A new lithium ion battery plant is established in Skellefteå and is one of the biggest industrial investments in Europe.
Electrification and renewable energy storage are the keys to a carbon neutral society. Batteries will enable this transition. The auto industry alone will need batteries in huge numbers to replace fossil fuels with electricity. The ability to store energy is also crucial to free the world’s energy generation and distribution from coal, oil and natural gas.
The environmental and climate benefits of a Swedish large-scale battery production are high. Among other things the carbon dioxide outputs for battery production can, due to the Swedish energy mix, be halved compared to, for example, an Asian energy mix. Batteries will also be of great importance in the transition of the transport system and the way forward to a sustainable Swedish energy system.
Sweden’s unique safe, competitive and green energy system is an important factor in the establishment of this new industry and creation of new jobs. The transition of the transport sector to electrification creates new opportunities, and large-scale battery production is important for Sweden’s central role in this transition to mitigate of the climate impact of the transport sector in Sweden and globally.
Northvolt accelerates this transition by building Europe’s greenest battery factory and enabling this inflection point. Northvolt´s first large-scale battery factory will be established in Skellefteå in Northern Sweden. Northvolt Ett will serve as Northvolt’s primary site for manufacturing of active material, cell assembly, recycling and auxiliaries. The factory is powered by 100 percent clean energy. Large-scale manufacturing will commence in 2021 and annual capacity will ramp up to at least 32 GWh by 2024, with the potential to expand to 40 GWh in the future.
Join a visit to Northvolt Ett and get a glimpse of the challenges and opportunities within Europe´s greenest battery factory in Skellefteå.
Visiting: All year
Duration: 1 hours
Languages: Swedish & English
Contact technical visit: Skellefteå Science City, Sanna Orellano, email: firstname.lastname@example.org