Next Generation Batteries and EHS Challenges
Joshi, Kiran; Joshi, Kiran
(QuantumScape, San Jose, CA)
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.