Tata Chemicals signs MOU with CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 24-10-2018 17:55:00 IST

Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) today 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, TCL 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.

Speaking on this partnership, Mr. R. Mukundan, Managing Director, Tata Chemicals said, “At our Innovation Centre in Pune, we continue to explore newer frontiers in chemistry, with a view to applying science to solve the challenges of tomorrow. Together with CECRI’s strengths in electrochemistry, we will build capabilities in new age energy materials for Lithium-ion cells.”

About Tata Chemicals:

A part of the Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited, is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on Basic Chemistry Products, Consumer and Specialty products.  Tata Chemicals is the pioneer and market leader in India’s branded Iodised salt segment. Extending its portfolio from salt to other food essentials, TCL unveiled India’s first national brand of pulses, followed by a range of spices and nutrimixes. The company’s Basic Chemistry product range provides key ingredients to some of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, detergents and other industrial products.

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