Hydrovolt is set to expand its business into France by establishing a battery recycling facility in Hordain, Hauts-de-France, also known as France’s “battery valley.” Hydrovolt is a 50:50 joint venture between the battery manufacturer Northvolt and the Norwegian energy company Hydro. Currently, the JV operates a black mass production plant in Norway. This expansion news comes amidst Northvolt’s challenges and the scaling back of its broader expansion plans.

Northvolt’s Recycling Joint Venture, Hydrovolt, to open recycling facility in France

Hydrovolt entering France’s Battery Valley

Hydrovolt has reached a final investment decision on a battery recycling facility in Hordain. The site is approximately 3,000 square meters, and pending final permits the facility will begin operations in 2025. 

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