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Circular economy for energy storage theory

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Max amount of FITech students: 35

Persons without a valid study right at a Finnish university or university of applied sciences have preference to this course.

In 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.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify circular economy concepts and the role of energy in recycling
  • Recognise 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 assignments in three modules with a fixed deadline (Two weeks/module).

More information on the Aalto University course page.

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Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Chemistry and materials of energy storages,
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BSc in mechanical or chemical engineering
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