SandGrain announces an Award under the take-off program of the NWO

The Netherlands – February 17, 2022 – SandGrain was awarded a subsidy for a study into the life cycle traceability of batteries for the creation of battery passports.

Under the take-off program, the NWO (De Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek) subsidizes start-ups to be able to perform feasibility studies.

SandGrain and TNO Automotive (Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek) will perform a study on how to intergrade its innovative authentication platform in battery systems to create a battery passport. The added value of such a passport is to uniquely identify and authenticate each battery cell and through that enable the registration of its usage throughout its lifecycle all the way to the end of life. The intended system also provides a basis for a return to and recycling by its original manufacturer adding to a greener world.

Sustainability is served by traceability and counterfeit protection!

The project will start in March and will last 6 months.

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