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Future energy storage and conversion solutions

Individual course

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)

Course contents

  • 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.

Learning outcomes

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

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.

Completion methods

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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Responsible teachers

University of Vaasa
Tariq Kamal
University of Vaasa
Joel Songok

Further information about the course and studying

University of Vaasa
Hannu Laaksonen

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Energy storages
Applications and technologies of energy storages,
Chemistry and materials of energy storages,
Energy engineering,
Energy markets and business models
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1–5 ECTS
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University of Vaasa
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Basic understanding of electrochemistry is recommended.
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