Government-Industry Partnerships and Environmental and Safety Solutions 2000-01-1593
The Advanced Battery Readiness Ad Hoc Working Group, a government- industry forum sponsored by the United States Department of Energy, is charged with assessing environmental and safety issues associated with advanced batteries for electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Electric and hybrid electric vehicles require sophisticated advanced battery storage systems. Frequently, toxic, reactive, and flammable substances are used in the energy storage systems. Often, the substances have safety, recycling, and shipping implications with respect to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation regulations. To facilitate commercialization, reg-ulations must either be modified or newly developed. Government-industry coordination has expedited needed regulatory changes, and promoted other partnerships to achieve environmental and safety solutions.
Carol J. Hammel, George H. Cole, Kenneth L. Heitner, Gary Henriksen, Gary Hunt, Rudolph Jungst
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory, Consultant, Sandia National Laboratories