Norwegian Giga Battery Factories

The Norwegian Giga Battery Factories (NorGiBatF) is a competence project funded by the Research Council of Norwegian and several Norwegian industry partners. The project is headed by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) with scientific partners from IFE, SINTEF and Technical University of Braunschweig. The industry partners are FREYR, BEYONDER, NORSIRK, Nordic Mining and Norsk Hydro.

Several Norwegian industries are planning large scale (GWh) battery cell factories to produce batteries for export. This could enable new industries to emerge in Norway. The project aims to support these industries by developing competence into energy efficient battery cell production and enable a world-leading research environment within industrial battery production here in Norway.

The project is organized in five work packages that support all activities with a main focus on battery production and factory development:

  • Life-cycle assessments
  • Aspect of solvents in electrode fabrication
  • Electrolyte treatment and filling
  • Cell production developments
  • Factory building analysis.

IFE will contribute to four of the work packages and lead the work package on cell production developments. From IFE senior research scientists Jan Petter Mæhlen and Preben J. S. Vie will participate.