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Lithium Battery Industry Sees Safe Technology for Planes

Lithium-ion batteries like the ones that overheated on two Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners can be made safe enough for even the most critical transportation uses, according to experts who spoke at a forum today.

“Safety is improving year on year for this technology,” Dan Doughty, of Battery Safety Consulting Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said.