7th Asian DME Conference Toki Messe Convention Center Niigata, Japan 16 - 18 November 2011
More than two hundred delegates attended the 7th iteration of the Asian DME Conference, organized by the Japan DME Forum in Niigata. In addition to two full days of conference presentations and a panel discussion, the event included a vehicle display and a number of site visits providing attendees with a comprehensive firsthand look at facilities and technology covering much of the DME value chain, from production to end-user.
The IDA held its last Board of Directors meeting of 2011 and Annual Members' meeting in Niigata on the occasion of the conference, and announced the date and location of its 5th International DME Conference in 2012.
Materials and photographs courtesy of the Japan DME Forum
Japan GTL Demonstration Test Project (Higashiko Industrial Park, Niigata) Visit to GTL demonstration project run by consortium of six companies.
Fuel DME Promotion Plant (Mitsubishi Gas Chemical plant, Niigata) Visit to Japan's first commercial DME production and distribution facility.
DME Filling Station Visit to a filling station where DME is mixed with a lubricity improver before being pumped.
DME Boilers Visit to two enterprises using DME-fired boilers at their plants (Sato Foods Co., Ltd. & Ichimasa Kamaboko Co. Ltd.)
High-Speed DME Fueling System (Yokohama LP Gas Terminal) Visit to see a high-speed DME fueling system for use with DME vehicles.
DME in Japan - Perspectives on the New Paradigm after Fukushima Dr. Yotaro Ohno Director Japan DME Forum
R&D for DME Vehicle Infrastructure and Proposal for Standardization Mr. Hiroyuki Amemori BioDME and DME Vehicle Promotion Committee
DME Fuel in Korea Prof. Gye-Gyu Lim President Korea DME Association
Dominant Technology for Propylene Production (DTP) Process Mr. Nobuyasu Chikamatsu JGC Corporation
DME Vehicles in China Prof. Zhen Huang Vice Chairman China DME Association
Synthesis of DME and Gasoline from Biomass-Derived Synthesis Gas Mr. Ulrich Arnold Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
DME Global Activity Update Mr. Jean-Alain Taupy Chairman International DME Association
BioDME Feedstock & Process Considerations Mr. Serge Randhava Unitel Technologies
Industrial Use at Ichimasakamaboko Mr. Kazuhito Imura Ichimasakamaboko Co. Ltd.
The Synthesis of BioDME and Process Estimation on Economy Mr. Tomohisa Miyazawa Biomass Technology Research Centre National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
DME Promotion Project in Japan Mr. Akira Ishiwada Fuel DME Production Company
Quality Control of BioDME Produced Via Black Liquor Gasification Mr. Olov Öhrman Energy Technology Centre
Tests of the DME Truck in Commercial Use Mr. Kazuya Murakawa Niigata Unyu Co., Ltd.
Performance and Emissions of a Second Generation Biofuel - DME Prof. David Kittelson Center for Diesel Research Department of Engineering University of Minnesota
Development Status of DME Vehicle in Japan Mr. Naoki Shimazaki Isuzu Advanced Engineering Center Ltd.
A Study of Diesel Nozzle Tip Wear in the Fuel DME Mr. Masaaki Kato Denso Corporation
DME Production & Standardization in China Mr. Xingan Yan Senior Project Manager ENN Group
Development of DME Engine and Related Technologies Dr. Young Jae Lee Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER)
KOGAS DME Activities for Commercialization Dr. Wonjon Cho Korea Gas Corporation
Development of Fuel System and Combustion Technique for DME as an Alternative Fuel Mr. Soo-Jin Jeong Korea Automotive Technology Institute
Current Status of DME as Fuel in Indonesia Mr. Unggul Priyanto Deputy to Chairman for Information, Energy, and Material Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (BPPT)
The Experimental Study of Emission Characteristic and Fuel Economy for the Heavy-Duty DME Bus Mr. Yong-Il Oh Ulsan University
Solving Ulaanbaatar Air Pollution Disaster - A DME Solution Mr. Munkhtur Togooch MCS
Effects of Pilot Injection Strategies on Spray Visualization and Combustion in a Diret Injection Compression Ignition Engine Using DME and Diesel Mr. Jae-Hoon Jeong Ulsan University
What Place for DME in the Energy Matrix? Mr. Vincent Dabas Asset Manager Coal and Biomass Conversion Total
Investigation of Combustion Characteristics of a Diesel Engine Fueled with DME-Biodiesel Blends Mr. Xinqi Qiao Shanghai Jiao Tong University
BioDME - From Wood to Wheel Mr. Per Salomonsson Project Manager BioDME Project
Low-Temperature Ignition of DME-Air Mixture in a Straight Heated Tube Reactor Mr. Jian Gao Hokkaido University
Alcohol (Spirit) and Ether as Marine Fuel (SPIRETH) Project Mr. Ben Iosefa Director, Energy Applications Methanex
Low NOx Combustion of DME by Exhaust Gas Recirculation Under High Pressure Mr. Hiroaki Takeuchi Kansai University
North American Affairs and R & D Committee Updates Prof. André Boehman Professor of Fuel Science The Pennsylvania State University
Dewatering and Deoiling Technology Mr. Hideki Kanda Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
Methanol and DME - Key Petrochemicals for Tomorrow's World Mr. Leo Wirawan Methanol Market Services (MMSA)
Hydrogen Production by DME Reforming Over Copper Catalysts Prepared Using the Sol-Gel Method Dr. Kaoru Takeishi Associate Professor Faculty of Engineering Shizuoka University
DME Standardization, Regulation, and Safety Recommendations Mr. François Bollon International DME Association
Mechanistic Study of CO2 Reforming of DME Over Cu-Based Hybrid Catalyst for Low-Temperature Waste Heat Recovery Mr. Kenji Asami The University of Kitakyushu
Effect of Fuel Impurities on DME Powered Diesel Engine System Mr. Mitsuharu Oguma National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Applicability of Dimethyl Ether to Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - Reforming and Cell Performance in Anode Off-Gas Recyle Mr. Yohei Tanaka National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)