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Solid Electrolyte Enables Higher Energy Lithium-ion Batteries and Prevents Fires

Solid Electrolyte Enables Higher Energy Lithium-ion Batteries and Prevents Fires | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

While the cause of the Boeing fire hasn’t yet been determined, Boeing could have reduced the risk of fire by choosing a safer electrode chemistry (see “Grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners Use Batteries Prone to Overheating”). But it would have had fewer options for the electrolyte—the material that allows current to flow through a battery. Lithium-ion batteries, even the ones that use relatively safe electrodes, still use flammable liquid electrolytes.


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Energy conservation and fire prevention equal one hot topic

Energy conservation and fire prevention equal one hot topic | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
How can you help prevent an electrical fire? Energy conservation!
Start by saving electricity – turn off the power when you don’t need it anymore. Turn off those transformers, computer monitors, copiers and anything else you can when they are not in use or you leave the area. This stops the heat and saves money.
Hans De Keulenaer's insight:

Energy efficiency is usually promoted for its economic and environmental benefits. When social benefits are mentioned at all, it's in an employment context. But energy means heat, and less energy means less heat. It makes sense that there are substantial safety benefits as well.

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