Dr. Elise Must

Head of Strategy and Sustainability in Batteries, Hydro


EliseMust (48) is Head of Strategy and Sustainability in Batteries, Hydro. She has extensive experience with sustainability, strategy and business analysis. She has held several management positions within Hydro – among other Head of Corporate Strategy and Head of Hydro Corporate Sustainability. In her current position she is responsible to set and drive Hydro Batteries strategic and sustainability agenda.

She is Board Member in Vow Green Metals and sits on the Portfolio Board for Global Development, Norwegian Research Council.

Elise holds a PhD in Political Science from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Master of Science in Industrial Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).


Battery demand is soaring because we need the world to go full renewable. This creates great opportunities, but also some challenges we need to tackle. Especially linked to raw materials. We will need substantial amounts of metals and minerals to produce all the batteries that the world needs. These raw materials should be sustainably and ideally locally produced.

 Hydro is a global energy and aluminum company with a strategy to also diversify and grow within new energy, including in Batteries. In Batteries, we industrialize and scale sustainable battery materials businesses with partners. Our key investments within Anode Materials (Vianode), Circular Solutions (Hydrovolt) and Direct Lithium Extraction (Lithium de France) all have in common that they will contribute to local supply of sustainable battery materials, with overall and CO2 footprints significantly lower than current conventional production.


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