Lithium ion batteries (LiBs) store a very large amount of energy in a very small space. If this energy is released in an uncontrolled manner, toxic gases are released that can result in fire or even explosion.

Fires and explosions due to LiBs have involved cars, aircraft, ships, ferries, submarines and grid-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems

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