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Hindalco, Phinergy and IOP partnered to develop aluminium-air batteries for EVs

Published on July 19, 2022
Current Context: Aditya Birla group's Hindalco partners with Israel's metal-air battery pioneer Phinergy and IOP, a joint venture between Indian Oil Corporation and Phinergy to develop and the pilot production of aluminum plates for aluminum-air batteries in India.
Hindalco, Phinergy and IOP partnered to develop aluminium-air batteries for EVs
  • In an aluminum-air battery, based on the metal-air technology the aluminum-air batteries produce energy when aluminum reacts with oxygen in ambient air to produce aluminum hydroxide.
  • The surplus aluminum hydroxide in the batteries can be recycled to recover aluminum. Recycling of aluminum is part of the MoU signed by the three companies.
  • The lightweight and the energy-dense aluminum-air battery will increase the driving range of electric vehicles.
  • Hindalco stated that these batteries will enable quick refueling and can eliminate the need for expensive EV charging stations.
  • According to Hindalco's managing director Satish Pai, India has an abundance of aluminum resources and this technology can help enhance the nation's energy and resource utilization.


Q.1 Which company partnered with Phinergy and IOP to develop aluminum-air batteries for Electric Vehicle?
a. Hindalco
b. Nalco
c. Bharat Aluminium company
d. Sacheta metals Ltd
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