INTRODUCTION FOR BATTERIES REGULATION (EU) 2023/1542

INTRODUCTION FOR BATTERIES REGULATION (EU) 2023/1542

RELEASE DATE:2023-12-12 10:22
Brief: REGULATION (EU) 2023/1542 (referred to as the New Battery Regulation) OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 12 July 2023 concerning batteries and waste batteries, amending Directive 2008/98/EC and Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and repealing Directive 2006/66/EC,which take effect from 17 August 2023.


SCOPE
1. Portable battery;
2. Starting, lighting and ignition batteries (SLI batteries);
3. Light means of transport batteries (LMT batteries);
4. Electric vehicle batteries;
5. Industrial batteries.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Batteries shall only be placed on the market or put into service if they meet: 
1. Restrictions on substances
Product
Conditions of restriction
Mercury
Batteries shall not contain more than 0,0005 % of mercury by weight.
Cadmium
Portable batteries shall not contain more than 0,002 % of cadmium by weight
Lead
Portable batteries shall not contain more than 0,01 % of lead by weight

2. Carbon footprint
(1) Carbon footprint declaration: Carbon footprint declaration shall be drawn up for each battery model 
(2) Carbon footprint performance class:Label indicating the carbon footprint of the battery declaring the carbon footprint performance class
(3) Carbon footprint maximum threshold :Carbon footprint value for the relevant battery model is below the maximum threshold

3. Recycled content
Recycle information:Batteries be accompanied by documentation containing information about the percentage share of cobalt, lithium or nickel that is present in active materials and that has been recovered from battery manufacturing waste or post-consumer waste.
From August 18, 2031, the recycling ratio of cobalt will reach 16%, the recycling ratio of lead will reach 85%, the recycling ratio of lithium will reach 6%, and the recycling ratio of nickel will reach 6%. There will be higher requirements by 2036.

4. Performance and durability requirements
Portable batteries of general use, excluding button cells, rechargeable industrial batteries with a capacity greater than 2 kWh, LMT batteries and electric vehicle batteries shall be accompanied by a document containing values for the electrochemical performance and durability parameters.
From August 18, 2028, there will be limited value requirements for the electrochemical performance and durability of portable batteries.

5. Safety of stationary battery energy storage systems

6. Labelling and marking of batteries
(1) General information on batteries:Manufacturer information, weight, capacity, chemical, hazardous substances and available fire extinguishing agents, etc.
(2) Separate collection symbol

(3) QRcode、battery passport:The battery passport should be accessible through a QR code. The battery passport contains almost all information about the battery, including general battery information, hazardous material components, carbon footprint information, recycled components, positive and negative electrodes and electrolyte materials, and disassembly. information, test report result information, etc.

7.Information on the state of health and expected lifetime of batteries
Up-to-date data for the parameters for determining the state of health and expected lifetime of batteries shall be contained in the battery management system of stationary battery energy storage systems, LMT batteries and electric vehicle batteries.

8.Certification policy
CE Certification
CE Certification+Assessment of its quality system
1. Restrictions on substances
2. Performance and durability requiretteries and LMT batteries
3. Safety of stationary battery energy storage systems
4. Labelling and marking of batteries
5. Information on the state of health and expected lifetime of batteries
1. Carbon footprint
2. Recycled contentments for batteries

COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS
1. Obligations of economic operators as regards battery due diligence policies
Economic operators that had a net turnover of less than EUR 40 million in the financial year preceding the last financial year, shall take the obligations as regards battery due diligence policies.
Economic operators that place batteries on the market or put them into service shall fulfil the due diligence obligations meet economic operators’ management systems, risk management obligations and disclosure of battery due diligence policy information requirements shall, to that end, set up and implement battery due diligence policies
The notified body shall carry out third-party verifications and issue a verification report.

2. Collection of waste batteries
Producers shall have extended producer responsibility for batteries that they make available on the market for the first time within the territory of a Member State.
Producers of batteries,  producer responsibility organisations, shall take back, free of charge and without an obligation on the end-user to buy a new battery, nor to have bought the battery from them, and shall ensure that all waste batteries regardless of their nature, chemical composition, condition, brand, or origin of the respective category that they have made available on the market for the first time in the territory of that Member State are collected separately.

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