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About Us

Our Mission

Rivus is a climate tech start-up on a mission to enable ultra low-cost and eco-friendly grid-scale energy storage. Led by a team of dedicated chemists, battery experts and entrepreneurs our aim is to fundamentally transform how energy is stored, supporting the global energy transition away from fossil fuels.

Rivus’ core technology is based on seven years of research conducted across Chalmers University of Technology, University of Turku and the Technical University of Denmark.

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Our Story

In 2016 Dr. Cedrik Wiberg decided to pursue a PhD to identify a greener battery alternative. Supported by academia, pivotal organic molecule testing led to the discovery of Rivus’ core technology and first patent filing in 2019.

Commercialization began in early 2023 as Cedrik left academia and Andreas joined as COO. Backed by three complementary shareholders – EIT InnoEnergy, xista science ventures, and NAVCAP – and a growing team, Rivus is targeting grid-scale deployment starting in 2025 and beyond.

Our Team


Dr. Cedrik Wiberg

CEO / Founder

“It is important to never stop caring”

Electrochemist, runner, and energy ball inventor turned entrepreneur. PhD in electrochemistry, developing flow battery chemistry since 2016.


Andreas Kölling

Chief Operating Officer

“Never give up”

Sustainability geek and explorer turned entrepreneur, Andreas holds an MBA and brings broad experience in management, sales, and strategy.


Dr. Lisa Åkerlund

Chief Technology Officer

“We strive to provide a solution aligned with the Paris agreement”

Battery expert, nature lover and mother of two, Lisa holds a PhD in chemistry and battery expertise from academia and industry.


Dr. Eduardo Maurina Morais

Research Scientist

“Curiosity, dedication and duct tape is often all it takes”

Avid climber that combines expertise in organic chemistry and materials science with a passion for tinkering in Rivus' lab. 

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Mikael Wiberg

Sr. Electronics Specialist

“The simplest solution is almost always the best”

Extensive experience in product development and quality assurance spanning electronics, EV-batteries, MedTech and MilTech.

Board of Directors

Alexander Schwartz

Dr. Alexander Schwartz

Board member

Partner at xista science ventures, chemist with extensive consulting experience, holding a PhD in Organic Chemistry.

Johan Söderbom

Johan Söderbom

Board member

Thematic Leader at EIT InnoEnergy for Energy Storage, with experience from utilities and research. MSc in Engineering Physics.

Dr. Cedrik Wiberg, CEO

Dr. Cedrik Wiberg


Founder and CEO, holds  a PhD in Electrochemistry from Chalmers University of Technology.

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Lars Ulin

Board member

Owner and Managing Director at NAVCAP AB, investing in Swedish industry and startups to establish new business ideas.



Prof. Pekka Peljo

Technology advisor

Associate Professor, Materials Engineering, University of Turku. Focused on energy storage and flow batteries.

Ann-Sofi Gaverstedt

Ann-Sofi Gaverstedt

Business advisor

Regional manager at Driftklart, a leading technical consulting firm within energy, industry and infrastructure.

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Prof. Johan Hjelm

Technology advisor

Professor. Head of section, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark.

Sara Hjortmar

Sara Hjortmar

Business advisor

Investment & Asset Manager at EIT InnoEnergy with a strong commercial background from several startups and scaleups.

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