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2024-04-26 project

EU Battery Pass

The EU Battery Pass is a proposed digital certificate system that would allow consumers to verify the sustainability and environmental impact of batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) and other applications.

The idea behind the EU Battery Pass is to provide a standardized, transparent way of assessing the environmental impact of batteries, which can be complex and difficult for consumers to evaluate on their own. The pass would include information such as the battery's carbon footprint, the materials used in its production, and how it was recycled at the end of its life.

The EU Battery Pass is part of a larger initiative by the European Union to promote the development of a sustainable battery industry. The EU is investing heavily in battery research and development and has set ambitious targets for the production of EVs and the reduction of carbon emissions in the transportation sector.

VDE Renewables are supporting the Battery Pass Project by covering technical guidance regarding circularity and performance aspects of batteries, in particular industrial batteries, beyond automotive applications. The Pass is necessary to build an in depth understanding of the upcoming battery regulation. It is the only project in Europe that aims to go deeper into the demonstrator and the related documents, that will lead to real guidance for the deployment and management of this system.

Patrick Zank
Arne Gruenewald

In addition to this we are building the bridge to the standardization bodies: On the one hand by checking if there are standards available and on the other hand, we are responsible for communication among the working groups regarding future necessary standardization activities.

Our current work focus is on the detailed characterization and evaluation of circularity and performance metrics along the battery value chain. Within the consortium we define possible technical solutions with respect to all involved stakeholders. Furthermore, we are responsible for verifying the auditability of the metrics and relevant processes.

The EU Battery Pass is still in development, and it is not yet clear when or how it will be implemented. However, it is likely to be an important tool in promoting the adoption of sustainable batteries and EVs, and in helping consumers make informed decisions about their purchases.

Battery Pass Consortium Publishes First Content Guidance on the EU Battery Passport

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Follow this link for the latest information released at the Hannover Messe on the 17th April, with the handover of the Content Guidance on the EU Battery Pass to the BMWK Parliamentary State Secretary, Mr Michael Kellner.

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Battery Pass Consortium Publishes Technical Guidance and Software Demonstrator For EU Battery Passport

Battery Pass Tech Guidance (1)
Battery Pass Consortium
2024-03-26 publication

The Battery Pass Consortium has achieved their next milestone in process to implementing the battery passport. This technical guidance is being released for the first time, with the demonstrator for the EU Battery Passport. It provides a framework and various recommendations for the technical implementation of the battery passport, that is coming into force on in February 2027 as part of the EU Battery Regulation. The demonstrator assists with the guidelines' technical approaches, that have been verified and implemented as examples. 

The Battery Pass Consortium is co-funded by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and is composed of 11 leading international technology, industry and scientific organisations, including VDE Renewables. 

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Battery Pass Consortium Publishes Value Assessment For EU Battery Passport

BP Value Assessment Release
Battery Pass Consortium
2024-04-11 publication

The Battery Pass consortium is thrilled to announce the release of their latest study titled 'The Value of the EU Battery Passport', marking a significant milestone in understanding the advantages and hurdles of digital product passports for batteries. Made possible through co-funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), this study offers a comprehensive examination of both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of battery passports, emphasizing their strategic significance for various stakeholders.

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