Batteries Are Everywhere So Are Their Hazards

As battery use expands across sectors, it promises cleaner, greener energy. At the same time, it’s important to recognise that batteries also come with risks. They can both cause and aggravate fires if proper preventive measures are not in place.

Batteries, those ‘chemical objects’ in which chemical energy is transformed into electrical energy, have long been ubiquitous. And now, in this time of massive worldwide electrification spurred by climate change awareness, demand for them is huge and growing. Industry - especially the chemical sector - is investing massively in this new green eldorado.