Next Generation Batteries and EHS Challenges
(QuantumScape, San Jose, CA)
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Next generation batteries contain more energy per unit of weight than conventional batteries, which, while contributing to their success, also triggers safety concerns. These same properties that result in high-energy density also pose potential hazards if the energy is released at a fast, uncontrolled rate. Therefore, safety is of great interest to the industry from the R&D to the last disposal stage after their use.