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 IIT Kanpur startup’s unique battery design does away with Lithium, Cobalt

A recent news item from YourStory Media talks about ZinGel batteries made by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

startup Offgrid Energy Labs, which dispenses with costly, imported Li-ion cells as well as lead acid batteries which may not be quite suitable for electric vehicles.

From the report and from their web site, it appears that these guys are working on a Zinc based chemistry that could involve fundamentally different designs for the electrodes and the electrolyte, though many specifics about their IP are not clear. But it is inspiring to see Indian startups diving deep into battery tech – a technically challenging space.

As someone observing the battery space for a while, I have learnt that Lithium is currently the king for a reason, and beating Li chemistry at its game (energy density, power) is not easy.

So it will be good to know from the founders more, or whatever inputs they can reveal at this stage.

But for their sheer big ambitions to beat the big boys of battery world, here’s EAI INCLINE wishing them all the best!

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