India: Lithium-Ion Tata Chemicals to Explore Collaborative Technology with Csir-Cecri, Karaikudi
The global chemical company has signed a MOU with the Tamil-Nadu based research institute. Under this agreement, the firm aims to discover potential collaborative technology for increasing the production of cathode materials.
Mumbai/India – Tata Chemicals (TCL), the world’s leading player in basic chemistry products and a leading player in India through its consumer and specialty products, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Csir-Cecri (Central Electrochemical Research Institute), Karaikudi, to explore collaborative technology for scaling up the manufacture of cathode materials for lithium-ion cells.
Under this MOU, TCL and Csir-Cecri envisage building a partnership which would leverage Csir-Cecri’s intellectual property, capabilities and infrastructure to test and validate multiple possible cathode chemistries, with a view to eventually manufacture lithium-ion batteries for various applications. This partnership is intended to build a strong foundation on commercially scalable cathode chemistries and is in line with the focus on increased electrification in transportation and the thrust on cleaner forms of energy in India. With a transformation agenda built on innovation and sustainability, the company also intends to grow its specialty business.
The Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre has been the company’s technology and innovation hub, providing sustainable differentiators to its businesses with the advantage of multi-disciplinary expertise for customer-centric solutions.