Published on 20.01.2021 at 09.55

Environmental licence granted to Terrafame’s battery chemicals plant by the Northern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency (RSAA)

Terrafame has today 20 January, 2021 received the environmental licence to its battery chemicals plant from the Northern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency. Commercial production at the plant will be started in April 2021.

The positive decision on the environmental licence enables the start-up of the plant in planned schedule. Main points of the decision are in line with the permit application and battery chemicals plant can be operated as planned with this permit decision.

Additional information:

Joni Lukkaroinen, CEO, Terrafame Ltd, +358 20 7130 800 (switchboard)


Terrafame’s purpose is to enhance low-carbon mobility with responsible battery chemicals. Terrafame's integrated production process – which begins in its own mine and ends with battery chemicals on one industrial site – is a unique and energy-efficient entity that provides customers with a transparent, traceable, and truly European battery chemicals production chain. Terrafame will start producing battery chemicals in early 2021 and the new production plant is one of the world's largest production lines for battery chemicals used in EV batteries. The carbon footprint of the nickel sulphate produced by the plant is more than 60% lower than the industry average. Terrafame Ltd. was founded in 2015 and its production facilities are located in Sotkamo, Finland. In 2019, Terrafame’s net sales amounted to EUR 310 million, and the company's industrial site employed approximately 1,500 people, of which around half were employees of its partner companies.

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