CSIR-CECRI Partners with GODI India to Set Up Large Scale Advanced Lithium-ion Cells Production facility in Chennai


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GODI India and CSIR-CECRI (Central Electrochemical Research Institute), have signed a MoA to establish a public-private partnership. This partnership will allow them to operate and maintain a Lithium-ion cell manufacturing plant in Taramani in Chennai. In the presence of Dr Kalaiselvi (Director, CECRI), Dr Shekhar C. Mande, former Secretary DSIR, and former Director General, CSIR, inaugurated the facility.

Dr Shekhar C Mande, Former Secretary DSIR and Former Director General, CSIR, said, “CSIR is a treasure of knowledge covering all facets of science. CSIR is contributing a lot in the Space, Defence, Nuclear and other societal applications. Partnering with GODI India marks a new chapter in the development of advanced Lithium-ion cells with regard to next generation of energy storage applications. We have taken a step further to provide fruitful contribution to the ultimate benefit of the country under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.”

Dr N Kalaiselvi, Director, CECRI, said, “It is a glorious occasion for India in the area of energy storage for manufacturing Lithium-ion cells initiated by CECRI in partnership with GODI India Private Limited in presence of Dr Shekhar Mande, Former Secretary DSIR and Former Director General- CSIR in a function held at CSIR-CECRI’s Chennai Centre at Taramani”.

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Commenting on this partnership, Mr Mahesh Godi, Founder and CEO, GODI India, said, “This partnership is just a beginning of development of next generation cells for mobility, ESS applications and new R&D projects. GODI India will operate and maintain the facility to manufacture advance Lithium-ion cells and cater to various applications ranging from e-mobility to large scale energy storage systems. This partnership signifies our credibility and testimony of technology strength in Lithium-ion cells manufacturing”

Sharing details about the Lithium-ion market, Mr. Mahesh said, “Currently, all the Lithium-ion cells are being imported mostly from China and South Korea. GODI India is the first Indian company to manufacture Made-in-India & Made-for-India Lithium-ion cells, which is certified by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), tested and qualified by TUV, the third-party testing agency. With this, GODI India can manufacture and sell the cells at par to the standard cells available in the world market.”

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