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DST launches energy storage innovation challenge

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 2, 2020

India’s Department of Science and Technology has launched an innovation challenge to develop economically viable energy storage solutions that can be integrated with appropriate renewable energy sources to provide an uninterrupted power supply for rural households and...

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Startups look to reduce dependence on lithium from China

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has brought into stark focus the over-dependence of global supply chains on China. Nations around the world are now more desperate than ever for alternatives, but it’s a tough ask to replace Chinese supplies. One of the areas where China dominates the...

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Reserves of lithium, critical for EV batteries, found near Bengaluru: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2020

Researchers at the Atomic Minerals Directorate, a unit of India’s Atomic Energy Commission, have estimated lithium reserves of 14,100 tonnes in a patch of land surveyed in Mandya, 100 km from Bengaluru, according to a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue of journal...

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India’s electric vehicle ambitions could stumble on lack of Lithium

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2020

India’s ambition of becoming a global hub for making electric vehicles faces one major hurdle: its lack of access to lithium. Home to some of the most polluted cities on the planet, the South Asian nation is pivoting toward new-energy vehicles to clean up its toxic air. But...

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Three Indian PSUs set up JV to mine for lithium, cobalt overseas

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 2, 2019

Three Indian state-run companies are to form a joint venture to buy mining assets overseas that have minerals such as lithium and cobalt, which are used in the manufacture of batteries for...

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India likely to invest in Bolivia lithium industry

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 1, 2019

India has expressed interest in investing in the lithium industry of Bolivia, home to vast untapped mines of the mineral that is used in rechargeable batteries for portable electronics and...

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