Sustainable Supply Chains for EV Batteries

September 26, 2023 10:00 am - 3:30 pm IST

In person at Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi, and online.

(Open to public)

This hybrid event discusses strategies to create an internationally competitive electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem in India. The country has the potential to become a hub for EV manufacturing and recycling with the right incentives and government policies by producing battery cells and expanding mineral processing. However, India faces a challenge in sourcing critical minerals to develop locally- made batteries that will power the EV transition, which gives rise to two priorities. On the one hand, recycling existing batteries can secure a certain domestic supply of critical minerals while creating local employment. On the other hand, Indian companies will need to source primary raw minerals abroad in the short- to medium-term. 

To contribute to this discussion, the project partners, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), and Invest India launch and present the findings of three reports at this event:

  1. An assessment of India’s midstream potential
  2. A lithium sourcing roadmap for India
  3. ICRIER “Sampada” model for assessing the macroeconomic impact of Rajasthan’s Waste Recycling Park on battery waste recycling.



Welcome Remarks

Amrita Goldar, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

Introductory Remarks

Kanchi Gupta, Program Manager, ClimateWorks Foundation

Keynote Session

Sanjiva de Silva, Counsellor, Energy and Resources, Australian High Commission
Gaurav Joshi, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries
Periasamy Kumaran, Officer On Special Duty, Ministry of External Affairs

Session 1: India’s potential in the battery supply chain

Presentation of Report

Tom Moerenhout, Senior Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Abhishek Bansal, Senior Investment Specialist, Invest India
Arishna Saxena, Senior Investment Specialist, Invest India

Panel Discussion

Devashish Aneja, Vice President Partnerships, C4V
Deb Mukherji, Managing Director, Omega Seiki Mobility
Vikram Handa, Managing Director, Epsilon Carbon


Session 2: Critical minerals strategy for India

Presentation of Report

Siddharth Goel, Senior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Sonali Nandrajog, Communications Consultant, Climate Trends

Rajesh Chadha, Senior Fellow, Center on Social and Economic Progress
Murtiani Hendriwani, Policy Advisor, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Metals, Minerals and Sustainable Development
Manish Dua, Principal Consultant, Benchmark Minerals Intelligence
Rishabh Jain, Senior Program Lead, Council on Energy, Environment and Water


Session 3: Macroeconomic impacts of a circular economy

Presentation of Report

Amrita Goldar, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

Panel Discussion

V. P Yadav, Scientist ‘F’, Central Pollution Control Board
Vijai Singhal, Director, Greenhub Systems Private Limited
Parveen Kumar, Head Research and Development, Exigo Recycling
Suneel Pandey, Director Environment and Waste Management Division, The Energy and Resources Institute


Final Remarks

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