What is the Everledger Battery Passport?

The Everledger Battery Passport is a technology platform that enables all stakeholders in the supply and value chains to share information about a battery and its history to maximize safety, optimize battery use throughout lifecycles and ensure responsible recycling at end of life. Battery minerals, battery packs and key components (modules, cells) are IoT enabled so data can be shared between qualified stakeholders on a distributed ledger or blockchain. All stakeholders have access to this permissioned data in real time, and the data is immutable. 

How does the Everledger Battery Passport support compliance?

The European Commission and the Global Battery Alliance have recognized the Battery Passport as the best tool to support the 3 pillars of an electric vehicle battery circular economy. 

Documented, verified, responsible sourcing of critical battery minerals from the mine is key for understanding the source of minerals and the practices around mining operations. This is the first step to preventing child labor and supporting human rights. 

Traditional methods of accomplishing this involve manual efforts of gathering data, measuring and calculating impacts and in-depth audits where thousands of individual documents must be gathered and analyzed. Everledger combines multiple data types permissioned from our ecosystem as well as public and private data. 

We leverage our existing emerging technology applications to efficiently read, track and report the data sources and types to our data users. This type of approach allows for increasing improvements in data and enables more and more data providers to become comfortable with measuring and reporting. 

Optimum battery lifecycle management, life extension and assurance of responsible recycling are all given prominent attention in the EU Battery Regulation. Measures include a new reporting system to document battery collection and recycling rates and requirements that batteries are designed to meet recycling efficiencies and specific recovery rates for key battery minerals. Manufacturers will also have to declare levels of recycled content in batteries. 

 

Supported by blockchain technology, the Battery Passport collects, validates and shares this information with permissioned stakeholders, reducing compliance costs and making it easier for EV manufacturers and consumers to quickly make responsible purchasing decisions.

“Mandatory carbon footprint declaration” is another provision of the EU Battery Regulation, along with establishing carbon footprint performance classes and maximum carbon thresholds as a condition for placement on the market. Transparency of carbon footprint from manufacturing will also be required.

Looking in-depth into the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting requirements from various regulations and considering the general industry-wide progress on GHG reporting, the EU Taxonomy and the EC Battery Directive will be challenging for companies to adapt to in a short period of time without using adequate technologies to help substantiate sustainability claims – like those enabled by the Everledger Passport. 

The Everledger Battery Passport

Your Total Compliance Technology Solution

The Commission proposes mandatory requirements for all batteries (i.e. industrial, automotive, electric vehicle and portable) placed on the EU market.

Requirements such as use of responsibly sourced materials with restricted use of hazardous substances, minimum content of recycled materials, carbon footprint, performance and durability and labelling, as well as meeting collection and recycling targets, are essential for the development of more sustainable and competitive battery industry across Europe and around the world.

Repair, Repurpose, Refurbish, & Remanufacture

How can the Everledger Platform help?

Identify batteries suitable for repurposing and carry over data from first life batteries to help reduce compliance costs.

Measure #2
Second-life of Industrial Batteries

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EC Regulation Measure

European Commission outlines the following criteria for second life battery producers:
“Mandatory declaration of levels of recycled content in 2025, and Mandatory levels of recycled content in 2030 and 2035”
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End of Life Management

How can the Everledger Platform help?

Capture and report collection activities including volumes, weights, minerals content and more.

Measure #4
Collection rate for automotive and industrial batteries

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EC Regulation Measure

European Commission outlines the following criteria for end of life batteries:
“New reporting system for automotive, EV and industrial batteries, and Collection target for batteries powering light transportation”
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Recycling

How can the Everledger Platform help?

Leverage algorithms to certify materials recovered materials from a recycling process and verify entry of recycled materials back into the battery production chain.

Measure #5
Recycled Materials Recovery​

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EC Regulation Measure

European Commission outlines the following criteria for recyclers:
“Lithium-ion batteries and Co, Ni, Li, Cu: Recycling efficiency lithium-ion batteries: 70% by 2030. Material recovery rates for Co, Ni, Li, Cu: resp. 95%, 95%, 70% and 95% in 2030”
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Carbon Accounting

How can the Everledger Platform help?

Calculate and validate the GHG footprint from mine to recycling, leveraging data and evidence stakeholders  post on the blockchain. Offset tool will also be integrated.

Measure #6
Carbon footprint for industrial and EV batteries

View Proposed Battery Regulation Details

EC Regulation Measure

European Commission outlines the following criteria for the industry:
“Mandatory Carbon Footprint declaration, including carbon footprint performance classes and maximum carbon thresholds for batteries as a condition for placement on the market.”
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Automotive & Battery Manufacturers

How can the Everledger Platform help?

Validate responsible sourcing
of critical battery minerals.

Measure #9
Recycled content in industrial, EV and automotive batteries​

View EC's Battery Directive Details

EC Regulation Measure

European Commission outlines the following criteria for manufacturers:
“Mandatory declaration of levels of recycled content in 2025, and Mandatory levels of recycled content in 2030 and 2035”
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Lifecycle Management

How can the Everledger Platform help?

Reduce producer responsibility costs by enabling transparent traceability and validating compliance data.

Measure #10
Extended Producer Responsibility​

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EC Regulation Measure

European Commission outlines the following criteria for manufacturers:
“Clear specification for extended producer responsibility obligations for industrial batteries. Minimum standards for PROs.”
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Everledger Battery Passport

How can the Everledger Platform help?

Access and securely share critical battery management data on a permissioned basis with all the members of the value stream.

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Measure #12
Provision of Information

View Proposed Battery Regulation Details

EC Regulation Measure

European Commission outlines the following criteria for the industry:
“Provision of basic information (as labels, technical documentation or online). Provision of more specific information to end-users and economic operators (with selective access). Setting up an electronic information exchange system for batteries and a passport scheme (for industrial and electric vehicle batteries only)”
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Critical Minerals Extraction & Processing

How can the Everledger Platform help?

Identify, validate and track provenance of battery minerals from the mine.

Measure #13
Supply-chain due diligence for raw materials in industrial and EV batteries

View Proposed Battery Regulation Details

EC Regulation Measure

European Commission outlines the following criteria for critical mineral suppliers and OEMs:
“ Mandatory supply chain due diligence”
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Case Studies

Carrie George, the Vice President and Head of Sustainability & Impact at Everledger, said in her interview with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), “There’s no perfect data. There’s better, valuable, and reasonable data that is applicable to the supply chain”. With the increasing general public demand for corporations to play positive environmental roles, there are countless companies committed to accelerating the transition to zero-carbon across their value chains and operations.

While COVID-19 caused a global slump in the automotive market last year, electric vehicle (EV) sales actually increased 45% year-on-year in Europe, passing 15% of total market share. This rapid growth in the EV industry is pushing battery repurposing, recycling and disposal up the agenda. The European Commission has taken proactive measures to regulate the expected 14-fold growth in EV and portable batteries over the next decade, as part of its European Green Deal to achieve climate neutrality and zero pollution targets by 2050.

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