Workshop Shares Standards and Research on Battery Fires in Electric Vehicles at 2021 World Energy Storage Day

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September 23, 2021


As the battery market continues to grow, it is imperative to increase awareness of battery fires to promote a safe, secure, and sustainable energy storage ecosystem around the world. The availability of various battery chemistries, an awareness of the need to reduce our carbon footprint and increasing environmental cleanliness have led to large investments in the electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage system (ESS) sectors. 

Experts Discuss Battery Fire Incidents in Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage Systems

To reach a large audience, the Underwriters Laboratories Electrochemical Safety Research Institute (ESRI) organized a workshop on “Battery Fires in EVs and ESS” for the World Energy Storage Day Conference on Sept. 22. Fifty participants from across the globe attended the two-hour workshop. 

Speakers discussed the growth of the EV and ESS sectors and the safety challenges faced by these sectors globally, as well as in regional contexts. References to existing standards and research carried out in the area of characterizing fire and thermal runaway experimentally and with modeling methods were also presented. 

2021 World Energy Storage Day (WESD) Conference

The virtual World Energy Storage Day conference, sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories, was a great platform to share our research into innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the world’s increasing energy demands. More than 200 people viewed our documents at a virtual booth that showcased the work of ESRI as well as the Fire Safety Research Institute, Chemical Insights Research Institute, and Underwriters Laboratories’ other institutes and divisions.

World Energy Storage Day virtual booth

WESD is a global movement initiated by various apex trade bodies working to promote and adopt energy storage, e-mobility and green hydrogen technologies for a sustainable future. The annual event is a 24-hour marathon conference covering 100+ countries across four regions.