Development of Sustainable Dual-Ion Energy Storage Devices


Target: ₹ 16,00,000 ($ 20000)

Raised: ₹ 0 ($ 0)

No. of Donors : 0

Completion Date: 31st December 2026


The escalating global demand for energy, primarily reliant on unsustainable fossil fuels, underscores the urgent need for efficient and sustainable energy storage solutions. Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) dominate the portable electronics market, but challenges such as material scarcity and limited voltage windows necessitate exploration beyond traditional technologies.


This project focuses on the development of laser-derived expanded graphitic materials for high-rate Dual-Ion Batteries (DIBs). The goal is to optimize carbon precursor composition, laser parameters, and electrolyte formulations for high-voltage operation. Ultimately, the project aims to demonstrate prototype DIBs and capacitors utilizing laser-derived graphitic electrodes.

Timeline & Budget: The project spans three years with the following budget allocation:

  • Year 1: Rs 10 lakhs
  • Year 2: Rs 3 lakhs
  • Year 3: Rs 3 lakhs (Minor equipment/consumables)

Proposer Details:

The project is led by Dr. Narendra Kurra, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. Dr. Kurra's expertise lies in the intersection of chemistry and sustainable energy solutions, positioning him well to drive the successful execution of the project.