Interesting mappings of Norwegian minerals

26.04.2022

It is NRK, the National broadcaster of Norway, that reports The Norwegian geological explorations (NGU) have been mapping findings of minerals and the chemistry of the earth in bedrocks in Trøndelag county in Mid Norway. The researcher Ida Hilde Gunleiksrud tells NRK that the result is a new map that says something about the potential for various mineral resources in this area, as copper, zink, nickel, and possibly cobolt, according to NRK.

NRK also reports that the county of Møre and Romsdal on the west coast of Norway, have ordered similar mappings from NGU to map their mineral and chemistry in the bedrocks of their region.

Read article from NRK: "Kamp om mineraler kan gi liv i gamle gruver"

- At FREYR Battery, we see positively on these movements as a progress from Norway and the Nordics in longterm creating a localized raw material chain, says EVP Supply Chain Management FREYR Battery, Tilo Hauke. Performing mineral mappings is important, as knowledge is step number one on the way to sustainable supply for industry, and in particular the battery cell industry for the green transition. As IEA pointed out in their report “The role of Critical minerals in the Clean Energy transitions”, it is important that a global responsibility is taken in exploration and operation of sustainable and secure mines.

- At FREYR Battery, we see positively on these movements as a progress from Norway and the Nordics in longterm creating a localized raw material chain, says EVP Supply Chain Management FREYR Battery, Tilo Hauke.