The primary goal for SUMBAT is to define the main project under the “Grønn Platform” that will establish and support a sustainable battery value chain in Norway. The core group of IFE and SINTEF will seek out relevant partners both from industry and academia and establish a consortium of relevant stakeholders along the entire battery value chain. Together with the consortium partners, the detailed scope and ambition of the main project will be defined, as well as detailing tasks and roles within the project.
As emphasized in strategically leading reports, the battery value chain is pinpointed as an area with great potential for the Norwegian industry. However significant effort is needed to overcome some of the challenges and to take advantage of the current leverage in the field. A considerable effort is necessary to strengthen the RDI activities and to connect this with the foreseen material development as well as cell production in Norway.
The SUMBAT project will establish a platform to connect the stakeholders in the battery value chain and to develop strategic areas for a sustainable battery industry in Norway. It is anticipated that such a project can generate new industry innovations, green jobs as well as building necessary competence and capacity within battery development.