February is the time for the large format lithium-ion industry's six monthly health check—aka Menachem Anderman's Advanced Automotive Battery event in Pasadena, California. The patient didn't look so good, writes Editor Gerry Woolf.
Thirteen is supposed to be an unlucky number, it's 2013, this was the 13th AABC meeting and Boeing had just been forced to ground its fleet of Dreamliner planes, because of a fire in a GS Yuasa lithium‑ion battery pack.
It's funny how you don't see the bullet coming with your name on it . . .