Battery bonanza: supply chains, recycling, production, and global trade policy

Time: April 5, 2024, 10:20-10:45


Industry leaders in the battery supply chain bring you a highly interesting and intriguing panel with a status update and future outlook. In this panel you will hear from Talga Group and Vianode, two leading producers of battery materials with a green footprint. We will also hear from Hydrovolt, a leading EV battery recycling and raw materials company operating one of Europe’s largest and most sustainable recycling plants. The last panelist is the CEO of Freyr. He will tell us how offers a clean Nordic solution to the rapidly growing global demand for high-density and cost-competitive battery cells for stationary energy storage (ESS), electric mobility, and marine applications. Together with these four industry representatives, Julia Poliscanova will moderate a discussion on how they work towards a more sustainable battery manufacturing supply chain, the huge challenge of recycling thousands of EV batteries in the future, as well as the global trade policy changes facing the industry.


  • Anna Motta, Group Chief Technology Officer, Talga Group
  • Burkhard Straube, CEO, Vianode
  • Ole Christen Enger, CEO, Hydrovolt
  • Birger Steen, CEO, FREYR Battery


  • Julia Poliscanova, Senior Director Vehicles and Emobility, Transport&Environment

Program is subject to change. 

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Burkhard Straube

Burkhard Straube has served as the CEO of Vianode, a Norwegian producer of advanced battery materials with a greener footprint,…

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Anna Motta

Dr Motta, a Ph.D. inorganic chemist with over 20 years’ experience, has been instrumental in the development and commercialisation of…

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Birger Steen

Mr. Steen currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of FREYR Battery, as well as Director of the Board of FREYR Battery Norway.

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Ole-Christen Enger

Ole-Christen took the position as CEO of Hydrovolt in October 2023, a leading EV battery recycling and raw materials company…

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Julia Poliscanova

Julia joined Transport and Environment in June 2015 and now leads the clean vehicles programme that is responsible for all cars related work. This includes policy and projects on car emissions and emobility, such as work on sustainable batteries and infrastructure for electric vehicles.

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