Climate Change

Climate is the foundation of FREYR’s vision and mission

FREYR Battery’s mission is to decarbonize transportation and energy storage with the world’s most sustainable batteries. Mitigating climate change is at the heart of FREYR’s vision and mission.

FREYR fully supports the findings and recommendations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC ) and supports the Conference of the Parties (COP)-negotiations to-date. We are committed to finding and contributing to global solutions, and we urge all governments to urgently implement actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. See our COP messages here.

The world’s leaders committed during the COP21 in Paris in 2015 to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. According to IPCC this will require reducing global GHG-emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2005-levels. The urgency and scale of the challenge is tremendous. And yet much of the needed technologies and capital are available for the world to do the job. Batteries are a key component. However, the batteries themselves have to lower their carbon footprint.

Decarbonization ambition

FREYR aims to deliver battery cells with ~zero CO2 emissions from our own manufacturing process and a strongly decarbonized raw material value chain compared with our peers. This compares with global industry averages and reference for batteries of CO2 emissions from cradle-to-gate of between 80-100 kg CO2 per kWh today. Our aim is to produce batteries with a net-zero carbon footprint from cradle to gate by 2035, a term which includes the stages of product development from extraction of raw materials through manufacturing but excludes distribution, usage, and recycling, reuse and ultimate disposal.

We use clean, renewable power for our Customer Qualification Plant in Mo i Rana, Norway. We have the same ambitions for Coweta, Georgia, and are in an early phase to explore different alternatives to achieve this. Our further focus is to decarbonize our supply chain and to expand the use of renewable energy in more than just our cell production facilities. We believe this can happen through investment in renewable-energy development by our suppliers or their governments or through relocating our sourcing, if possible, of key inputs to our manufacturing process to areas where renewable-energy assets are or will be made available. Our announcement to potentially invest in manufacturing the LFP cathode material in the Nordics, is one such step in the process of decarbonizing our supply chain. As our supply chain is complex, working together with our suppliers is a key path in achieving our zero-carbon goals.