For the first time in India, CSIR-CECRI (Central Electrochemical Research Institute) and GODI India have entered into a public-private partnership through an MoA to operate and maintain an advanced Lithium-ion cell 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 to 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 the next generation of energy storage applications. We have taken a step further to provide a 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 the 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.”