Beyonder signs contract with AFRY for battery production pilot factory

The Norwegian company has developed and patented its own sustainable battery technology. AFRY is responsible for project management and engineering for the pilot factory.

Beyonder was founded in 2016 by CEO Svein Kvernstuen. Together with Håkull Eiendom, Beyonder has decided to construct a fully automated pilot factory at Forus in Norway. AFRY and Advansia (part of AFRY and specialized within project management) will lead and design the development of the factory as well as assist in completing a technical evaluation of relevant locations for the full-scale production of batteries. 

The batteries are a hybrid solution between traditional battery cells with high storage capacity, supercapacitors with fast charging and discharging, and a long life. Residue from the forest industry is used to produce active carbon, making it a safer and more cost-effective battery that can be charged quickly and deliver a lot of power when needed. "I am very proud that Advansia and AFRY has been trusted to lead and design the development of the pilot factory. We’ll do our utmost to realize the international potential of this sustainable product", says Dinah Laland, regional manager at Advansia.

The pilot factory will be completed in 2022. Advansia and AFRY contribute with the design and layout of the production line.

"The collaboration with Advansia and AFRY is very important to us. We want to work with partners that have experience with large and complex industrial buildings. Advansia and AFRY have an extensive international network, and they have previously been involved in the construction of similar battery factories. The companies have leading expertise within their field", says Svein Kvernstuen, CEO at Beyonder.

For further information, please contact:
Sissel Helen Espe, Director Marketing and Communication, AFRY Norway
+47 920 58 817, sissel.espe@afry.com

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