We are happy to share some updates from Minespider!
Minespider made progress on the design of the blockchain architecture infrastructure task.
In April 2023, they submitted a report on the concept design for sharing data using Minespider’s blockchain infrastructure (Deliverable 2.3). As part of this report they have also developed a data requirements template for the Battery Passport based on regulatory details.
Minespider has liaised with the Indumetal team to discuss possible waste shipments requirements and processes in order to design a template for the process of handling waste and its traceability on the platform, considering national and international waste regulations.The Minespider team will be further reviewing how to adapt these checklists into a template on the platform.
The Minespider team continued their interaction with BATRAW partners in order to support as needed by adding traceability for the materials being exchanged during the course of the project.
Minespider has been following the approval process of the EU Battery regulation and analysing the regulatory developments and the EU Battery Regulation status. To support users of the Minespider Platform and the digital Battery Passports meeting the regulatory requirements, they introduced new features into the Minespider system for Battery Passports.
For example, they implemented specific “battery tabs” that are part of the Product & Battery Passport creation system. These tabs list all the actual requirements coming from the latest version of the EU Regulation. They are specific to both the battery model (static data) and the individual battery usage data requirements (dynamic data). With this they make available all data requirements in a tab format within the Minespider platform. An example of a testing battery passport with the tabs and public data can be seen on the QR code below.
They designed an initial v2 of a Battery Passport, currently available in Figma file, which includes a more refined user interface. This new design aims to accommodate the plethora of different battery models that companies may have, as well as more specific End-of-Life (EoL) processes depending on the case (e.g. repair, maintenance, repurposing, recycling etc.).
In May 2023, they announced the release of their Battery Passport as an Open Battery Passport, with the aim to accept up to 100 participants for trying their current v1. The final aim is to develop v2 and with the intended roadmap to open source it in 2024.
Besides that, Minespider worked on Blockchain based data management related tasks and onboarding the project’s participants.
- Minespider onboarded all the BATRAW participants.
- More automated onboarding: they are working on automating the onboarding process and enabling a set of videos for the onboarding process that can facilitate the process of potential changing in participants’ contacts.
- Open Battery Passport user manual: they have developed an Open Battery Passport user manual for the Minespider platform, which facilitates the Battery Passport creation process and use of the updated features. This will be released to the BATRAW participants and shared in the coming period.