“Some say mining industry is a dirty business. But mining is necessary for making the shift from fossil to renewable energy. To be able to build solar cells, wind power and to store energy, we need metals and minerals from the ground. We can’t ignore that. And why not clean where it’s really dirty instead of where it is already clean?”
Erik Svedlund started working for Epiroc (Atlas Copco) in 2003. And have held different positions within the company. Before the current role he was Product manager for battery machines in the Underground division. He is now the Head of Marketing for Rocvolt Business Development. Rocvolt is a new department focusing on Epiroc’s Zero emission technology.
Erik is not only an engineer interested in Battery technology. He is also a true environmentalist who really walks the talk. In his private life he and his family sat a goal for themselves to; in one years’ time become fossil free and energy neutral. And they achieved this through solar cells on the house providing energy for the house and their two battery driven cars, they stopped flying completely and have reduced eating meat. An impressive change which he claims has not meant any sacrifices but it took some planning and investing to achieve.