Advanced batteries launched at Technopark Kerala

June 18th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) New age smart batteries called ASTRAC were Saturday launched here by Certes Innovative Solutions (CIS), a Technopark - TBI incubated company. The product is expected to have a huge impact on the automobile industry, inverters, UPSes, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

The product was launched here by Mervin Alexander, CEO of Technopark, India’s first technogy park.

ASTRAC is a rechargeable cell based on an innovative technology which is capable of increasing the energy efficiency to 10 times or in other words, by consuming the same power of a 7 AH battery, the product can deliver the output equivalent to ten such batteries.

ASTRAC - Advanced Segmented Technology based Randomly Replicated Chargeable Cells is a result of the perseverance in this research for the last two and a half years by CIS.

CIS started with an aim to increase the efficiency of battery’s power consumption to at least 50 percent but they achieved far more than this by delivering an efficiency that is equivalent to ten times of the current batteries.

“With the same consumption of energy and time ASTRAC powered cells can deliver more output than the existing batteries. We have already applied for the patency of the technology and the product and have plans to exhibit the product at international events,” said Bobin Paul, CEO of CIS.

Alexander pointed out that this product is very revolutionary and is an achievement that will help in curbing energy consumption to a great extent.

“Technopark is proud to have incubated companies that are developing such path-breaking technologies. We are hopeful that ASTRAC will pave way for the complete energy management researches in a new direction,” said Alexander.

The product, developed as a part of CIS’s environment friendly ‘Green and Clean’ initiative, will be produced commercially after gaining the patent for the technology.

Vishnu V. Nath, chief technical officer and Project Head for ASTRAC pointed out, if saved power is considered as generated power, then implementation of ASTRAC Cells results in increasing the power production to seven to 10 times.

“Electric automobiles can save a lot of time and energy on implementing ASTRAC. With such products, we don’t have to depend on automobiles that run on exhaustible fuels which could be a great boost for the economy. This product can reduce the pollution caused by petroleum fuels to almost nil,” said Nath.

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