An agreement has been reached between NSTDA and Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (EA) on a collaborative project to enable energy security for Thailand. The MOU was signed by Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President and Mr. Somphote Ahunai, EA CEO on 22 September 2020.

Under this 5-year agreement, NSTDA, represented by the National Security and Dual-Use Technology Center (NSD), and EA are committed to research collaboration on cutting-edge energy technology to improve efficiency and safety of energy storage devices and battery management systems covering topics such as supercapacitor, zinc-ion battery, lithium-sulfur battery, activated carbon production from locally-sourced biomass such as palm kernel shells, and graphene fabrication. In addition to R&D, both parties will strengthen manpower development and support an establishment of a state-of-the-art battery testing center.