Safety of Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies (SARET) Research

Fire and Rescue NSW is currently leading a collaborative research program on the Safety of Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies (SARET). Partnering with other fire services, government agencies, research institutions and industry from around the world, the program will look at best practice fire brigade response to lithium-ion battery related fires, end-of-life lithium-ion battery hazard management, electric vehicle fires in structures, and fire propagation in battery energy storage systems. The program will run over two years from July 2022.

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March 2022: Thank you to all who have submitted an expression of interest in collaborating with FRNSW on research into the Safety of Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies, and for joining us in the initial online workshop held on 24th February. The project team will be in contact soon to organise the next steps.

Nov 2021: FRNSW is calling on industry, government, research organisations and other fire services to support a vital program of research over 24 months from June 2022. The SARET Research Program will comprise a suite of testing projects designed to address priority research questions around the safety of alternative energy technologies with an initial focus on Lithium-ion batteries and battery energy storage systems.
For more information, download the Call for Expression of Interest here (PDF).
Please register your interest in collaborating with us by Friday 28th January 2022.