General Motors and Thailand’s PTT will collaborate on research into alternative fuels, including ethanol. The announcement came one day after PTT was certified to be the first distributor of E85 in the country.
GM and PTT will focus on expanding ethanol production from non-food crops. Other efforts will include studying hydrogen fuel, low-cost hybrid systems and other technologies for Thailand and the rest of Southeast Asia.
The day before, GM announced a $445-million investment in Thailand to build a new diesel engine plant and to upgrade an existing assembly plant. (Earlier post.)