Birla Carbon virtual car drives interest in battery products

Birla Carbon virtual car drives interest in battery products

Birla Carbon virtual car drives interest in battery products 1024 501 Batteries International

July 28, 2022: Carbon additives company Birla Carbon announced the launch on July 25 of an online ‘virtual showroom’ — highlighting the diverse industrial usage of carbon black including in battery technology.

Birla has developed a range of performance conductive additives that are designed to improve the energy density, power density, and charging speed of lithium and lead acid batteries.

The company uses a virtual car to showcase the value and widespread usage of carbon black by examining its usage in the intricate parts of the vehicle.

Birla said the virtual showroom marks its foray into digital innovation to explain the usage of carbon black products, not just in battery technology but also in mechanical rubber goods, coatings, inks, plastics, and tyres.

The initiative follows the company’s announcement on July 14 that it had raised $50 million in the form of a ‘green loan’ to refinance a part of the capital expenditure incurred for tackling emissions at its North Bend plant in the US.

The loan came after the company adopted a green finance framework, which outlines the criteria and provides guidelines for Birla to finance eligible environmental projects through green loans or bonds.