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Ushering in India’s Energy Independence
one battery at a time

Indi Energy team's Sodium-ion battery wins DRDO dare to dream

The energy crisis that engulfs our world, if left unaddressed, is here to stay. Unforeseeable geopolitical tensions and rapid inflation, coupled with the inevitable exhaustion of non-renewable sources of energy and their hazardous impact on our environment, have made it imperative that something needs to be changed. The issue extends far beyond our present existence, as it is about the future of mankind as well.

This is what inspired four IIT-Roorkee graduates to develop India’s first indigenous Sodium-ion Batteries, a sustainable energy storage innovation, and to establish Indi Energy, which is housed at IIT-Roorkee’s TIDES Business Incubator. Indi Energy’s revolutionary sodium-ion batteries derive their exceptional electrochemical performance from hard carbon, a technological marvel produced entirely from “bio-waste.”

Hard carbon serves as the “anode,” while sodium, one of the world’s most abundant elements, serves as the “cathode.” By achieving the world’s highest performance for “Hard Carbon made from bio-waste” used in Sodium-ion batteries, we have not only created a sustainable energy solution that is as adept at generating power as Lithium-ion batteries, but also can maintain consistent power output at a wide range of temperatures, making them extremely stable and completely non-flammable while being highly cost-efficient and far more durable than commercialized alternatives.

Indi Energy’s vision is to empower India to become a self-sufficient green economy by reducing the need for imports and the dependency on fossil fuels through the development and commercialization of indigenous, sustainable, and environmentally friendly energy storage technologies. With the commencement of the set-up of the Sodium-ion battery pilot plant, we have taken definitive steps towards enabling India’s energy independence and establishing our presence as a global leader in the sustainable energy storage sector. The mission of our company is to support India’s gradual transition from a fossil-based economy to a clean energy economy by providing low-cost, high-performance battery technology for industrial and consumer applications, as well as providing consultations to organizations that are seeking certification and guidance in becoming battery testing centers.

“The best way to predict a future is to create it” – Alan Kay

Research and development of Energy Storage Devices

The Vision is to bestow to build India’s fiscal system self-reliant. We can improve it by a gradual shift to renewable sources of energy. Current challenge of the country is to develop a technology, which can be proven as a sustainable means of energy conversion. Electrochemical energy storage and conversion can play a vital role for it, and can also come out with an output of less pollution, greenhouse effect and can reduce the dependency on oil producing countries, but its high cost and less safety makes them unsuitable to use.

Therefore, Indi Energy have taken its first step towards R&D on rechargeable battery technologies. We are the first company in North India who have facilities to make both Li-ion and Sodium ion batteries (Na-ion) in-house. We can make rechargeable Li-ion and Na-ion Pouch cells of upto 500 mAh rating for applications like Smartphones, Laptops, Toys, Emergency lights, solar street lights etc.

Our vision is to provide low cost, high performance battery technology for applications like solar and wind grid storage, electric scooters/E-rickshaws, Car SLI batteries, batteries for solar street lights, batteries for toys, UPS batteries, inverter batteries etc. As we are cognizant, India is currently transferring its vision to electric vehicles and grid storage. Therefore, we also provide consultancy regarding the development of testing facilities to organizations engrossed in becoming a certified battery technology tester for industries.

Therefore, a cross-cutting research is undertaken on battery technologies at Indi Energy, with current emphasis on developing next generation Sodium-ion batteries with high battery capacity and cycle life than presently commercialized Lead-acid batteries.

We started this company in April 2019 and incubated our startup at TIDES Business Incubator, IIT Roorkee. We have a good team of scientists and engineers from IIT Roorkee, having years of experience in developing next generation battery technologies like Li-ion batteries, Sodium ion batteries, Solid state batteries, Super-capacitors etc. We are developing rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors under realistic operating conditions. Then, based on this knowledge, we design and evaluate electrochemically-active materials, and to conceptualize and develop new electrochemical processes and systems.