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EGAT will be expanding its EV Kit & Blueprint Project into the commercial sector in 2020.

Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) will be expanding its EV Kit & Blueprint Project into the commercial sector in 2020. The project will be divided into 3 pilot areas. EGAT has been researching modified electronic vehicle (i-EV) systems since 2016. The project involves the development of technologies for converting regular vehicles into electric vehicles (EV). Blueprints and i-EV modification kits will be made available to interested car repair facilities. The cost for conversion is around 200 thousand baht per vehicle.

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InfocommAsia will hold a major trade show and conference on the latest professional AV technology in ASEAN at Bangkok’s Bitec during May 15-17

InfocommAsia, a unit of Avixa, will hold a major trade show and conference on the latest professional audio and video (AV) technology in ASEAN at Bangkok’s Bitec during May 15-17, for the first time in Southeast Asia.
Thailand is chosen as the venue for the event largely because of its attractiveness in the eyes of international exhibitors and business visitors. Thailand is also seen as the region’s leader in terms of AV technology.

 

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PTIC will serve to foster petroleum exploration and production business, new energy business, and technologies in the field of AI and robotics.

3. PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) has signed a lease to rent a plot of land (17.5 acres)  belonging to TT Public Company Limited (PTT) at Wang Chan Valley, for the purpose of constructing the PTTEP Technology and Innovation Centre (PTIC), which will serve to foster petroleum exploration and production business, new energy business, and technologies in the field of AI and robotics.

 

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Local companies are keen on investment in solar panel recycling plants under the flagship EEC scheme to capitalise on growth of solar panel installation in Thailand.

Local companies are keen on investment in solar panel recycling plants under the flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme to capitalise on growth of solar panel installation in Thailand.
Solar panels contain many different silicon cells -- thin film solar cells and crystalline silicon solar cells -- as well as cadmium telluride, which is needed for recycling. The Industrial Works Department projects the volume of solar panels expiring in 5-10 years will reach 500,000 tonnes or 18 million solar panels. 

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Thai scientists innovate to save coral


In the laboratory and the oceans, Thailand’s scientists are saving precious marine life with a breakthrough method of breeding coral through frozen sperm cells, and by using Superglue to save and regenerate dying coral at Maya Bay, the famous setting for the Hollywood film The Beach.

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Thai hospital achieves first step using ‘killer cells’ on cancer

Doctors at Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok announced last week that they have successfully multiplied a type of white blood cells called “killer cells” in five patients. The cells have the ability to kill particular types of cancers, putting Thailand at the forefront of a promising new approach to cure some cancers.

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Researchers have announced the first successful step towards the prevention of cancer relapse in high-risk leukemia patients.

Researchers have announced the first successful step towards the prevention of cancer relapse in high-risk leukemia patients. The first patient in their research project, which involves deploying natural killer cells, has demonstrated a clear, satisfactory response, said Asst. Professor Dr. Udomsak Bunworasate from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine. 

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BiiC has invested in US-born companies Geltor and Enevate as a bid to continue their efforts in green products production and electric power businesses.

Bangchak Initiative and Innovation Center (BiiC) has invested in US-born companies Geltor and Enevate as a bid to continue their efforts in green products production and electric power businesses. BiiC is set to expand the technology for lithium battery production for electric vehicles (EV) into creating faster EV charging stations which could be installed and used for re-charging the vehicles anywhere, including personal residences and even along the roadside.

 

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Thai leather industry in preparations of the Industry 4.0 era

The Ministry of Industry is pushing forward for more development in the Thai leather industry in preparations of the Industry 4.0 era, in which the focus for developments will be on brand building, industrial clusters development, as well as increase productivity and innovations through the use of science and technology.

 

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NBTC in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health has initiated the Telehealth Project

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commissions (NBTC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health has inititated the Telehealth Project, where telecommunication and information technology system are applied to help develop remote health care systems on the internet to be used in rural areas (Zone C) and marginal areas (Zone C+). Currently, 8 provinces are being piloted for the programmen including Chiang Rai, Phetchabun, Kamphaeng phet, Kanchanaburi, Kalasin, Surin, Surat Thani and Songkhla.

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