GeoKokkola will continue the earlier year theme related to locally significant sustainable battery value chain, and mineral as well as circular economy related to this value chain. This year focus is in the refining of battery minerals, preparation of battery chemicals, and new solutions for circular economy.

    At Kokkola Material Week 2022, GeoKokkola is organized in collaboration with the Nordic trade and investment agencies Innovation Norway, Business Sweden and Business Finland with the cooperation of the European Battery Alliance.

    Program is in English

    Venue: Kokkola City Hall, Kauppatori 5

    Link to the livestream

    8.30Registration and coffee
    9.00GeoKokkola Opening
    Olli Breilin, director, Geological Survey of Finland
    9.05Focus on raw and active materials for the European battery Industry
    Thore Sekkenes, EBA250 Programme Director, European Battery Alliance, EIT InnoEnergy
    9.25Investment and innovation on critical raw materials
    Olli Salmi, European Raw Material Alliance
    9.45SEEL – The New Test Centre for Research and Development on Electromobility
    Martin G. H. Gustavsson, Research Director, SEEL
    10.05Finland as a destination for a battery Gigafactory
    Axel M. Thorsdal, SVP Project Development, FREYR Battery
    10.40Sustainability in non-ferrous metals refining
    Justin Salminen, Manager of Strategic projects, Boliden Kokkola
    11.00Sustainable, locally sourced bio-based anode material
    Otto Kivi, Senior Business Development Specialist, Stora Enso
    11.20Mining Finland is promoting export of Finnish mining technology
    Lasse Moilanen, CEO, Mining Finland
    11.40The event ends