Germany launches world-first “Battery Pass” project and names Circulor as technology implementor within the consortium
Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action formally announced today its “Battery Pass” project and its eleven consortium members, including Circulor, the leading supply chain traceability provider, as the project’s technology implementor. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year, German-funded R&D project to develop core data specifications and technical standards for a “passport”, as well as a standardized dataspace to manage batteries that are manufactured or placed into service in the European Union.
Circulor will lead one of the project’s five work packages – the “Battery Pass Demonstrator” work package – using content and technical standards to simulate data flows and system transactions.
The Battery Pass project, led by system change company SYSTEMIQ GmbH, comprises eleven consortium partners: acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften, 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), and AUDI AG. As of today, associated partners include the Global Battery Alliance (GBA), GS1 Germany GmbH, Kompetenznetzwerk Lithium-Ionen-Batterien (KLiB), Mercedes-Benz AG, RWE Generation SE, SAP SE.
“Circulor is thrilled to be part of this one-of-a-kind consortium. Batteries are valuable assets and giving them an identity will be key to achieving circular economies that deliver resource security and lower emissions,” says Circulor CEO and Founder Douglas Johnson-Poensgen. “We are excited to contribute our know-how to building this battery passport demonstrator."
With Circulor’s technology, electric vehicle OEMs and supply chain participants can track the physical flow of critical materials from extraction to final production, as well as associated ESG characteristics, including embedded carbon across Scope 1 and 2 emissions, to create a dynamic picture of inherited emissions at the downstream.
Image: Michael Kellner, BMWK Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär; Tilmann Vahle, SYSTEMIQ; Silja Piehl, Au; Matthias Ballweg, SYSTEMIQ; Susanne Kadner, acatec; Torsten Freund, BASF
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