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Circular economy for energy storage theory

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At this course, the students learn the theoretical context of circular economy and how activity, durability and recyclability of an energy storage application will be affected by material selection. The students get to evaluate the whole life cycle of different solutions and their effect on recyclability. The students prepare different scenarios for future energy storage applications that will take into account circular economy aspects and designs for recycling.


  • Identify circular economy concepts and the role of energy in recycling
  • Recognize the material choice effect to degradation mechanisms of the system
  • Develop new design for recycling approach for energy storage application and justify with scientific argumentation
  • Share one’s professional expertise in an online team


  • Worrell and M. Reuter “Handbook of Recycling” Elsevier 2014,
  • Zhang, Jiujun, Zhang, Lei, Liu, Hansan, “Electrochemical Technologies for Energy Storage and Conversion”, Wiley-VCH, 2012.
  • C. Sorrell, S. Sugihara, J. Nowothy, “Materials for energy conversion devices”, Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2005.

Completion methods

The course is entirely online and can be taken from distance, no requirements for attendance. There is no exam. The course includes assignment modules with a fixed deadline.

More information on the Aalto University course page.

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Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio

Further information about the course and studying

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Energy storages
Chemistry and materials of energy storages
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Aalto University
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Adult learner,
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General prerequisites:
Anyone interested that have a BSc in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
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