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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.

Question: 

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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