A German consortium is launching today the project ‘Battery Pass’. Thanks to the funding of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action BMWK (BMWK), the project will provide a solution for securely sharing information and data across organizations in the field of traction batteries, based on mandatory standard datasets and an interoperable technical implementation approach, says FIWARE Foundation, one of the consortium partners, in a press release.

The Battery Pass project, led by system change company SYSTEMIQ GmbH, comprises eleven consortium partners – global organizations from relevant industries, research institutions and academies as well as providers of digital services in open standards, battery analysis and tracking. The system is to be used in the automotive industry and to introduce an integrated standard for secure and agile data management.

The parliamentary state secretary, Michael Kellner, explained: “Sustainable batteries are a key element for environmentally, socially and climate-friendly electromobility. With the digital Battery Pass, we are getting a big step closer to this goal: Important data, such as the climate footprint or information on the conditions of raw material extraction, repairability and recyclability, will be securely stored in it and exchanged among the economic actors along the battery value chain – from raw material extraction to reuse and recycling. This creates transparency around the electric car battery”.

Battery Pass’s sustainable impact

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. Designed to support the development of EU battery passports (as legally mandated by the EU Battery Regulation starting in 2026), the project’s focus is firmly locked into the EU ecosystem, and beyond. Ultimately, it aims to support global sustainable and circular battery value chains and drive a transformation in such important areas as climate protection, energy and the circular economy. 

“Data-enabled lifecycle management of vehicle batteries is central to strengthen the effectiveness of the EU battery and automotive industry. It will not only accelerate the scaling of the number of electric vehicles, but will also ensure a productive and environmentally sound use of valuable vehicle traction batteries. This will help EU nations and companies to achieve their climate targets, generate high-quality jobs and reduce import dependencies”, added Tilmann Vahle, SYSTEMIQ’s Circular Mobility Platform Lead.

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