The energy transition is gaining momentum worldwide and batteries are playing a key role in its implementation. Demand for batteries is growing rapidly as they are needed for everything from mobile phones to electric vehicles. This course will introduce you to the world of sustainable batteries. Recognized educators from 6 European universities and research institutes will share they knowledge concerning all parts of battery value chain not forgetting the sustainability in the processes including the recycling. On the path to sustainable development, a circular economy will play a crucial role since it aims to minimize the negative impact on the environment.
After the course, learner can:
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The battery technology has become commonplace. Batteries are used in various applications ranging from cell phones to electric vehicles. But have you ever wondered what makes batteries so successful? What role do they play in the effort to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change? Today, the bulk of the energy we use is produced from fossil fuels which will ultimately run out. Replacing these with renewable energy from the wind and the sun requires large scale application of sustainable battery chemistries, which are needed to store the energy for later use. This course will help you understand the fundamental principles of how batteries function, how they are produced and what happens at the end of their life-cycle.
This course is for those who want to develop own skills concerning the battery value chain from battery raw materials and components to battery manufacturing, operation and recycling, especially for the employees working in the fields of mineral/metal processing and refining, battery (chemical) production and recycling, technology development companies, energy sector, automotive industry and related areas.