Northvolt’s recycling program, Revolt, has produced its first battery cell with 100 per cent recycled nickel, manganese and cobalt. The subsequent material validation and electrochemical performance testing demonstrated that cells produced with recycled metals performs on par with cells produced with freshly mined metals.
Northvolt is committed to accelerate battery recycling and its impact on battery production. Therefore, the company aims to expand its recycling plant capacity to 125,000 tonnes of batteries per year, which amounts to approximately 30 GWh of battery production annually.
using recycled minerals at scale will be a key enabler in creating the world’s greenest batteries
“Being able to use recycled minerals at scale will be a key enabler in creating the world’s greenest batteries. This milestone is an example of the ingenuity and ambition that exists in the Revolt programme, and further strengthens Northvolt’s position as an industry leader. It proves that recycling is a viable and attractive alternative to sourcing freshly mined minerals, which could account for a significant portio of Northvolt's yearly production,” says Carl-Erik Lagercrantz, Chairman of Northvolt.