Glencore strengthens cobalt partnership

2021-02-11T05:48:16+00:00 February 11th, 2021|News|

Glencore International and FREYR are pleased to announce that they have agreed a letter of intent for the supply of up to 3 700 tonnes (t) of high purity cobalt metal cut cathodes produced at Glencore’s Norwegian operations, Nikkelverk.

Cobalt will be one of the minerals to keep an eye on in 2021. Image credit: Wikimedia. Commons

Cobalt will be one of the minerals to keep an eye on in 2021. Image credit: Wikimedia. Commons

This ethically-sourced cobalt will be a core component in FREYR’s lithium-ion battery (LIB) cells, which will be produced at planned facilities in Mo i Rana, Norway. Glencore has also purchased an equity stake in FREYR through its business with Alussa Energy Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The combined company will be named FREYR and its common stock is expected to start trading on the NYSE upon closing, expected in the second quarter of 2021.

According to Nico Paraskevas, head of copper and cobalt marketing, Glencore the finalisation of the letter of intent alongside Glencore’s investment in the combined group cements the company’s long-term partnership. We look forward to helping FREYR achieve its goal of producing batteries with the world’s lowest carbon content and contributing to our ambition of net-zero total emissions by 2050,” says Paraskevas.