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Battery Live Talk
The new EU Battery Regulation and its carbon footprint rules – a clear commitment to green batteries?
Online | 28 September 2023 | 16:30 – 17:15 CET
Join our Battery Live Talk unravelling EU Batteries Regulation complexities focusing on carbon footprint. We are happy to welcome Claude Chanson of Recharge Batteries and Martin Weinzerl of AVL List GmbH on the panel.
What will be addressed?
- What approaches are there to limiting CO2 emissions of batteries placed on the EU market?
- Are the planned guidelines to calculate the carbon footprint reasonable?
- Can the regulation on battery carbon footprint (BCF) lead to a massive deployment of sustainable batteries produced in Europe?
Battery manufacturers targeting the European market are now facing a transformative task - they must disclose the full carbon footprint of their products, from mining to production to recycling. This data will then be used to establish different performance classes, and ultimately set a maximum CO2 limit for batteries coming into and produced in Europe.
The latest draft report from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission proposes battery carbon footprint calculation rules. One main aspect to calculate the BCF is the definition of the functional unit (used to measure the total energy provided by the battery over its service life and thereby the efficiency or BCF performance class of a single battery). Another important point within the JRC guidelines is the calculation of the carbon footprint of the electricity generated for the production of batteries (e.g. to be proofed by guarantees of origin). Both aspects can be regulated in a more or less stricter sustainable way. Do the rules proposed by the Joint Research Centre reflect a clear commitment to green batteries?
Join us for this virtual panel discussion, broadcast live from stage of the IPCEI EuBatIn Days in Vienna.
This discussion format is free of charge and opens a channel for critical reflection on important questions that arise within the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) European Battery Innovation.
The event is organised by the accompanying research of the IPCEI EuBatIn, managed by VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.