Ford Motor Company today announced a partnership with the Thailand National Science and Technology Development Administration (NSTDA) to develop systems approaches and technical capabilities for the domestic production and use of bio-ethanol fuels. Gerry Kania, president, Ford ASEAN Operations, and Dr. Pairach Tachayapong, director, NSTDA, signed a Memorandum of understanding outlining the primary objectives of the partnership. Both parties are meeting in Bangkok for a two-day workshop to investigate the production of bio-ethanol fuel from agricultural products and by-products that are energy efficient, environmentally friendly and economically viable.