Tata Chemicals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CSIR - CECRI (Central Electrochemical Research Institute), Karaikudi to explore collaborative technology scaling up of manufacturing cathode materials for Lithium-ion cells.
Under this MoU, the company and CSIR-CECRI envisages 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 direction for increased electrification in transportation and the thrust on cleaner forms of energy in India.
Tata Chemicals is the second-largest producer of soda ash in the world with manufacturing facilities in India, UK, Kenya and USA. It is India’s leading crop nutrients player and a leading player in crop protection business through its subsidiary Rallis India.