The course will be held on 24-25 September and will focus on the latest developments in the field of supercapacitors, fuel cells, stationary applications and the electric vehicle.

CIC energiGUNE, a reference research centre in Europe in the field of electrochemical and thermal energy storage, and Bcare, the spin-off company set up by CIC energiGUNE to offer value-added services to the energy storage industry, will bring to Vitoria-Gasteiz next September one of the leading international experts in the field of batteries and energy storage, the Israeli Shmuel De-Leon, to promote the training of qualified professionals in this sector.

Thanks to this joint initiative, Shmuel De-Leon will offer a seminar specifically focused on the current and future needs of electrochemical energy sources and on the latest technological developments in this field. Registration for the course, which will be held at the Álava Technology Park on 24-25 September, is available at: batteryseminar2019.cicenergigune.com.

The electric vehicle, stationary applications, supercapacitors and fuel cells will be four of the stand-out areas covered at the seminar, which will also focus on aspects of battery life cycle, design and manufacture. In this sense, battery design and the testing process will be of particular relevance, as they are both considered as key elements in the development of the new generation of batteries.

The training programme, designed for professionals in the sector as well as for researchers and engineers, will be divided into 15 modules. During the first day, attendees will be given practical information on the origin and evolution of batteries, as well as on the different chemical processes, after which a series of workshops will be run on battery charging and recharging. Time will also be dedicated to batteries for military use, the different design processes and safety protocols.

On Wednesday 25 September, sessions will focus on the supply chain, waste battery management, smart batteries, testing systems, grid storage and ultracapacitors. The last module will be specifically dedicated to the electric vehicle.

Registration for the seminar is open until 5 September. Those who register before 24 August will be eligible for a discount.

About Shmuel De-Leon

The seminar will be given by Shmuel De-Leon, founder and CEO of Shmuel De-Leon Energy and considered one of the leading international experts in the field of energy sources, storage and electric mobility. Prior to setting up his own company, De-Leon worked for over 20 years as head of engineering and quality control teams for various companies.

Shmuel De-Leon Energy offers unique solutions for the energy industry, including consulting, training and market research. In the case of the seminar to be held at the headquarters of CIC energiGUNE, participants will be given a comprehensive overview of current and future electrochemical energy sources, as well as training in cell selection, design, manufacturing, safety, testing and transport. In addition, the seminar will provide a grounding for new players to the sector, advanced knowledge for current active stakeholders and training in specialised software.