Blog post: Cells, modules and packs – what is a battery?
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.
An internship with a cause – writing a master’s thesis at Northvolt
Right now, students can join Northvolt’s mission and write a master’s thesis on topics related to battery technology. Ida Carlsson and Maria Pirttiniemi are just about to finalize their thesis on sustainability considerations in purchasing of critical battery materials. Their advice to fellow engineering students is to look for a thesis topic that they feel really passionate about.
Batteries will revolutionize the energy sector
Batteries have just begun transforming the mobile and transport sectors. Next in line is the energy sector where batteries can deliver multiple services and at the same time enable the integration of high levels of renewable energy.
In the early 1980s the researcher Akira Yoshino got the task from Sony to develop a safer and better battery for portable camcorders. After a few years intensive wo