Jan 13, 2023 - 02:03 pm
Impact Clean Power to source battery cells from Freyr
The budding Norwegian battery cell manufacturer Freyr announced its first customer in the e-mobility sector: Impact Clean Power Technology (ICPT), a Polish manufacturer of battery systems for heavy-duty vehicles. The framework agreement between Freyr and ICPT is not yet binding, however.
Nov 14, 2022 - 03:51 pm
Freyr purchases land in Georgia for battery plant
The Norwegian company Freyr has acquired a site for its first battery cell factory in the USA called Giga America. The factory will be built in Coweta County in the state of Georgia and is expected to launch with an annual capacity of about 34 GWh.
Oct 28, 2022 - 01:59 pm
Freyr to source battery materials from Itochu
Norwegian battery company Freyr has entered into a cooperation agreement with Japan-based trading company Itochu to secure the raw materials needed for Freyr’s planned gigawatt-scale battery production.
Oct 22, 2022 - 05:43 pm
European battery manufacturers launch non-profit ‘Upcell’
The non-profit organisation “Upcell – European Battery Manufacturing Alliance” was recently founded in Paris. The members and partners have set themselves the task of building a European value chain for batteries and thus accelerating the transition to electromobility.
Aug 30, 2022 - 02:35 pm
Freyr joins Nidec in Energy Storage Solutions business
Freyr has found its first major customer for battery cells from its debut factory in Rana, Norway. The Norwegian battery company struck a deal with the Japanese Nidec Corporation to supply 38 GWh of LFP battery cells from 2025 to 2030, with the option to increase the volume.
Aug 23, 2022 - 03:31 pm
Freyr opens tech centre in Boston
The Norwegian battery company Freyr has opened its first technology centre in the USA. It is located in Boston with partner 24M Technologies. While Freyr continues to search for a location for its announced US battery cell factory, the new centre is intended to support technological development.
Aug 12, 2022 - 03:11 pm
Freyr opens business unit in Japan
Norwegian battery company Freyr has opened its first location in Asia. The office is located in Fukuoka, Japan, and includes a technology resource campus.
Jun 29, 2022 - 04:29 pm
Freyr Board approves first battery cell factory
The Freyr Board has approved the Norwegian company to build the first battery cell factory in Rana, Norway, for production to start in the first half of 2024. Called Giga Arctic, the plant has been designed for an annual capacity of 29 GWh, according to the plan now approved.
Feb 22, 2022 - 11:09 am
Norway invests in sustainable battery production
The Norwegian government’s Green Platform initiative has approved around 100 million Norwegian kroner (about 9.8 million euros) to support the research project ‘Sustainable Materials for the Battery Value Chain’ to establish sustainable battery production in the country.
Feb 3, 2022 - 03:33 pm
Freyr signs several supply agreements
Norwegian battery company Freyr has signed nine framework agreements with suppliers of battery materials for its CQP production line under construction in Mo i Rana. Four remaining framework agreements are in the final stages of negotiation.
Jan 12, 2022 - 01:47 pm
Freyr & Aleees launch LFP joint venture
The Norwegian battery company Freyr and Aleees, a Taiwanese manufacturer of LFP cathode materials, have agreed to establish a joint venture. The planned joint venture is to build an LFP cathode factory in the Nordic region.
Nov 16, 2021 - 01:55 pm
Freyr signs with Glencore for 1,500 tonnes of cathode material
After an agreement in principle between Freyr and the raw materials trader Glencore at the beginning of the year, a first concrete contract now follows: It fixes the delivery of up to 1,500 tonnes of cathode material with partially recycled cobalt from Glencore’s Nikkelverk plant in Norway.
Oct 13, 2021 - 04:01 pm
Freyr announces JV with Koch Strategic Platforms
Norwegian battery company Freyr has announced the formation of a joint venture in the US together with Koch Strategic Platforms. The aim of the joint venture is to evaluate the development of a US battery cell factory.
Aug 12, 2021 - 02:02 pm
Freyr considers building battery plant in Finland
The Norwegian company Freyr is taking the first steps towards constructing another battery cell factory – this time in Finland. For this, Freyr has signed two non-binding letters of intent with the Finnish Minerals Group and the Finnish city of Vaasa.
Jul 20, 2021 - 12:02 pm
Freyr makes final investment decision on first cell factory
Freyr has made the final investment decision to construct the first production line for battery cells in Rana, Norway. The so-called Customer Qualification Plant is scheduled to go into operation in the second half of 2022 to produce sample cells for potential customers.
Jun 14, 2021 - 11:29 am
Freyr considers battery manufacturing in North America
Freyr, the Norwegian battery manufacturer, planning a 32 GWh battery cell factory in Norway, is also considering building production capacity in North America. There is talk of potentially setting up a joint venture with an unnamed “large multinational industrial group”.
Feb 1, 2021 - 01:30 pm
Norway’s Freyr merges to list on NYSE
Norway’s battery cell start-up Freyr is about to go public on the US stock exchange, again through merging with an already listed investment firm, Alussa Energy Acquisition Corporation (think SPAC).
Jan 4, 2021 - 02:44 pm
Freyr signs licensing deal with 24M
The Norwegian company Freyr that is planning to build a large battery cell factory in Rana, Norway, has signed a licensing agreement with cell specialist 24M Technologies. The US American spin-off is known for the development of ‘semi-solid’ technology.
Oct 26, 2020 - 05:02 pm
MoU: Siemens Energy to purchase Freyr battery cells
The Norwegian company Freyr is planning a 32 GWh battery cell factory in Norway and has now signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Siemens Energy and Elkem each on the supply of cells and anode active materials.
Aug 20, 2019 - 06:15 pm
Battery making startup Freyr plans belt of Gigafactories
The Norwegian startup Freyr is planning to set up battery cell factories in the gigawatt range. The first plant should be located in Rana, Norway and greater plans for a “Nordic Battery Belt” with at least ten plants are in the pipeline.