India to start producing first indigenous Lithium-Ion batteries

The Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu under Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd, signed a Memorandum of Agreement for transfer of technology for India’s first Lithium Ion Battery project. The Agreement was signed by Dr. Vijayamohan K Pillai, Director, CECRI and C Narasimhan, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of RAASI Group in the presence of Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

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  • CSIR-CECRI Tamil Nadu has set up a demo facility in Chennai to manufacture prototype Lithium-Ion cells.
  • The Agreement was signed by Dr. Vijayamohan K Pillai, Director, CECRI and C Narasimhan, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of RAASI Group in the presence of Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
  • CSIR-CECRI has secured global Intellectual Property Rights for enabling cost reduction, coupled with appropriate supply chain and manufacturing technology for mass production.
  • CSIR-CECRI has set up a demo facility in Chennai to manufacture prototype Lithium-Ion cells.
  • The Li-Ion cells developed by ISRO is primarily for space applications and there is room for convergence.
  • CSIR- Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute Kolkata and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad.
  • It has secured global IPRs with the potential to enable cost reduction, coupled with appropriate supply chain and manufacturing technology for mass production.

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A group at CSIR-CECRI headed by Dr. Gopu Kumar has developed an indigenous technology of Lithium-ion cells in partnership with CSIR-National Physical Laboratory  New Delhi, CSIR- Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute Kolkata and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad. CSIR-CECRI has set up a demo facility in Chennai to manufacture prototype Lithium-Ion cells. It has secured global IPRs with the potential to enable cost reduction, coupled with appropriate supply chain and manufacturing technology for mass production. The Li-Ion cells developed by ISRO is primarily for space applications and there is room for convergence.

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