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Tata Chemicals signs a MOU with ISRO for transfer of ISRO’s Lithium-ion Cell Technology

March 18, 2019, Mumbai:  Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL), a world class manufacturer of basic chemistry products (Soda Ash, Sodium Bicarbonate) and a leader in India through its Consumer and Specialty products, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for transfer of ISRO’s lithium-ion cell technology.

The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), a part of ISRO, has developed technology to produce space grade lithium ion cells of various kinds, to power its rockets and satellites. Under this MoU, ISRO would transfer the technology to Tata Chemicals, so that it may utilise the knowhow for the manufacture of lithium-ion cells in India.  VSSC, ISRO would be providing this technology to TCL on a non-exclusive basis, to manufacture cells of varying capacity, size, energy density and power density - catering to a wide spectrum of power storage requirements.

With a transformation agenda built on innovation and sustainability, this move envisages leveraging advanced technology developed in India for wide commercial use, and is in line with the Company’s strategy to grow its Speciality business.