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DME Sustainable Mobility Workshop

A one-day, invitation-only workshop providing an opportunity for industry members to inform, discuss, and strategize on the subject of DME and its potential role as a viable alternative automotive fuel, with an emphasis on the European context.

In the wake of growing sentiment against diesel and compression ignition engines, and a growing emphasis on transport sustainability, the workshop will provide industry stakeholders (and those with the interest and / or potential to participate, support and advance industry efforts) with an opportunity to discuss the issue, to examine the case for DME as a sustainable and low-emission fuel, and to propose a path forward.

The program will include perspectives from DME stakeholders across the value chain, providing attendees with an authoritative overview of commercial, technical, and regulatory initiatives completed, underway, and foreseen, and the information required to facilitate well-informed discussion amongst decision–makers. An optional site visit program will provide an opportunity to see facilities connected with advanced fuels and engines development (including DME) at a world-leading facility partnering with global OEMs.


Wednesday, 14 March

Thursday, 15 March

15.30 - 17.00
Optional Site Visit

Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA)
RWTH Aachen University
52074 Aachen

Map and Directions

Parking Map
Note: Only on-street parking is available for those driving their own vehicles to the VKA. The map above shows where public parking spaces are located on Forckenbeckstreet. Delegates are invited to park their vehicles at the Ford facility, from where a shuttle van will be making rerturn trips to the VKA and back all afternoon.

18.00 - 19.30
Welcome Reception

Ratskeller Aachen
Markt 40
52062 Aachen

08.00 - 17.00
DME Sustainable Mobility Workshop

Includes breaks, lunch, workshop and
afternoon industry roundtable

Ford Research and Innovation Center
Süsterfeldstraße 200
52072 Aachen

Map and Directions

Attire: Business casual


Detailed Workshop Agenda

Sustainable Fuels for Future Mobility -
The DME Opportunity for CI Engines

Andreas Schamel
Director Global Powertrain Research & Advanced Engineering
Ford Motor Company

Case Study 1 | Volvo
DME as a Sustainable Heavy-Duty
Diesel Alternative

Henrik Salsing
Combustion Development
Volvo Trucks

Case Study 3 | AVT
eDME Sustainable Fuel Production

Dominik Bongartz
Research Engineer

DME Commercial Production and Supply -
A Producer's Perspective

Amin Ameri
Technical and Market Development Manager
DME Business

Projects, Investments, and Trends Driving the Case for DME - A Global Overview
Rebecca Boudreaux
Oberon Fuels

Building Up the Future - Measuring the
Cost of Sustainable Mobility

Ingvar Landalv
ETIP Bioenergy

DME's Place in the Alternative Fuels Spectrum
Bert Witkamp
The European Alternative Fuels Observatory

The Power and Potential of Synthetic
Fuels in Europe

Stefan Pischinger
Head of Institute

Case Study 2 | Ford
DME as a Sustainable Light-Duty
Diesel Alternative

Werner Willems
Technical Specialist
Powertrain Combustion Systems
Ford Motor Company

Case Study 4 | Prins
The Aftermarket Opportunity

Bas ten Broeke
Chief Technical Officer
Prins Autogas

BioDME - Availability, Trends and Economics Enabling Sustainable Mobility
Per Koustrup
Chief Executive Officer
Nordic Green

DME Fundamentals - The Technical and Strategic Background Informing Today's Developments
Theo Fleisch
Chairman Emeritus
International DME Association

Small-Scale DME Production from
Biomass - The FLEDGED Project

Matteo Romano
Associate Professor
Energy Systems and Power Generation
Politecnico di Milano

Industry Roundtable Discussion
Regulations, Alliances, and Action

Paul Greening
Emissions & Fuels Director
European Automobile Manufacturers' Association


Nearby hotels recommended for Workshop attendees:

Mercure Hotel Aachen am Dom
straße 1
52062 Aachen

Novotel Aachen City
straße 66
52062 Aachen

Hotel Pullman Aachen Quellenhof
Monheimsallee 52
52062 Aachen


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