KKU successfully produced the first sodium-ion battery in ASEAN


On November 15, 2022, Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University, and Mr. Teerawut Tannukit, Representative of the Director-General of the Division of Innovation in Raw Materials and Primary Industries, presided over the press release session to announce the success of producing Sodium-Ion Battery, an environmentally friendly alternative battery made from rock salt in Thailand, at the Sarasin Room, 2nd Floor, Sirikunakorn Building, Khon Kaen University, and online via Facebook Live.

According to the KKU president, the university and the Department of Primary Industries and Mines (DPIM) collaborated to build an internal battery that was expected to be the first of its kind to be produced in the nation and ASEAN.

The Department of Primary Industries and Mines funded the research in the hopes that sodium-ion batteries would eventually take the place of lithium-ion batteries, said Mr. Teerawut Thunnukij.



Thairath online: https://www.thairath.co.th/news/local/2553625

Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2438840/uni-unveils-sodium-ion-battery-prototype