Lohum, IIT Kanpur Tie Up To Advance Sustainability Of Lithium-ion Batteries

Both entities are looking to achieve shared goals of reducing the carbon footprint of EV batteries and accelerating the energy transition

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and Lohum Cleantech, a sustainable energy transition materials producing startup, has announced a strategic partnership for R&D collaboration in sustainability and other core areas. 

Under the partnership, Professor Kanwar Singh Nalwa from the Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering at IIT Kanpur, will lead the team to work together with Lohum on projects focused on advancing Lithium-ion battery testing technology and techniques for battery raw material quality evaluation.

The projects, under the partnership, will help develop technologies important for ensuring the safety and longevity of batteries. Lohum will also help IITK commercialise its research outcomes in other areas.

In addition to the research collaboration, Lohum will provide fellowship to select Ph.D. students from IIT Kanpur to aid them in their research. It will also support the IITK Motorsports team, which won the Class I electric category of Formula Bharat 2023.

"The collaboration will help us develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the battery industry, which is critical to the growth of EVs in the country," says Rajat Verma, CEO of Lohum Cleantech.

Professor Kanwar Singh Nalwa from the Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering, IIT Kanpur, said, “The collaboration between Lohum Cleantech and IIT Kanpur is a significant step towards promoting sustainable energy and circular economy in India. It also strengthens the eco-system of industry-academia partnerships that the Government of India has been trying to foster.”

Both entities are looking to achieve shared goals of reducing the carbon footprint of EV batteries and accelerating the energy transition.