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Battery Supply chain course

Course's vision

Smoothen the Energy Transition to a sustainable future by protecting environmental and human rights abuse along the battery supply chain.

Topics covered in the course

Battery supply chain fundamentals 

General Introduction into general battery lifecycle steps from sourcing to battery production, main raw material-, production streams and locations, key performance indicators, Best- & worst Eco-Social practice. Amount of material required to fabricate specific sizes of batteries. Critical issues in sourcing the material.

Global regulations and Policies

Geographical regulation more specific New European Regulation, China, US and Japan, ISO, IEC, ICMM Mining Principles and Battery Attributes. Human Rights and Indexes, COP26, Circular Economy and Key challenges for implementation.

Battery passport, definition and implications

History, concept and types, European Battery Passport (part of EU regulation) - Indicators, BMU concept and challenges for implementation

Battery lifecycle fundamentals: From use to disposal

General understanding of current life cycle of Li based batteries and Current EOL options, criteria and economics - Current projections by application of batteries being retired in the field and Real world examples of EOL methods

Battery materials

Raw materials of current battery technologies: ; Reuse, remanufacturing and repurposing effect on raw material supply chain and environment - Materials Supply chain shortage and bottlenecks in the supply chain, more specific Cobalt, lithium, and nickel on cathode and on anode silicon and graphite; Upcoming battery chemistries and its effect in supply chain of raw materials