LithiumSAFE Battery Safety Workshop announces plans for annual conference

Soteria Battery Innovation Group and NAATBatt International announce the continuation of the of the LithiumSAFE Workshop, which took place on November 1-3, 2022, in Greenville, South Carolina to an annual event. The event brought together leaders in the lithium-ion battery industry who discussed the challenges and solutions surrounding battery safety.

“We are proud of the work the attendants and speakers accomplished during the first annual LithiumSAFE Battery Safety Workshop,” says Dr. Brian Morin, co-founder and CEO of Soteria Battery Innovation Group. “The workshop helped fill a much-needed gap in the helping provide a safe environment for industry experts to talk about battery safety. We are looking forward to implementing key learnings and seeing how this event can grow and improve the industry in the future.

The conference, which saw participation from over one hundred industry experts from all over the country, fostered an environment for open dialogue on battery safety. The agenda focused on timely and pressing topics, including company perspectives on the safety problem, and incorporated panel discussions, actionable strategies to address the industry challenge, and examined the role testing and certification can play in ensuring public safety.

It is very important to talk about safety in the battery industry to ensure that we are all working together towards the same goal,” says Curt Collar, CMO of Nanotech Energy and LithiumSAFE attendee. “The last thing we want to happen is to get to a point where people are afraid to use batteries because there are too many incidents. The battery industry is crucial for creating a greener society, and this conference allowed for us to continue to work towards a safer future and I am looking forward to attending next year.

The event featured a variety of industry experts as panelists, including John Warner from American Battery Solutions, Eric Darcy from NASA JSC, Mujeeb Ijaz from Our Next Energy and Ionel Stefan from Amprius and more. Next year’s event will take place in Greenville, SC from November 14 – 16. 

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