GODI and CSIR partners to manufacture Li-ion cells in Chennai
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GODI and CSIR partners to manufacture Li-ion cells in Chennai.

GODI India has partnered with CSIR to operate and maintain the Lithium-ion cell manufacturing facility in Taramani, Chennai and cater to various applications ranging from e-mobility to large scale energy storage systems.

Hyderabad-based Li-ion cell manufacturer GODI Energy has partnered with CSIR-CECRI (Central Electrochemical Research Institute) to operate and maintain an advanced Lithium-ion cell manufacturing facility in Taramani, Chennai.

Both the companies have entered into a first-of-a-kind public-private partnership for large-scale advanced Lithium-ion cell manufacturing by signing an MoA.

Dr. Shekhar C Mande, Former Secretary DSIR and Former Director General, CSIR, inaugurated the facility in the presence of Dr. Kalaiselvi, Director, CECRI.

Commenting on this partnership, Mr. Mahesh Godi, Founder and CEO of GODI India, said, “This partnership is just the beginning of the development of next-generation cells for mobility, ESS applications, and new R&D projects. GODI India will operate and maintain the facility to manufacture advanced 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 cell 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 are 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 with the standard cells available in the world market.”

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 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 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 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.”

Recently, GODI Energy became the first Indian company to get the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for its 21700 cylindrical NMC811 lithium-ion cells. As per the BIS requirement, the Godi-designed and made-in-India cells were tested and qualified by TUV, the third-party testing agency. GODI is the first company to get this certification for lithium-ion cells in India with its homegrown technology.

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