Press release: Сonsortium of German market leaders launched Battery Pass

Apr 25, 2022News

A consortium of German world-class leaders and market drivers, from industry and science, are combining their forces, and launching Battery Pass to support EU circular battery data. A technological feature of the project is it will provide a comprehensive solution for securely sharing information and data across different organizations and value-chain participants in the field of traction batteries, based on mandatory standard datasets and an interoperable technical implementation approach.

We are proud to announce that Battery Pass is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action BMWK (BMWK), and comprises eleven consortium partners – global driving organizations from relevant industries, research institutions, academies and providers of digital services in open standards, battery analysis and tracking: acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften, AUDI AG, BASF SE, BMW AG, Circulor GmbH, FIWARE Foundation e.V., Fraunhofer IPK, SYSTEMIQ GmbH, TWAICE Technologies GmbH, Umicore AG & Co KG, VDE Renewables GmbH (through subcontracting). As of today, associated partners include the Global Battery Alliance (GBA), GS1 Germany GmbH, RWE Generation SE, to name but a few.

The project’s objective is the complement of work of the Circular Economy Initiative Deutschland (CEID) while aiming to collaborate with further partners like Global Battery Alliance (GBA), Catena-X for the development of a system for cross-value chain data transfer, and Gaia-X for standards from the European cloud initiative. Moreover, Battery Pass provides foundations for digital infrastructures for its documentation, the exchange of basic information and update-relevant technical data – in particular, data that comprehensively describes supply-chain accountability, such as greenhouse gas footprint, working conditions in raw material extraction, or the determination of battery conditions.

And that’s not all! This project plays a meaningful role in the European market as it will empower the continent to become a leader in the digitalization of the battery supply chain and electromobility, making a unique contribution to climate protection, social responsibility, energy and the circular economy. This will significantly transform the energy sector and increase its resource independence and competitiveness.

One of the many impressive impacts coming from this project: The development of the battery pass will help to reach meaningful goals in the energy supply and the circular economy, and successfully meet Europe’s Fit for 55 climate-aligned industry strategy and the UN Global Goals.

About the Project Grant Agreement

This project receives funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action by resolution of the German Bundestag under grant agreement No BZF335.

From left to right: Michael Kellner, The Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action BMWK, Tilmann Vahle, Director Batteries, Systemiq Germany GmbH and Project Coordinator, Silja Piehl, Chief Strategy Officer, AUDI AG, Matthias Ballweg, Director Mobility, SYSTEMIQ, Susanne Kadner, Head of Circular Economy Initiative & Co-Lead Energy, Resources and Sustainability, Torsten Freund, Senior Manager, BASF SE / Head of Project Management Office Battery Passport, Global Battery Alliance (GBA).

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