ABB and Northvolt partner for Europe’s largest battery factory
ABB and Northvolt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a wide-ranging supply and technology partnership, including products and services for Northvolt’s state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery factory and close collaboration on development of battery solutions and R&D activities. ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) will support the initial phase of this project through an early investment.
Northvolt proceeds with Västerås and Skellefteå in the site selection process of establishing a large-scale battery factory in Europe
Today, Northvolt took the next step towards establishing a large-scale battery factory in Europe. During the coming fall, public consultations for the establishment of a large-scale production of lithium-ion batteries will be undertaken in the two Swedish municipalities Skellefteå and Västerås.
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.
Northvolt Strengthens Team
Northvolt continues its work to build a world-class operational project team. We’re proud to announce several key hirings and one new Industrial Advisor.
Next step in Northvolt’s site-selection process
Northvolt proceeds with discussions with eight Swedish and two Finnish municipalities to identify the optimal site for a large scale battery production facility. Physical preconditions, logistics, local business climate and the ability to attract highly skilled labor have been particularly important in the selection process.
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