unlocking the future: CTF - Battery Passport Edition

In the dynamic landscape of sustainability, mark your calendars for June 6th as the CircularTech Forum presents the groundbreaking Battery Passport Edition – a pivotal event set to revolutionize the realm of digitalization, the technical aspects of digital product passports in general, and the battery technology’s circularity in particular. At the core of this monumental leap lie the EU Battery Regulation and Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation (ESPR) as cornerstones of the EU Green deal and the Circular Economy Action Plan. Mandating the creation of a comprehensive Battery Passport by 2027 and in other product segments by 2028, these regulations reshape how we perceive and manage product (circularity) design, labeling, and performance. With its enforcement in August 2023, the Battery Regulation it not only a frontrunner that sets stringent rules but also champions supply and transparency. It will cast its influence on every industrial and electric vehicle battery entering the EU market with a capacity exceeding 2 kWh. This heralds a transformative shift in how batteries are conceptualized, produced, and managed as waste and how the data should be managed along the lifecycle of the each battery. Under the battery regulation, responsibility falls on market players to ensure social and environmental risk mitigation across their supply chains, from sourcing critical materials to updating data in the Battery Passport. By 2025, vital information like product carbon footprint must be publicly accessible in a Digital Battery Passport, fostering transparency and accountability. Other industries that are regulated under ESPR, such as textiles, buildings, detergents, chemicals, bed mattresses, cosmetics, furniture, lubricants, paints, toys, tires, aluminium, glass, iron and steel, paper products, plastics and non-ferrous metals can learn from the battery case and thus are also invited to join the Circular Tech Forum in June.


moderated by

Dr. Susanne Guth-Orlowski
Technical Advisor
Global Battery Alliance (GBA)
Dr. Thomas Ebert
Policy Analyst – Seconded National Expert
DG CONNECT, European Commission
Cornelius Laaser
Head of unit for resource efficiency and circular economy |
Philipp Horn
Head of Circular Economy Division | European Investment Bank

Featured speakers

We add our speakers on a rolling basis. There will be more within the next weeks.

Prof. Dr. Manfred Renner
Institute Director
Fraunhofer Umsicht
Christoph Wendker
V.P. Corporate Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs
Michael Kuhndt
Executive Director
Tim Schumacher
Founding Partner
World Fund
Dr. Claas Heise
Executive Director
NRW Bank
Florian Kriependorf
Founder and Managing Director
Scrapbees GmbH
Emma Wehrwein
Project Manager Digital Business Models
eco Verband, Gaia-x
Dr. Holger Berg
Vice-Director and Co-Head of Research Unit Digital Transformation
Circular Economy Wuppertal Institut
Tim Wilms
Managing Director
Remondis Electrorecycling
Dr. Johannes Velling
Director General "Digitalization and Startups”
Ministry of Economy, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy NRW
Dr. Thomas Ebert
Policy Analyst – Seconded National Expert
DG CONNECT, European Commission
Cornelius Laaser
Head of the Circular Economy Unit
Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Nature, and Consumer Protection NRW
Cornelius Laaser
Head of unit for resource efficiency and circular economy |
Philipp Horn
Head of Circular Economy Division | European Investment Bank

Battery Pass

Battery passports will require input from:

  • Mining Companies
  • Cell producers
  • Module producers
  • Battery producers
  • Automotive OEMs
  • Battery service, refurbishing, and repurposing companies
Yet, with great change comes the need for seamless collaboration and trust. Collaborative innovation is key to battery passport development, necessitating close cooperation among stakeholders involved in battery creation, use, and recovery. This collaborative effort involves aligning collected data and give transparency and provide an environment for the creation, operation, and collaborative use if data chains along the value chain.  The CircularTech Forum serves as a pivotal platform that bridges this gap, providing a nexus for stakeholders to exchange and foster innovation. From addressing data asymmetry, the lack of standardized frameworks to shaping collaborative business models, the Forum cultivates an DPP ecosystem where innovation, collaboration, and sustainability intersect.  Amidst discussions on initiatives like Catena X and the broader digital landscape, the CircularTech propels the adoption of Digital Product Passport, shaping the future of battery technology and contributing to a circular economy.
Building the Digital Product Passport Community, we provide a space for stakeholders to connect and share insights, CircularTech addresses challenges and propels the widespread adoption of Digital Product Passports.  On 6th June 2024, stakeholders will usher and meet together in transparency, traceability, and sustainability in the battery industry, contributing to the larger goal of a circular economy.


Join us at the CTF's Battery Passport Edition on 6th June, 2024

Where innovation, collaboration, and sustainability come together to shape the future of battery technology and contribute to a circular economy.

Stay tuned, to check the first  CircularTech Forum program update.

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