CE-PASS is designed around two distinct use cases: internal combustion engine, and traction batteries for electric vehicles.

The project investigates how engineers can already at the design stage, assess downstream effects like life cycle costs, ecological benefits or circularity potential of their design decisions. A prototype system of a DPP will be built and included as a platform-based service thus combining design, lifecycle analysis, and exploration of feedback channels from recyclers to production and design, with a view to optimizing product value retention in the Circular Economy. Special emphasis is on the notion of a DPP combining aspects of Industry 4.0 standards with stakeholder-oriented perspectives on the ecological footprint of industrial products.

The project is also intended to pave the way for a larger endeavour in future Horizon Europe calls.