ABB & Northvolt enter battery recycling partnership
ABB and Northvolt have expanded an existing partnership to include battery recycling at the Revolt Ett battery recycling facility being established by Northvolt in Skellefteå, northern Sweden.
ABB will provide “process electrification” at the Revolt Ett facility, an ABB statement said.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
Revolt Ett will ultimately process 125,000 tons of end-of-life batteries and battery production waste each year, making it the largest plant of its kind in the world, according to ABB. It will service Northvolt’s gigafactory on the same site, which brought one production block online in 2022 and will establish others to reach an annual production capacity of 60 GWh.
“Batteries are a critical technology within the energy transition,” said Emma Nehrenheim, chief environmental officer at Northvolt. “But with massive growth in battery demand it is critical that we secure solutions to recycle batteries and ensure reliable, sustainable supply of critical minerals. This new facility Revolt Ett will help us achieve both of these goals as we work towards our mission of building the world’s greenest battery.”
Staffan Södergård, business unit manager, battery manufacturing, process industries at ABB said: “This is ABB’s first order within the strategically important battery recycling segment. In conjunction with a trusted partner in Northvolt, this project offers us the opportunity to help our customers avoid carbon emissions, reuse material and protect critical supply chains.”