The new European Battery Regulation is just around the corner and finds Flash Battery ready to implement its principles and dynamics. Together with Marco Righi, CEO of the Emilian company, we explore what will be the main requirements that manufacturers will have to comply with in order to guarantee the sustainability of the supply chain
It is expected to be brought to us in June 2023, the long-awaited European regulation that will provide a precise framework for the sustainable future of batteries. The European Regulation designed to bring sustainability to the production chain of these components – integrating the technological progress of batteries with the least impact on the environment – is now a precise point of reference for every manufacturer faced with requirements, measures and specific activities to be carried out in order to market any type of battery in the European Union.
The previous reference was European Directive 2006/66/EC, which is now obsolete – due to the current technological development of the sector – and with a significant need for updating in order to regulate the correct recovery and disposal of the latest generation of batteries.
The new EU Battery Regulation is undoubtedly a modern answer to guarantee the sustainability of the entire value chain in the long term. The final text of the Regulation, agreed between the European Commission, Parliament and Council, has been finalised on 9 December 2022 and, once published, will gradually replace the previous Directive.