International Battery Workshop

The Secure Handling of Data for a
Globally Networked Circular Value Creation

Online | 13 December 2022 | 17.00 - 20.00 CET / 11 am - 2 pm EST

Battery-electric mobility will be the core technology for road transport of people and goods in the decades to come. To fully redeem on its vast potential of climate protection and to advance social sustainability, it is imperative that social and environmental conditions along the battery value chain must be controlled and trust should be ensured. Sustainability parameters must be made measurable and traceable, and secure data exchange must be facilitated.

To achieve a transparent and trusted shared-data ecosystem, the Battery Passport has been proposed as a centrepiece digital tool. The proposed EU battery regulation will advance this concept further, thus paving the way towards social and environmental sustainability facilitated by transparency, labelling and benchmarking.

During a virtual panel discussion in July 2022, dedicated experts - mainly from Europe - discussed the challenges of data handling in circular economies and debated key statements regarding data governance, using the example of the proposed Battery Passport.

To go a step further, we will discuss these results and challenges for circular economies during a virtual "Expert Panel on the secure handling of data for a globally networked value creation” in connection to Germany’s support of the Global Battery Alliance, founded under the World Economic Forum. Active participation in the panel is upon invitation and the event will be broadcast via an online conference tool to a broad audience with the possibility to interact with the panellists.

Goal of the 4 hrs. panel is to reach consensus on key statements regarding data governance in the circular economy by experts from USA/Canada and the EU. 

The discussion will feature keynote statements on the industrial perspectives from Europe, USA and Canada, followed by brief roundtable discussions dedicated to the following topics:

  • The Battery Passport and Data Governance Rules

  • Creating the Data backbone – Catena-X

  • Towards a data-driven circular economy


Welcome remarks
Bernhard Kluttig, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Welcome note Canada
Nancy Norris, Ministry for Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation for the Government of British Columbia

Industrial Perspective Europe
Claude Chanson, RECHARGE

Industrial Perspective USA/CAN
Steve Christensen, Responsible Battery Coalition

Status Global Battery Alliance
Inga Petersen, GBA

Welcome note USA
Carlton Waterhouse, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

- Panel A -
The Battery Passport and Data Governance Rules
Mathy Stanislaus, Drexel University, Ellen Carey, Circulor, Rajat Rajbhandari, MOBI, Florent Bouguin, Optel
Host: Nikolas Oehl-Schalla, VDI/VDE-IT

- Panel B -
Creating the Data backbone – Catena-X
Adrian von Mühlenen, Catena-X, Erich Barnstedt, Microsoft, Dtc, Jonathan Wise, CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute, John McGrath, Rocky Mountain Institute
Host: Christoph Sprung, VDI/VDE-IT

- Panel C -
Towards a data-driven circular economy
Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, Circulor; Bob Galyen, GalyenEnergy; Brian Engle; Amphenol
Host: Roman Korzynietz, VDI/VDE-IT

Closing remarks - Summary & Outlook
Tim Schulze, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Uwe Seidel, VDI/VDE-IT


Join us for the unique opportunity to co-shape this process and discover insights and views from high-level experts.

The panel will be hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

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