Scaling and stabilising lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing in India is critical to India realising its decarbonisation goals. This issue brief deconstructs the lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing process, estimates the material and finance requirements, and offers a blueprint for a possible indigenisation strategy.
A significant portion of the rapidly growing battery demand projected between 2021-2022 and 2029-30 from India’s power and mobility sector can be met by domestic battery manufacturing. This study finds that enabling such a large-scale buildout will require mobilisation of significant capital and securing of battery components and electrode materials to supply the industry.
Developing indigenous upstream and midstream capacity in lithium-ion battery supply chains were identified as avenues for significant additional value capture. The study concludes that India will need to focus on innovation, ecosystem building and securing cathode mineral supplies to secure this nascent industry.
Access “How Can India Indigenise Lithium-ion Battery Manufacturing?: Formulating Strategies across the Value Chain” published by Council on Energy, Environment and Water here