CERE's Runar Brännlund took on June 15th, 2019 part of a discussion regarding the planned battery factory in Skellefteå. Will it boost Norrland or will the revenues end up somewhere else? Runar finds it hard to believe that it will have any kind of influence on the large area that is Norrland, but if all goes as planned, it will certainly be a boost for Skellefteå and its vicinity.
The program is only available in Swedish. Runar can be heard 4.10 and 8.09 minutes into the program.
Northvolt have been able to raise enough money to begin their plans for a battery factory in Skelleftå. The money comes from a loan but also from investments of 9 billion SEK from for instance the car companies Volkswagen and BMW as well as from the bank Goldman Sachs. Runar finds it very likely, if all goes according to plan, that this will be a boost for Skellefteå and its vicinity. However, for Norrland, being such a large area (about 60% of Sweden), it will most likely not have any kind of influence.
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