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Battery Storage Value Chain

Battery Storage Value Chain


We will announce the next run of this course in due course. If you are interested and would like to know when this course is open for enrolment, register your interest below.

The shift to sustainable energy hinges on improving both our environmental and our economic footprint. That means moving from a linear to a circular value chain: from sourcing raw and processed materials to assembly through to end of life, through to recycling and reuse. And it means understanding the risks, the challenges and the opportunities involved.

Battery Storage Value Chain course gives you a rock-solid overview and understanding of the full battery value chain, production processes, and end-of-life scenarios. In this course, you will understand how a Li-ion battery is produced following the different steps in the battery value chain. You will look at the laboratory battery production process but also elements of large scale battery production and understand the steps required to turn materials into battery cells. To evaluate whether we can use the full potential of batteries while in use and, at the same time, regain value from end-of-life batteries, you will learn about state-of-the-art scenarios related to batteries end-of-life in particular re-use and recycling.

Delivered by EIT InnoEnergy, one of Europe’s foremost authorities in battery storage, this unique course empowers you to:

  • Understand the battery industry value chain
  • Identify the main challenges of raw materials extraction, supply and options for end-of-life batteries
  • Design a process flow for the production of a Li-ion battery cell
  • Describe each step of production of a Li-ion battery cell and discuss their function and challenges
  • Appraise the main challenges faced by large-scale production of Li-ion batteries concerning supply chain, manufacturing process and growth related to market changes
  • Discuss for the importance of recycling for a circular battery value and pinpoint the relevant steps, functionalities and challenges of battery recycling.
  • Critically evaluate economic, sustainability, ecologic and social benefits of current and future battery recycling processes.
  • Participants will be granted a professional certificate upon successful completion of the course.

What will you learn?

Battery Storage Value Chain course consists of four modules, is self-paced and it is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Overview of the minerals and natural resources that are needed for lithium-ion batteries, how critical they are and how lithium is extracted
  • Module 2: The general industrial perspective on Li-ion battery production, focusing on supply chain and the manufacturing process.
  • Module 3: Review of the key concepts of battery cells and an in-depth view on the manufacturing process.
  • Module 4: In the last module we will guide you through battery end-of-life, reuse and battery recycling.

How will you learn?

Battery Storage Value Chain course is a Small Private Online Course and can be taken at your usual study location.

The course consists of four modules and is self-paced. Each module includes reading materials, and feature animations to illustrate the content. You will be able to share your opinion and thoughts on relevant topics will via the discussion elements throughout the course.

Who teaches you?

Your learning will be led by experts from the InnoEnergy ecosystem, authorities in sustainable energy from the worlds of research and industry. Faculty for this course include:

Kristina Edström
Head of the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre and Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Uppsala University. Main research interests are Li-ion batteries for all applications and 3D microbatteries

Yann Laot
Director of Services, Support and Solutions for Energy Storage Solutions at SAFT.  Specialities are Li-ion topics, i.e. markets, products, technologies, manufacturing and competitive landscape analysis.

Victoria Flexer 
Researcher at CONICET and Professor at the National University of Jujuy. She has a Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences and her work ranges from sustainable mining techniques to development of state-of-the-art batteries

Maarten Quix 
Head of Process Research; Innovation CSM at Umicore with years of experience in the field of recycling and battery recycling.

Is it right for you?

This course has been specifically designed for professionals, researchers and strategic leaders who work within the energy ecosystem. Participants come from many different countries and typical participants include:

  • Engineers wanting to specialise in energy storage
  • Anyone with a non-engineering background working or looking to work with battery applications
  • Graduate and master-students interested in completing their studies with a battery energy storage specialisation

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We will announce the next run of this course in due course. If you are interested and would like to know when this course is open for enrolment, register your interest below.

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