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Elinior Batteries: congratulates SINTEF on opening their battery lab in Trondheim

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Date: February 8, 2023

In the presence of employees and guests from research, education and industry, CEO of SINTEF Alexandra Bech Gjørv and Norway’s Minister of Industry Jan Christian Vestre declared the SINTEF battery lab open. 

In 2022, we will have a turnover of NOK 100 million on battery research, and we are involved in ongoing EU projects corresponding to approximately NOK 1 billion, says Alexandra Bech Gjørv, CEO at SINTEF. We conduct battery research along the entire value chain, and the researchers who will run this lab are heavily involved in the next generation of sustainable batteries, Gjørv concludes.

Earlier this year, Elinor Batteries and SINTEF signed an MoU on strategic cooperation in which the battery lab is central. The goal of the collaboration is to create sustainable and competitive battery production in central Norway while simultaneously building a world-class competence environment on batteries through SINTEF’s Battery Lab.

Elinor Batteries can use the SINTEF battery lab’s expertise and facilities to become a qualified supplier in the market even before the company’s own battery factory is finalized in 2026. When industry meets research in this way, it’s a recipe for success, says Terje Andersen, CEO at Elinor Batteries. I got an adrenaline rush from exploring the lab. We look forward to working together here, and we are already underway, Andersen concludes.

When Elinor Batteries starts the first construction phase of its factory in Orkland in 2024, it will be Norway’s third gigafactory for batteries. Freyr is already working on its factory in Mo i Rana, and Morrow Batteries started construction in Arendal in January this year.