The EU Battery Regulation
What does the new battery regulation mean for the EV and battery industry?
The European Commission proposed a new regulation that defines mandatory requirements for all batteries placed on the EU market.
The regulation obliges battery supply chain participants to collect and communicate all key data about the battery, such as information on due diligence, minimum recycled content for the critical minerals, carbon footprint, performance and durability, and labelling.
Does my company need to comply?
Each company involved in a battery production life cycle will need to comply with the regulation if the battery will be placed on the EU market.
Need to set and operate systems of controls and transparency. That includes a chain of custody or traceability system for critical minerals used in their batteries. They also need to ensure they have information to identify each of their suppliers for details such as due diligence and carbon footprint.
Will have to create a Battery Passport that contains data about due diligence policies, carbon footprint, performance and durability, and information requirements.
Will have to keep track of the recycled content and rates coming out from their processes, including the quantities of batteries they handle after EoL (end-of-life). The final goal is to have the recycled materials ready for the battery manufacturing stage and ensure the circularity of materials.
Critical Mineral Producers
Producers of the raw materials, in particular, lithium, nickel, cobalt, and natural graphite, will have to meet chain of custody requirements and provide carbon footprint data if they want to sell their materials to the EU market.
EU Battery Regulation Requirements
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Discover our 3-month regulation readiness program.
Everything you need to get started with battery passports and prepare for upcoming regulation.
After three months, you will have:
Readiness Report showing how your business processes, ESG, and Supplier processes line up with the requirements of the regulation.
A technical gap analysis, showing any gaps that you need to rectify.
A knowledge base; an increased understanding of the wider context of battery passport requirements and the environment surrounding them through knowledge transfer documents, workshops, and discussions.
A scaling-up roadmap, that will guide you through the steps you need to take before the regulation comes into full force in 2026. Includes integration for battery passports with your legacy systems.
A full battery passport simulation and training in both manual and automated creation processes.
Demos, documentation, and a video to showcase the project internally.
The EU Battery Passport
The EU Battery Passport is a digital representation of the EV battery. It contains data about raw materials, country of origin, information about due diligence and ESG compliance, carbon footprint, performance and durability of the battery, and the minimum recycled content of the critical minerals, as required by the upcoming EU Battery Regulation Proposal.
With the Battery passport, you can create sustainable batteries in line with the key principles of the circular economy - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and have all important data about carbon footprint and ESG metrics on one platform.
Benefits of the Battery Passport
Beyond complying with the new regulation, with the Battery Passport you can also:
Create a competitive advantage: Be one of the first to comply with the regulation, start optimizing supplier partnerships and take full advantage of a sustainable and transparent supply chain.
Make decisions based on data: Data collection not only enables you to comply with the regulation, but also gives valuable business insights.
Enable circular systems: Capture data from every stage of a battery’s life cycle and implement better principles for reuse and recycling.
Ensure consumers trust: Consumers are seeking sustainable products, and by delivering them you future-proof your products.
Build a transparent supply chain with Minespider
To place a battery on the EU market, producers will need to build a transparent and sustainable supply chain and have all key data in one place. The Minespider’s traceability and supply chain optimization solution helps to collect and transfer all the required data throughout the whole supply chain and make sure that each supplier complies with the regulation.