New factory will pave way for Nordic battery belt

Norwegian industrial chemical group Elkem has decided to build a factory to make graphite anodes, a main component of Li-ion batteries.

Illustration of the factory. | Photo: PR / Elkem

In handful of years, the Nordic region has become Europe's new hotspot for battery production, and now Norwegian industrial chemical group Elkem aims to accelerate this development by setting up a new factory dubbed Northern Recharge.

The plant will be located at the Herøya industrial park in the town of Porsgrunn nestled between Oslo and Kristiansand and will produce graphite anodes, a main component in Li-ion battery cells.

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