BloqSens AG

solutions & services for secure data handling

Founded in Basel, Switzerland, BloqSens AG combines decades of experience from two business areas.

More than ten years of experience in the smart metering business meets more than twenty years of expertise in the implementation of complex web, platform, database and API projects.

With BloqSens AG we combine this expertise and offer both a scalable and customizable platform solution as well as consulting services and development of smart IoT hardware  with our partner network. 

Our dynamic team boasts exceptional proficiencies in IoT, intelligent data processing and blockchain solutions.

We develop solutions that can be used across industries and are tailored to individual customer requirements.

The BloqSens Digital Battery Passport is aimed at battery manufacturers, companies that are active in the 2nd life of batteries and battery recyclers.

Our (IoT) solutions and services are suitable for a wide range of industries such as logistics / supply chain, energy / renewable energies, Industry 4.0 / smart factories, healthcare, insurance and many more.

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Digital Product Passports (DPP)

We are developing a solution for creating digital product passports (DPP).
These DPPs are a key element of the EU's planned Ecodesign Regulation for Sustainable Products (ESPR). They are intended to improve the traceability of products and their components and promote the circular economy. The digital product passports are easily accessible by scanning a QR code on the product. They contain information such as the shelf life and reparability, the recycled content or the availability of spare parts for a product. The aim is to facilitate the EU's transition to a circular economy.

Digital Battery Passports - the first obligatory DPPs introduced

The digital battery passport is a core element of the new EU Battery Regulation, serves as the first digital product passport in the EU and will be mandatory for many types of batteries from 2027. It contains information on the composition of the battery (such as the origin of the materials and their recycling options), but also documents the entire life cycle of a battery along its value chain.
The aim of the battery passport is to improve transparency and sustainability in the battery industry in order to reduce the environmental impact of batteries and promote the circular economy.

What we do for you

Consulting
We advise and support you in the implementation of digital product passports, especially regarding battery passports as required by EU regulations.

Services
We offer feasibility studies, proofs of concepts (PoC), minimum viable products (MVP) and complete product passport solutions.

Solutions
With the BloqSens Battery Passport we provide the ideal solution for the certification and tracking of batteries for a sustainable circular economy.

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IoT Sensor data handling

We ensure the utmost security for your IoT data with tamper-proof processing by notarizing with distributed ledger technologies (DLT; Blockchain).

We can guide you through the entire process of processing your IoT/sensor data and offer the right solution for every step:
capturing/collecting data – transfer data – process data – visualize data – analyze data – store data

What we do for you

Services
Optimizing your system solutions that elevate data security and fortify defenses against manipulation. Offering feasibility studies, proofs of concepts (PoC) and minimum viable products (MVP).

Solutions
Ensuring the utmost security for your IoT data with tamper-proof processing by notarizing with Blockchain technology.

Basel, 28 May 2024

The Clock is Ticking: Work on the Swiss “Battery Passport” in Full Swing

  • BloqSens Ltd enters a  partnership with  innovation center CSEM.
  • Together they are  developing the Swiss  battery passport.
  • From February 2027, all  industrial batteries in circulation in the EU  must be identifiable and traceable via a digital passport.

Basel, 28 May 2024 – As the EU will introduce a “passport obligation” for industrial batteries in 2027, Swiss market players will also have to adapt. BloqSens Ltd. has therefore teamed up with the technology innovation center CSEM to launch an EUcompliant digital battery passport “Made in Switzerland”.

Anyone travelling abroad must show their biometric passport, depending on their destination. This important document not only provides detailed information about a person’s identity, but also shows where they have been in the past. “Our battery passport fulfills more or less the same function for batteries,” explains Peter Krummenacher, CEO of Basel-based BloqSens AG. The company, which specializes in the development of IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, is pushing ahead with the development of the battery passport. Time is of the essence: By 18 February 2027, all industrially used batteries circulating in or exported to the EU must be identifiable and traceable via a passport.

Major consequences for Switzerland
What does the EU hope to achieve with this step – and why is this legislation also important for Switzerland? Basically, the battery passport is intended to promote the circular economy for industrial batteries. For example, a car battery can be adapted for use in a residential building. The converted battery can then be used to store solar energy. This second life cycle for resource-intensive batteries is an important step towards a more sustainable future. Theoretically, third and fourth life cycles are possible as well. In addition to this reuse, the focus is also on the recycling of the raw materials used in the construction of the batteries, since they contain useful metals such as nickel and cobalt, as well as rare resources such as lithium.

The battery passport issue is important for Switzerland for a very specific reason, as Andreas Hutter, Head of the CSEM Battery Innovation Hub, explains: “We have a large second-life industry in this country, which is already giving many batteries a new function and thus promoting sustainability.” This sector depends on the ability to continue exporting batteries to the EU or to source batteries from the EU. From 2027, companies in this sector will therefore also have to prove the identity and previous use of their storage systems by means of a battery passport. “A Swiss battery passport solution is therefore an important economic factor and a future competitive advantage,” emphasises Hutter.

The benefits of cooperation
In order to launch the battery passport “Made in Switzerland” on time, BloqSens Ltd. has joined forces with the battery experts at the technology innovation center CSEM. This collaboration is based on a battery prototype that is currently being developed at the CSEM Battery Innovation Hub. The prototype will be able to better map the condition of its individual cells and thus optimize its service life. On this basis, BloqSens Ltd. is developing its battery passport application. This is a key advantage: Since the CSEM prototype already represents the “smart battery of the future”, BloqSens Ltd. can design its digital passport solution to meet future requirements. The company is therefore a significant step ahead at the start of the project.

For the Swiss battery passport, Peter Krummenacher and his team are relying on a decentralized storage solution that makes use of the advantages of blockchain technology. As a result, the stored data is tamper-proof, can be updated automatically, and can be used transparently by authorized parties at any time. In the future, each battery will be labeled with a QR code that provides pre-defined user groups with specific information about the storage.

For Krummenacher, the collaboration with CSEM is a major step forward: “The experts at the CSEM Battery Innovation Hub are contributing their first-class battery expertise to our joint project, and we can take care of all the IT and security aspects.” The result is a battery passport that fulfills European requirements, represents a new seal of quality as a Swiss product, and can also classify the smart batteries of the future.

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Further information

BloqSens AG

Peter Krummenacher
CEO
+41 61 525 00 10
[email protected]

CSEM

Ada Hinrichs
Head Marketing & Communications
+41 78 658 40 42
[email protected]

About BloqSens

BloqSens Ltd, a young company based in Basel, Switzerland, is distinguished by its expertise in the field of distributed ledger technology (DLT). The company specializes in the development of secure and efficient data storage systems for a wide range of applications. In addition to processing IoT data for Industry 4.0, BloqSens Ltd focuses on DLT solutions for digital product passports. The digital battery passport, which is regulated and clearly defined by the EU, is a first application example.

www.bloqsens.com
www.linkedin.com/company/bloqsens

About CSEM - Facing the challenges of our time

CSEM is a Swiss technology innovation center developing advanced technologies with a high societal impact, which it then transfers to industry to strengthen the economy. The non-profit orientated, public-private organization is internationally recognized, and works to support the disruptive activities of companies in Switzerland and abroad. CSEM operates in the domains of precision manufacturing, digitalization, and sustainable energy. To accomplish its mission as gateway between research and economy, CSEM’s 600 employees from 46 countries collaborate with leading universities, scientific institutions, research institutes, and industrial partners. With its six sites in Allschwil, Alpnach, Bern, Landquart, Neuchâtel and Zurich, CSEM is active all over Switzerland.

www.csem.ch
www.linkedin.com/company/csem/

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Data integrity is guaranteed when sensitive data remains intact and complete. Tamper-proof storage of IoT data ensures its integrity, preserving its accuracy and reliability for extensive analysis and informed decision-making.

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Data manipulation by both malicious actors and accidental internal errors is prevented, thus strengthening the resilience and reliability of your systems.

Immutable data foster trust among stakeholders: Tamper-proof data storage instills confidence in customers, partners, and investors. You can focus on your core business and innovations.

Data immutability enables organizations to comply with regulatory requirements and maintain a clear audit trail for accountability purposes.

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Unlike traditional centralized databases, blockchain operates on a decentralized network of nodes, removing the need for a single point of control. This design distributes data across multiple nodes, making it more resilient against hacking attempts or single points of failure.

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Blockchain’s decentralized nature ensures that there is no central point of failure, making it more resistant to DDoS attacks and other malicious attempts to compromise the system.

Blockchain’s consensus mechanisms instill exceptional trust and authenticity in data handling.

Participants can confidently rely on data integrity and verify its origin, fostering unparalleled trust in interactions.

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