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Proposal Number: 7911

Domain: Energy

Theme(s): Cost-effective energy conversion & storage for variability in grid and transport
Hybrid energy systems & Integration

Supporting Central Government Agency: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 318.58

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sudipto Ghosh

Principal Investigator Institute: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Co-Investigators:
Dr. Venimadhav Adyam ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Dr. Sreeraj Puravankara ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Dr. Kaushik Biswas ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Dr. Tarun K. Kundu ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Dr. Subasish Basu Majumder ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Dr. Amreesh Chandra ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Dr. Chandan Chakraborty ,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Dr. Jishnu Bhattacharya ,Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Domain: Energy

Project Title

Hybrid Sodium-ion cell /super-capacitor packs for Light Electric Vehicles

Project Images

Image Caption:E-Bike at IIT Kharagpur (presently running by LIB) which will run by NIB-Super Cap hybrid pack at the end of the project

Web Abstract

Pb-acid batteries (PAB) are not suitable for electric vehicles due to their poor specific energy density. Lithium ion batteries (LIB), although having much higher specific energy density, are not cost effective and thus have not replaced PAB for majority of electric vehicles in India. Also India will have to totally depend on other countries like China for the raw materials of LIB. Sodium ion batteries (NIB) can have specific energies at par with lithium ion batteries and are significantly cheaper than LIB. Therefore the projectaims at run an E-vehicle using indigenously developed NIB-supercapacitor pack. This will be achieved by(1) identification of suitable materials that can be economically manufactured in India, (2) simulation based design of NIB cells(3) fabrication of the prismatic pouch NIB/supercapacitor cells utilizing pilot facility at IIT Kharagpur, (4) design and fabrication of energy management system and (5) pack fabrication and field test.