In our quest to make bigger better batteries we can sometimes forgot the important role of safety when it comes to energy storage. The vast majority of people understand the hazards associated with fuels, but batteries are seen as relatively safe. As a society we need to fully understand the processes that go on inside these devices, chemical and physical, before introducing them to the wider world.

Safety aspects like this can be extremely damaging to new energy technologies, especially when it involves such a key part of the business supply chain. Will this have catastrophic reverberations within the battery sector? Only time will tell...