- Blockchain company Circularise is set to join the Global Battery Alliance (GBA) to hasten the development of sustainable battery passports, a move that underscores the growing need for traceability and sustainability in the electric vehicle (EV) and industrial battery sector.
- Circularise’s digital product passports provide detailed information about a battery’s origin, chemical composition, manufacturing history, and sustainability performance, which complies with various international regulations, including the EU’s 2026 requirement and Japan’s 2024 disclosure requirement for EV battery CO2 emissions.
- The membership announcement highlights a collaborative step toward increased transparency in the battery supply chain and the promotion of circularity, environmental protection, and sustainable development, reflecting the shared vision of the GBA and Circularise.
Blockchain technology company Circularise has announced its new membership with the Global Battery Alliance (GBA), bolstering the international effort to implement sustainable battery passports and secure the future of the EV and industrial battery supply chain.
Circularise’s proprietary digital product passports, integral for traceability and sustainability, align perfectly with the requirements set by various global regulations. The European Union, for instance, mandates that all EV and industrial battery manufacturers have a battery passport detailing product origin, composition, repair, disassembly options, and recycling possibilities by 2026. Japan is also joining this eco-conscious effort, introducing a CO2 emission disclosure requirement for EV batteries in 2024. The USA’s Inflation Reduction Act already necessitates a record of a battery’s production history and composition.
As a leading player in secure data collection and exchange, Circularise’s software provides detailed insight into material provenance, battery chemical makeup, manufacturing history, and sustainability performance, ensuring compliance with stringent environmental and social standards.
“We are delighted to welcome Circularise into the Global Battery Alliance to drive our shared vision of circularity, environmental protection, and sustainable development with battery passports as a key instrument,” said Inga Petersen, Executive Director of the Global Battery Alliance.
Circularise’s Co-Founder, Mesbah Sabur, shared his enthusiasm about the new partnership, stating:
“Tracing batteries is a complex problem that no organization can solve alone. We are excited to join forces with the Global Battery Alliance and help all 140 members with our knowledge about digital product passports and the circular economy that we have gained over the last seven years.”
Circularise’s membership in the GBA marks a significant collaborative step toward increased transparency in the battery supply chain, leveraging blockchain technology to revolutionize EV battery lifecycle tracking, and setting a new standard for the future of sustainable development.