New battery chemistries on the horizon after land-based development

BL1-installation-low-res source Battolyser

Developments in battery chemistry targeted aim to boost power density, increase longevity and reduce risk

Thermal runaway, a main cause of fire in electric vehicle batteries, has been the target of research by LG Chem. 

The resulting fires can be difficult to extinguish with water, because lithium-ion batteries have high reactivity to water. 

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