Future energy storage and conversion solutions
Introduction to different energy storage technologies, batteries, current and future of batteries in road transportation and stationary applications, hydrogen technology, fuel cells, electrolyzer, and fuel cell electric vehicles, hybrid energy storage, flywheel and their applications in heavy trucks, ships and marine solutions and electric planes.
This 5 ECTS course consists of three separate parts/courses:
Part 1: Battery storages today and in the future (2 ECTS)
Part 2: Hydrogen technologies and economy (1 ECTS)
Part 3: Energy storages and future transportation (2 ECTS)
- Introduction to different energy storage technologies (electrochemical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, and hydrogen).
- Batteries (Li-ion/metal/air battery, flow battery, Solid-state battery, other types). Current and future of batteries in road transportation and stationary applications.
- Hydrogen technology (production, conversion, storage, challenges and safety issues)
- Fuel cells, electrolyzer, and fuel cell electric vehicles (hydrogen-fueled vehicles)
- Hybrid energy storage (battery/supercapacitor/hydrogen, flywheel and their applications in heavy trucks, ships and marine solutions and electric planes.
After successfully completing this course, the student
- has fundamental knowledge about different energy storage technologies their future markets opportunities and utilisation
- will understand different types of battery in detail, their operation principle, chemistries and structure, cell assembling and practical applications
- will understand hydrogen technology, its market and utilisation
- will understand energy storage requirements and options, their applications in electric vehicles, vessels and aircrafts
Course material and technology
- Online Zoom environment.
- Lecture material and assignments in Moodle.
- Scientific articles and links referenced in the lecture materials.
- Jianmin, Ma. (2021) “Battery Technologies: Materials and Components” Wiley ISBN: 978-3-527-34858-9, 2021.
- Warner, J. T. (2019). Lithium-ion battery chemistries: a primer. Elsevier.
- Sundén, B. (2019). Hydrogen, batteries and fuel cells. Academic Press.
- Iulianelli, A., & Basile, A. (Eds.). (2014). Advances in hydrogen production, storage and distribution. Elsevier.
- Robert H. (2016). Energy Storage: Fundamentals, Materials and Applications. Springer Cham.
Teaching schedule will be sent to students via Peppi.
Part 1 2.11.-23.12.2023 (4 meetings excluding seminars). Thursday 2.11.2023 meeting at 9-11.
Parts 2 and 3 will be taught in 2024 (6 teaching events excluding seminars). The last lecture will be on 15.2.2024.
When applying for the course, you have the option to complete all parts (5 ECTS in total). If you only complete one part, you will get 1/2 ECTS.
Part 1: Battery storages today and in the future completion method
- Individual written examination (100%)
More information in the University of Vaasa study guide.
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Further information about the course and studying
Contact person for applications
Chemistry and materials of energy storages,
Energy markets and business models