Isro's VSSC now offers to transfer lithium-ion battery technology
13 June 2018
A day after CSIR’s Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu transferred locally-developed technology for the manufacture of lithium-ion battery, one of the major centres of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), is offering to transfer the in-house developed Li-ion cell technology to competent Indian industries.
The transfer of technology, to establish Li-ion cell production facilities in the country, however, will be on non-exclusive basis.
Lithium-ion batteries are in great demand as it supports the government’s zero emission policy and accelerates the development of indigenous electric vehicle industry.
The RQF to qualify and shortlist suitable industries for the transfer of Li-ion cell technology in India is available on VSSC, Isro and NITI Aayog websites.
Interested parties may visit any of the following websites - www.vssc.gov.in , www.isro.gov.in or www.niti.gov.infor more details.
Currently, Indian electric vehicle manufacturers source lithium ion battery from China, Japan and South Korea, among other countries. India is one of the largest importers and in 2017, it imported nearly $150 million worth Li-Ion batteries.
The localisation of Lithium-ion battery technology will give a big boost to two flagship programmes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – increasing the share of clean energy in the energy basket by generating 175 Giga Watts by 2022 and the National Electric Mobility Mission, to switch completely to electric vehicles by 2030.
Li-Ion batteries have applications in energy storage system – from hearing aid to container sized batteries to power a cluster of villages, electric vehicles (2-wheeler, 3-wheeler, 4-wheeler and bus), portable electronic sector, grid storage, telecom and telecommunication towers, medical devices, household and office power back-ups (UPS)and powering robots in processing industry.