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A ‘chemical fuse’ – voltage sensitive polymers in the fight against battery fires

A team of researchers from St. Petersburg say they can build a circuit interruptor that works directly into the current collector. The device operates via chemical reactions and would be thus more reliable than current battery monitoring system approaches.

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DNV GL’s Battery Scorecard 2020 sees manufacturers focus on LFP and fire safety

The third annual scorecard published by the consultant has tested 22 batteries with different chemistries for cycling stability and temperature-dependent behaviour and identified significant product trends.

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Saft opens 480 MWh battery manufacturing hub in China

The company is answering the growing demand for storage systems in virtually all markets. China itself is on a steep trajectory to increase its deployment rate.

Battery manufacturing capacity set to increase fourfold to 1.3 TWh by 2030

Analysts at Wood Mackenzie have looked at plans for the incoming decade and concluded that about 119 manufacturing sites will be up and running by 2030. China currently sits firmly in the driving seat, with Asia Pacific comprising 80% of global manufacturing capacity, but Europe is catching up.

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