In­dia signs MoU to make lithium-ion bat­ter­ies

Chemical Industry Digest - - News & Views -

An agree­ment on first trans­fer of tech­nol­ogy for lithium-ion bat­ter­ies was signed be­tween the In­dian govern­ment-run Cen­tral Elec­tro Chem­i­cal Re­search In­sti­tute (CECRI) and RAASI So­lar Power Pvt Ltd.

Ac­cord­ing to the Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Min­istry state­ment, this mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing is the first of its kind for the coun­try.

The in­dige­nous tech­nol­ogy of lithium-ion cells has been de­vel­oped by a group of sci­en­tists at the Coun­cil for Sci­en­tific In­dus­trial Re­search (CSIR)’s CECRI in Tamil Nadu’s Karaikudi in part­ner­ship with CSIRNa­tional Phys­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory, CSIR-Cen­tral Glass and Ceramic Re­search In­sti­tute, Kolkata and CSIR-In­dian In­sti­tute of Chem­i­cal Tech­nol­ogy, Hy­der­abad.

In­dian man­u­fac­tur­ers source lithium-ion bat­ter­ies from China, Ja­pan and South Korea among some other coun­tries. Un­der the MoU, the Raasi Group will set up a man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Tamil Nadu’s Kr­ish­na­giri district, which is lo­cated close to Ben­galuru.

Lithium-ion bat­ter­ies have ap­pli­ca­tions in en­ergy stor­age sys­tems and can power any elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ca­tion with­out the need of phys­i­cal wires.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.