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Innovative lithium ion batteries designed by GrinnTech Motors


Introduction

GrinnTech Motors is a battery technology company that designs quality lithium ion batteries for 2 wheeler, 3 wheeler, and 4 wheeler vehicles.

Product or concept

They design lithium ion battery technology and provide battery management solutions to electrical vehicle manufacturers and battery manufacturers.

Problem being solved

To increase the availability of lithium ion battery packs for Indian vehicles.

Process or technology involved

  • They design the thermal, mechanical, hardware, software and electrical safety systems.
  • Also provide overall assembly of the battery packs.
  • Integrates battery management solutions that can log user’s data points and help analyse battery performance.
  • Licenses this out to battery manufacturers such as Exide and Amara Raja.

Sustainability benefits

  • Energy conservation through better design principles.
  • Increases the quality and durability of EV usage in India.

User segments that will benefit

  • Battery Manufacturers
  • Electrical vehicle Manufacturers.

People or organizations involved

Co: GrinnTech Motors and Services Pvt Ltd.

People: Puneet Jain, Nikhilesh Mishra

Innovations or USPs

  • Their thermal design is developed specifically for Indian conditions.
  • They have developed many mathematical models to obtain the best efficiency out of the battery pack.
  • Can get the design and commercialisation of the battery packs done in 3-4 months. (Markets usually takes about 18 months for the same).

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science

Awards & recognitions

Incubated at IIT M Research Park in 2017.

Other interesting highlights

Developed battery technology for Solar Kits. The same will be distributed in remote areas in Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Manipur.


Start-up incubated at:

Taramani

Videos

Grinntech, a lithium battery technology company - An IITM Incubated Startup

Lithium-ion batteries: How do they work?

Advanced model-based battery management systems (BMS) - The University of Oxford

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Know more about the people behind this

Designing and packaging the technology for EV battery makers : The article talks about the founder's journey in setting up Grinntech Motors.

IIT-M start-ups focus on electric vehicle market : The article sheds light on how Grinntech is able to uniquely position itself in the EV battery market.

Make a visit to get a first-hand experience

Grinntech Motors : For more information regarding them, you can contact them through the website.

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Purchase the product/solution

Grinntech Motors : For more information on Lithium ion battery packs and battery management services offered by them, you can contact them through their website.

Connect with experts

Dr.M.Siluvai Michael : Dr.M.Siluvai Michael has been in the teaching and research field since 1999. She also has 3 patents to her name till now in the field of chemical engineering.

Konda Shiva : He is currently the team lead for Solid State Battery Group at IIT - Madras Research Park, Taramani.

Dr. Ramaprabhu, S : Dr. Ramaprabhu currently leads the Alternative Energy and Nanotechnology Laboratory at IIT - Madras

Dr.M.Sasidharan : Dr.M.Sasidharan has 14 years postdoctoral experience in UK, Netherlands, Germany, and Japan and 8 year teaching experience as on May 2019.

CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute : They conduct training programs in battery technology and have quality testing laboratories present at the Chennai centre. For more details, you can contact the chief scientist whose contact is given here.

Experiment through do-it-yourself projects

Make your own Li-Ion Battery Pack : The video provides step by step guidance in combining common 18650 Li-Ion batteries in order to create a battery pack that features a higher voltage, a bigger capacity and most importantly useful safety measures.

How To Build a Lithium Battery (Part 1 of 2) : This video is a two part series where a 48 cell lithium ion battery pack is built out of 18650 cells. The video also provides information on how battery management systems can be added to enable proper charging.

DIY Lithium Battery - What could go wrong? : The video aims to instruct others about following the safety measures while assembling a lithium ion battery pack.

DIY Lithium Ion Battery Pack : The video shows how one can assemble the lithium ion battery pack. This can be used to power LEDs, RC planes, FPV goggles, hot wire foam cutter, etc.

Learn more

Making Batteries Better | Jeff Dahn | TEDxDalhousieU : The video talks about how the type of innovations and dialogues that must take place in academic circles to make our current battery technology better.

How Lithium-ion Batteries Work : The series of articles provide clarity on the why the lithium ion batteries are better compared to other conventional battery packs by decoding its processes.

Lithium-ion battery, How does it work? : The video provides a visual explanation on the working of lithium ion cells and how they are assembled to form a battery pack.

Lithium ion Nobel Prize shows how individual brainstorms add up to world-transforming innovations : The article uses the example of lithium ion batteries to drive cooperation in technological innovation and development.

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Lithium Ion Batteries : The video talks about the inventors of lithium ion technology winning the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.