March 30, 2023: Freyr Battery held an inaugural ceremony on March 29 for its buyer battery cell qualification plant in northern Norway.
The CQP in Mo i Rana hosts an industrial-scale demonstration battery cells manufacturing line based mostly on the semi-solid lithium ion expertise of 24M.
The ceremony occurred a day after Freyr introduced plans to work with Glencore, Caterpillar, Siemens and the Nidec Company.
Freyr co-founder and CEO Tom Einar Jensen mentioned potential areas of economic collaboration for the companions embrace battery cell manufacturing, recycling, mining and refining and battery storage for electrical energy market.
The CQP launch (see photograph) comes as Freyr continues to construct its ‘Giga Arctic’ battery manufacturing plant on the identical location.
Freyr plans to develop as much as 43GWh of battery cell manufacturing capability by 2025, with the ambition of as much as 83GWh of whole capability by 2028.
The corporate introduced in June that it had signed a battery supplies deal for CQP with China-based Changzhou Senior New Vitality Supplies and Senior Materials (Europe), based mostly in Sweden.
The businesses have reserved unspecified provides of the separator materials till 2028 and Freyr has an possibility to increase the provides till 2031.
These agreements comply with the signing of 9 different agreements with main battery materials suppliers, for what Freyr mentioned are “greater than 90%” of the uncooked materials necessities for the preliminary amenities. , together with CQP.
Freyr additionally purchased a web site within the US state of Georgia to construct the ‘Giga America’ battery cell manufacturing plant.