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NTSB Lithium ion Battery Forum Scheduled for April 11-12

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a forum on lithium ion batteries in transportation on April 11-12 in Washington, DC.  The forum is intended to educate the NTSB on how lithium ion batteries are used across transportation modes.  The forum is free and open to the public and will be broadcast via webcast.  The full agenda for the forum is available on the NTSB’s website: http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2013/batteryforum/agenda

The agenda includes the following three panels:

  1. Design, development and use of lithium ion battery technology;
  2. Regulations and standards for lithium ionbatteries; and
  3. Lithium ion battery applications and safety in transportation.

Several PRBA members and PRBA Executive Director George Kerchner have been invited to participate on the panels.  Other panel members include the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), RTCA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Energy (DOE), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

For more information, contact George Kerchner at prbatt@gmail.com.