Car battery recycling
Maksym Yemelyanov / stock.adobe.com
2023-12-19 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.

Contact
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

Press Photo Battery Pass
Battery Pass FIWARE
2023-04-17

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.

See Press Release

Our Divisions

Battery Testing and Systems

Batteries must meet the highest standards of safety, performance and lifetime. We provide comprehensive electrical, mechanical, environmental and abuse tests in VDE Prime Labs worldwide. Testing and certification of light electric vehicles, battery testing and certification, battery forensics and accident investigations.

Read more
Batterien im Test

Grid Conformity & Power Transmission

We support you in validating the conformity of your power generation units and power generation plants. We offer unit certificates for PV inverters, wind generators and biomass power generation (CPH) systems, certification of components, system and unit certification, and on-site inspections

Read more
Back view of a solar panel

PV Modules

Comprehensive testing and certification solutions for photovoltaic (PV) modules. Through our in-depth expertise in the latest standards and state-of-the-art technological developments, we can check and confirm the safety and reliability of your PV modules. We can test in our laboratories in North America, Europe and Asia. 

Read more
Photovoltaisches Solarzellenpanel aus der Luft

Hydrogen

With rapid developments in hydrogen technologies, components and systems can change in a short time. To ensure better insurability and bankability we offer the VDE Corporate Standard and audits according to international norms and standards. We establish criteria based on industry developments, offer technical consulting and due diligence, and monitor  quality assurance of supply chains. 

Read more
A H2 Hydrogen Molecule