Dr.Bentzen currently serves as Executive Vice President, Technology, of FREYR.
Prior to joining FREYR, Dr. Bentzen co-founded Otovo, the leading European residential solar energy and storage company, where he served as the Chief Technology Officer for more than six years. During his career, Dr. Bentzen has had wide experience in technology and strategic management from both industrial and academic R&D, including working as technology and management consultant for Nofas AS and as the Vice President, Technology for REC Technology U.S., Inc. in San Francisco.
He holds a Master of Science in Physical Electronics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oslo.
“Clean batteries at giga scale”
With the increasing demand for clean energy storage solutions, batteries play a crucial role in transitioning towards a cleaner and more sustainable future. This presentation will showcase the latest advancements in clean battery technology at a giga scale, focusing on sustainable manufacturing processes, responsible sourcing of materials, and end-of-life recycling.
The presentation will delve into the benefits of the simpler production process of clean batteries, which leads to a significant reduction in energy consumption and labor needs, thanks to increased automation and digitalization. Moreover, the presentation will discuss the wide range of benefits of using clean batteries in large-scale applications, such as energy storage systems for renewable energy sources and electric vehicles. Through these advancements, clean battery technology is poised to make a significant contribution towards building a sustainable future.