Closing the loop on batteries

Northvolt's blueprint for battery manufacturing is built around a commitment to sustainability. Our approach begins with ethical sourcing of raw materials and ensuring a minimal environmental footprint through production.

Going further, we're establishing a robust ecosystem for battery recycling in order to ensure we close the loop on batteries.

From cell to cell

Circulating valuable metals contained in batteries back into manufacturing flows offsets the need for mining raw materials, lowers the environmental impact of batteries and reduces battery costs.

To secure this future, we're engineering a model for handling end-of-life batteries that is grounded in state-of-the-art recycling technologies and driven by environmental and industrial logic.

Northvolt's model for recycling aims to become the gold-standard business model for recycling lithium-ion batteries.


Northvolt is establishing a complete ecosystem for battery recycling:​

  • Distributed smart recovery infrastructure​

  • Automated dismantling & crushing

  • ​State-of-the-art hydromet technologies to recover elemental metals and refine them to the highest quality

Revolt solutions will be demonstrated at a pilot recycling plant being established at Northvolt Labs in Västerås, Sweden.

A full-scale recycling plant will be built at Northvolt Ett to secure a goal of 50% recycled material in new cells by 2030. The recycling plant’s first block will be operational in 2022 with capability to recycle approximately 25.000 tons of battery cells per year.