Kursnamn Sustainable use of lithium batteries in transportation and energy storage
Kursdatum 07.09.2023 - 29.05.2024
Yrkeshögskolan Oulun ammattikorkeakoulu
Kursens språk Engelska
Studiepoäng 5 SP

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Lärare Esa Silomaa
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Anmälningstid 30.08.2023 - 30.03.2024
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Sustainable use of lithium batteries in transportation and energy storage

07.09.2023 - 29.05.2024


The aim of the course is to learn to understand the applications of mains battery storage and battery-powered electric cars. We will learn how to achieve sustainable development in these applications and how the carbon footprint, life cycle, recyclability and safety of lithium batteries are taken into account.


The course is divided into five different learning areas.

  1. Lithium battery life cycle and recycling. The issues to be addressed are the size class of lithium batteries used in electric storage and battery powered electric vehicles (BEV).
  2. Battery powered electric vehicles (BEV). This exercise will focus on cars, trucks and public transport as buses and trams.
  3. Lithium battery as a load balancer in the electricity grid. The exercise focuses on the business model and battery solutions used as electricity storage.
  4. Lithium battery spontaneous combustion and fire hazard. The issues to be addressed are thermal runaway and the resulting burning or even explosion of the battery, not forgetting the fire control of a burning lithium battery.
  5. Battery powered electric vehicle (BEV) Carbon Footprint. The Focus in on how the BEV carbon footprint is formed during the value chain of lithium batteries.


Scale: 0-5.

The course evaluation consists of several Moodle sub-evaluations. The total score is the average of these sub-evaluations. Each part of the course must be passed.

Arbetsformer och schemaläggning

The course is conducted as an independent study.


The course is free of charge for degree students (Bachelor’s/Master’s) at universities of applied sciences and for Open Studies’ path students. Also students from schools of professional teacher education and exchange students may complete the course free of charge. The link to the form can be found at the top of this page (”Enrol”). When registering, you must use the email address of your university of applied sciences. After successful registration, you will receive a confirmation message where you can find more information. If you do not receive a confirmation message, please also check your spam folder and, if necessary, contact

Note! Students of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences register through Peppi.

For students taking individual study courses of the Open AMK, the course is subject to a fee (€15/credit). You can register for the paid course through the website of the Open University of Applied Sciences on August 1. from (link ”OPEN UAS Enrolment” at the top of the page.)