ISRO offers Transfer of Technology- Lithium ion.

ISRO- Premium institution offers to transfer know-how of Lithium-ion technology which has the better edge on lead- Acid battery or Nickel-Metal Hydride battery. This could be a boost to electric Vehicle Start-ups. 

'Make in India' drive and ISRO's offer to the transfer of technology to Indian manufacturing industry is to make it possible to increase the production of Lithium-ion batteries to various needs like electric vehicles in India.

The transfer of technology shall be on the basis of "non -exclusive" with a one time charge of Rupees one crore, to each qualified production agency. This is to help and achieve cent percent needs for the  Electrical vehicles in India by 2030. 

The oil run-vehicles emit carbon mix gas that is ejected into the natural atmosphere,  pollutes the fresh air. We need to find an environment-friendly Electric -Vehicles which would be of a great step forward. 

The need for Lithium-ion batteries are in many consumer products, like toys, electric goods, Battery operated Torch etc. The offer by ISRO has come at a time when the Lithium-ion batteries are implanted from China, South Korea, and Taiwan. Companies selected after due process on July 13 and 14th August 2018, would be published, production to begin sooner and later in August 2018. 

Why Lithium-ion?

  • It has High Energy Density, Lithium-ion is a highly reactive element, hence high energy can be stored in its atomic bonds.
  • Does not need a prolonged charge when it is new. Lithium-ion holds the charge longer than other batteries like lead-acid or nickel hydride battery. 
  • Low self- discharge rate- which is half that of nickel-based batteries extends supply limits.
  • No maintenance at all- the battery needs to charged after every discharge which itself- is hassle-free.
  • Costs lesses if production in India, which makes a common man affordable.

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