit IDEA Program. The Transit IDEA Program is a part of the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), which is sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). 

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Citopia MaaS streamlines the travel experience by providing a privacy-preserving Web3 decentralized marketplace for users to search, book, and pay for multimodal trips. It enables users to personalize their travel preferences and select from a range of route choices, eliminating the need for juggling multiple logins, user cards, apps, and payment methods. Citopia MaaS also facilitates secure collaboration across different industries, providing transit agencies and businesses with a fresh opportunity to enhance their services, increase revenue, access valuable trend data, provide incentives, and address service gaps in real-time.

Built on MOBI standards — alongside other standards from organizations such as GTFS, GBFS, ISO, IEEE, and SAE — Citopia MaaS facilitates a collaborative, privacy-preserving ecosystem based on shared communication protocols, enabling organizations with diverse business processes and legacy systems to manage decentralized identities and engage in verifiable transactions without having to build and maintain new digital infrastructure. MaaS leverages Self-Sovereign Digital Twin™ applications (Citopia Passports) based on World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Verifiable Credentials (VCs) and Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) standards. 

  1. Asset Sharing and Monetization: Citopia MaaS facilitates the monetization of unused resources, such as cars and parking spaces. This promotes more efficient resource utilization and the sharing economy.
  2. Promotion of Green and Sustainable Routes: Transportation emits billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year, increasing annually by 1.7% from 1990 to 2022, faster than any other end-use sector. By offering eco-friendly route options, Citopia MaaS encourages users to make environmentally responsible travel choices, ultimately reducing the overall environmental impact. MaaS also provides stakeholders with effective tools to establish incentive programs that reward sustainable behaviors and reduce transit inefficiencies.

Alongside our global community, we’ve demonstrated several potential use cases for Citopia and ITN services through various pilot projects. Citopia and the ITN services are business-to-business (B2B) only. Together, Citopia and the ITN provide the necessary infrastructure for node operators to build out secure, seamless, globally compliant web services and applications. MOBI membership is required to operate a node on Citopia and/or the ITN. Contact us to learn more about becoming a node operator

EU Commission — Vehicle Self-Reporting of CO2 Emissions

Completed January 2022 in partnership with the EU Commission. Read more about the Vehicle Emissions Pilot

Citopia MaaS/Multimodal — Transit IDEA Project

The Transit IDEA Program is a part of the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). TCRP is sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Read more about the MaaS pilot

EV Reservation, Charging, and Payment

Completed November 2021 in partnership with members of the DRIVES Program. Read more about the EV Reservation, Charging, and Payment Pilot

EV Battery Track-and-Trace — Battery Birth Certificate

Completed June 2022 in partnership with Supply Chain Working Group members. Read more about the EV Battery Track-and-Trace Pilot

Dealer Floorplan Audit

Completed February 2023 in partnership with Finance, Securitization, and Smart Contracts Working Group members. Read more about the Dealer Floorplan Audit Pilot

Scaling Circular Economy Solutions

Working together with public and private organizations around the globe, we’ve identified two foundational components needed to unlock globally scalable circular economy solutions. Our standards-based Web3 InfrastructureCitopia and the Integrated Trust Network (ITN) — provides the necessary infrastructure for stakeholders to build and connect with multiparty applications for unprecedented circularity in extended value chains.

Truly effective circular economy efforts hinge on assured transparency and traceability across complex supply chains. This requires a shared, standards-based, tamper-evident framework for verifying claims and identities.

The availability of verifiable data about a product’s history, composition, emissions, etc. can empower targeted ESG strategies and informed decision-making about recycling & reuse while ensuring compliance with cross-border regulations. Explore our trusted identity framework, the Integrated Trust Network (ITN)

Trusted data alone is not sufficient for scaling circular economy efforts if the problem of data siloing in extended value chains remains unsolved. Stakeholders must be able to coordinate and share data with assured privacy, such that this data can be leveraged in the multiparty applications that circular economies depend on.

Cross-industry interoperability is critical to lower the frictional trust of multiparty collaboration, ensure scalability, and lower the barrier to entry. Learn about Citopia, the decentralized interoperability marketplace

MOBI WORKING GROUPS

Circular Economy & the Global Battery Passport Working Group

The CE-GBP Working Group unites worldwide efforts to spur adoption of a decentralized Global Battery Passport system, set standards for interoperability, and establish a path toward a circular battery economy. Get involved

MOBI PILOTS

Completed in partnership with the European Commission, this pilot demonstrated the potential use of MOBI’s Web3 Infrastructure in multiparty applications for capturing tamper-evident vehicle emissions records. Learn more

Dive Deeper

The MOBI community is continually exploring circular economy solutions through several ongoing initiatives. Contact us at connect@dlt.mobi to learn how your organization can get involved.

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Dive Deeper

The MOBI community is continually exploring circular economy solutions through several ongoing initiatives. Contact us at connect@dlt.mobi to learn how your organization can get involved.

Get Involved