Northvolt to establish state-of-the-art production facility for battery systems

Press Releases   •   Oct 22, 2018 11:30 CEST

In order to meet the increased demand for complete battery solutions on the European market, Northvolt today announced it is establishing a new facility to industrialize and produce battery modules.

Northvolt secures environmental permit for Europe's largest battery factory

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2018 11:15 CEST

Northvolt today received the environmental permit for the establishment of Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery cell factory. Ground preparations on the factory site, which marks the initial step of the construction phase, will now begin on June 8.

Siemens and Northvolt partner in next generation lithium-ion battery cell production

News   •   May 25, 2018 12:00 CEST

Siemens and Northvolt today announced a partnership for the development of best-in-class technology to produce high-quality, green lithium-ion batteries. The partnership, which will be supported by Siemens through an investment of EUR 10 million, also includes the supply of lithium-ion batteries.

Skellefteå Kraft and Northvolt in strategic partnership to develop sustainable energy solutions

News   •   May 23, 2018 09:33 CEST

Skellefteå Kraft has partnered with Northvolt to develop sustainable solutions for energy storage and district heating.

Northvolt kicks off construction for Northvolt Labs –  establishment marks first step towards European large-scale battery cell manufacturing

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2018 11:30 CEST

Northvolt today kicked off the construction of Northvolt Labs. Once completed in 2019, the cutting edge scale-up and research facility will be used to develop, test and industrialize lithium-ion battery cells before large-scale production.

Media invitation: The next step towards the establishment of a European value chain for large-scale battery manufacturing

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2018 13:43 CEST

With the mission to enable the transition to renewable energy and electrification, Northvolt one year ago launched its plans to build Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery factory. The team is now entering the next phase of its mission, and on April 27 media is invited to the official kick-off for the establishment of Northvolt Labs.

Blog post: Cells, modules and packs – what is a battery?

Blog posts   •   Mar 13, 2018 09:35 CET

When people talk about batteries, they sometimes talk about different things. And as batteries are becoming a key enabler to the electrification of Europe, many people have asked what a battery really is, and how Northvolt’s large-scale lithium-ion battery factory fits into the picture in relation to other battery related initiatives out there. Here is how it works.

EU to support Northvolt’s European battery project with InnovFin backing

News   •   Feb 12, 2018 20:48 CET

The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan request from Northvolt AB. The financing, a facility of up to EUR 52.5 million, is projected to be supported by InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators’s Energy Demonstration Projects facility, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments.

The parties will now finalise negotiations and, after signature, Northvolt is expected to begin construction of its demonstration line in the coming months. This facility will serve to show the commercial viability of the concept and to qualify and industrialize products together with Northvolt’s customers. The produced batteries are targeted for use in transport, stationary storage, and industrial and consumer applications.

The demonstration site will also comprise a research facility and in total the Västerås operations will employ between 300-400 people. The launch of the demonstration plant is a key step towards the establishment of Northvolt’s large-scale li-ion battery factory in Skellefteå, eventually targeting a production of 32 GWh worth of battery capacity annually.

Ambroise Fayolle, vice-president of the EIB, commented: “The Bank is fulfilling one of its main purposes by supporting this type of research and development in Europe. With the growing momentum of clean energy and electric mobility, batteries will become ever more important. Europe is currently lagging behind when it comes to battery manufacturing and this highly innovative and strategic project deserves European backing to fill that gap.”

Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt, added: “Europe is moving rapidly towards electrification. Northvolt’s objective is to build the world’s greenest battery to enable the transition. With the support from the European Investment Bank and the European Union, we are now one step closer to establishing a competitive European battery manufacturing value chain.”

Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič said: "Batteries are a strategic component of our competitiveness and to capture a new European market worth EUR 250 billion annually as of 2025, we need to act fast. I therefore welcome the decision taken by the EIB, which will help this industry-led project take off the ground. It is important to pool all available instruments at the national and European level, such as InnovFin. The European Battery Alliance will continue supporting prospective partnerships throughout the value chain."

EC Commissioner Carlos Moedas, in charge of Research, Science and Innovation, said: "I am happy to see EU loans enabling real market-creating innovation. With 40% of all patents for renewable technologies belonging to European companies, the EU is undoubtedly leading the fight against climate change. But many of Europe's great innovations in clean energy technologies end up being produced elsewhere, meaning that others make much more money out of European innovations than we do. Today's decision will help to correct this."

The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan request from Northvolt AB. The financing, a facility of up to EUR 52.5 million, is projected to be supported by InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators’s Energy Demonstration Projects facility, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments.

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The Swedish Energy Agency supports the establishment of Northvolt Labs

News   •   Feb 05, 2018 11:42 CET

The Swedish Energy Agency today announced it will support the establishment of Northvolt’s demonstration line, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, Sweden, with a grant up to SEK 146 million.

Northvolt Labs, which in addition to the demonstration line also will include a research facility, will be used to qualify and industrialize products and processes together with Northvolt’s partners and customers. The launch of Northvolt Labs is a key step towards the establishment of Northvolt’s large-scale lithium-ion battery factory in Skellefteå, Sweden, which will serve as the main production site and include active material preparation, cell assembly, recycling and auxiliaries.

The Swedish Energy Agency today announced it will support the establishment of Northvolt’s demonstration line, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, Sweden, with a grant up to SEK 146 million. 

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Scania and Northvolt partner for heavy vehicle electrification

Press Releases   •   Jan 25, 2018 12:30 CET

Scania and Northvolt have jointly agreed to develop and commercialise battery cell technology for heavy commercial vehicles. Scania today announces that it is investing EUR 10 million in the partnership to enhance further development and support the establishment of Northvolt's demonstration line and research facility.

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