India, July 19, 2022: For the first time in India CSIR-CECRI (Central Electrochemical Research Institute) and GODI India have entered into a public-private partnership through a MoA, to operate and maintain advanced Lithium-ion cells manufacturing facility in Taramani, Chennai. Dr Shekhar C Mande, Former Secretary DSIR and Former Director General, CSIR inaugurated the facility in the presence of Dr Kalaiselvi, Director, CECRI.
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”.
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.”