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ISRO shortlists 14 firms for transfer of lithium ion cell technology

IANS  |  Chennai 

Indian space agency has shortlisted 14 companies out of over 100 companies that showed interest in its ion cell technology, said a

"Over 100 companies showed interest in our ion cell technology. Out of them, 14 have been shortlisted. We will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with them once they agree for the same," S. Somanath, Director, Space Centre (VSSC), told IANS.

The VSSC is part of the (ISRO).

Somanath said has already transferred the technology to BHEL for production of space grade ion batteries.

In June it announced its decision to transfer its own to the Indian industry on a non-exclusive basis for use in automobiles for Rs 1 crore.

The space agency had said the initiative will accelerate the development of the indigenous electric vehicle industry.

The VSSC, located in Kerala, will transfer the to the successful Indian industries/start-ups on a non-exclusive basis to establish production facilities in the country that can produce cells of varying size, capacity, and power density catering to the entire spectrum of power storage requirements, had said.

The ISRO makes lithium ion cell batteries of various sizes and power (1.5 ampere to 100 ampere) to power its rockets and satellites.

Presently, the lithium ion battery is the most dominant for a variety of societal needs, including mobile phones, laptops, cameras and many other portable consumer gadgets apart from and

Recent advances in the have made it the preferred power source for electric and hybrid electric vehicles also.



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First Published: Mon, December 17 2018. 17:44 IST