Revolt Ett, the battery recycling plant that will be capable to process 125,000 tons of end-of-life batteries and battery production waste each year, will benefit from ABB electrification and automation technology. Northvolt and ABB have indeed enhanced their long-standing collaboration in the field of green batteries. In fact, since 2017, ABB has already delivered key electrification and automation equipment to power Northvolt Ett gigafactory for lithium-ion batteries in Sweden.

Northvolt with ABB for battery recycling

ABB will deliver switchgears and variable speed drives to the facility, which will match the speed of the processes taking place in the factory, ramping power up and down as required, saving energy, improving performance and lowering maintenance. The facility is a key part of Northvolt’s sustainability ambitions and will start operations in 2023. The company plans to reduce the carbon footprint of its batteries to 10 kg CO2e per kilowatt hour (kWh) by 2030, compared to an industry reference of 98 kg CO2e per kilowatt hour (kWh). Key to achieving this target, Northvolt Ett is powered by 100 percent fossil-free energy.

Northvolt Ett battery gigafactory is located near the port of Skellefteå in northern Sweden. Northvolt is a European supplier of high-quality battery cells and systems and was founded to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future and with a mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint.


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