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Mind the gap: Valuations, funding belie 'huge' opportunities

Plans to mine and refine battery minerals, and produce batteries in Europe could create a massive new industry, but a serious disconnect between the market value of the companies involved and required investment quantums, as well as the low grade and size of deposits, threatens to get in the way.

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Northvolt's Etta facility in Sweden

At Skelleftea in northern Sweden, a vast new ‘gigafactory' is to be constructed, with plans to produce 32Gwh of battery capacity per year by 2020.