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ISRO receives response from 141 firms for lithium ion tech

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Indian Space Research Organisation today said it has received response from 141 companies to its Request For Qualification (RFQ) for of the ion cell to Indian industries.

In June, ISRO had issued RFQ in connection with the technology transfer, containing a brief description of the qualification aspects, process, timelines and other relevant details.

ISRO's VSSC has successfully developed and qualified ion cells of capacities ranging from 1.5 Ah to 100 Ah for use in satellites and launch vehicles.

"Space Centre (VSSC) has received response from 141 companies for its ion cell technology," ISRO said in a statement.

According to the space agency, lithium-ion (Li-ion) is one of the "most promising" owing to its high voltage, highenergy density, long life cycle and high storagecharacteristics.

It finds wide applications in electronic gadgets, tele-communication and as well as in

The recent progresses in Li-ion have made it the favourite power source for electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

With the successful deployment of indigenous lithium ion batteries in various missions, ISRO said, VSSC is planningto transfer this technology to the industries to establishproduction facilities for producing lithium ion cells to coverthe entire spectrum of power storage requirements of thecountry.

Floating the RFQ, ISRO had earlier said, "This initiative is expected to enable Zero Emission Policy of and accelerate the development of indigenous electric vehicle industry.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 17:55 IST