The Indian Space research Organisation is thinking about transferring its Lithium-ion cell technology to other companies so that the technology is used for the benefit of this country's development. The Lithium-ion has a wide range of usages ranging from electronics to aerospace technology. ISRO has chosen ten companies for the transfer of its Lithium-ion cell technology.
The names of the places as follows - Chittoor,Bharat Electronics Limited, Pune, Amara Raja Batteries Limited, Carborundum Universal Limited, Kochi, Exicom Tele-Systems Limited, Gurgaon, GOCL Corporation Limited, Hyderabad; GOCL Corporation Limited, Hyderabad, National Aluminium Co Limited, Bhubaneswar, Sukhbir Agro Energy Limited, New Delhi, Tata Chemicals Limited, Mumbai, and Thermax Limited, Pune.
The list of the companies was published by ISRO itself. The organization had been planning to take this initiative for a long time. ISRO had issued a Request for Qualification in connection with technology transfer, containing a brief description of the qualification aspects, technology transfer process, timelines, and other relevant details back in June. ISRO had received a response from 141 companies, and out of them, they have chosen the above mentioned ten companies.
Floating the RFQ, ISRO had earlier said,
This initiative is expected to enable Zero Emission Policy of India and accelerate the development of indigenous electric vehicle industry. - ISRO
The lithium-ion cell developed by VSSC ranges from 1.5 Ah to 100 Ah for use in satellites and launch vehicles. Lithium-ion’s capacity to sustain high-voltage, high energy density, long life cycle, and high storage characteristics makes it one of the “most” promising” electrochemical energy storage technologies. Electric and hybrid electric vehicles make the best use of lithium-ion batteries.
After the successful deployment of the lithium-ion batteries in various mission, it is time to expand its use to other aspects, particularly the country’s power storage. VSSC is planning to transfer this technology to the companies so that it might be able to cover the country’s power storage needs.