The Northvolt blueprint for battery manufacturing is founded around a commitment to sustainability. To us, that means a minimal environmental footprint, embedding circular processes at every opportunity and conscientious sourcing of raw materials. These efforts are key to success for a battery-enabled, electrified future, but are not enough in isolation. We must extend our commitment to sustainability by establishing a robust ecosystem for battery recycling and ensure we close the loop on batteries.
Powered by 100 percent renewable power from the north of Sweden, our large-scale manufacturing process at Northvolt Ett will produce close to zero emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. But we want to do better than that. That is why we are supporting our customers with electrified solutions to replace diesel trucks for mining operations and working to make our own value chain as green as possible.
Sustainability in material flows can only be ensured by careful and industrialized recycling of elements. In a circular economy, each battery cell should find its way back to the production line in one way or another. By first dismantling and recycling batteries to an elemental level and then refining materials, we can reintroduce these valuable resources back into the production line, offset the need for mining and reduce battery costs.