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Introduction to the Battery Sector
This unit is structured in 5 modules, where you will learn about the major steps of battery history and inventions, the global value chain of batteries and an overview of the battery market and its main players. Additionally, the most important applications will be identified, as well as the main impacts of this industry at the environmental and social levels.
In this unit, structured with 3 modules, you will find out how a battery works. Starting from the electrochemical reactions that occur to create an electric current, students will learn about the battery components and how a battery operates, ending with the most important battery characteristics and functionalities.
Types of Batteries
In this unit, you will first learn about the battery geometries available and the types and categories of batteries available in the market. Additionally, the most important factors will be identified, so as to analyse and compare the batteries, needed when selecting the best one for a given application.
In this unit, you will learn about current battery performance advances, trends, and future directions. You will start with an overview and comparative analysis of the actual trends in battery technologies, followed by the actual trends in the battery manufacturing and recycling industries.
EU Policies and Regulations
In this unit, structured with 3 modules, you will first learn about the main UN agreements adopted by the EU and an overview of the EU Green Deal and how it is affecting the legal requirements related to batteries, including the Battery Passport, and how it contributes for a sustainable battery industry and its integration into the circular economy.
Raw Materials, Mining and Refining
This unit is divided into 3 modules, where you will learn about the types of materials used for lithium battery manufacturing by the cathode and anode sides, their characteristics, and how is processed the mining and refining of those materials. After you will find the types of electrolytes used in different types of batteries. Finally, you will look at the types of materials used for the battery modules/pack production, mainly the metals and plastics used.
This unit is divided into 3 modules, where you will learn about the steps for lithium-ion battery manufacturing, their order, and the relative costs of production of the different battery components. After you will find the manufacturing processes of electrodes, both cathode and anode and the selection of the correct electrolyte. Finally, you will look at the manufacturing processes of each cell geometry.