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DME Sustainable Mobility Workshop

A one-day event providing an opportunity for industry members to inform, discuss, and strategize on the subject of DME and its potential role as a sustainable, viable alternative automotive fuel, with an emphasis on collaborative commercial, technical and regulatory efforts now underway related to regulations, specifications, demonstrations, and commercialization.

In the wake of increasing calls for action on emissions and air quality, sentiment against diesel and compression ignition engines, and a growing emphasis on transportation sustainability, zero-emission vehicles and e-fuels, the workshop will provide industry stakeholders and policymakers with an opportunity to discuss the issues, to examine the case for DME as a sustainable low-emission fuel, to learn more about DME and current commercial developments, and to speak with potential partners in this space.

The program will include the display and demonstration of the world's first DME-powered passenger vehicle (Ford Mondeo) built by an OEM, and updates from stakeholders representing powertrain, fuel, power and equipment producers, about the collaborative commercial, technical and regulatory efforts underway related to DME fuel applications, along with information about new specifications now being developed.

      Landesvertretung NRW | Berlin


Friday, 24 May


Landesvertretung NRW
Hiroshimastrasse 12 - 16
10785 Berlin


08.00 - 08.45
Registration and welcome coffee
08.45 - 12.15
Morning Session
12.15 - 13.30
13.30 - 17.30
Afternoon Session
17.30 - 18.30
DME Ford Mondeo Display and Demonstration


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Delegate registration fee:

Registration includes:

US $250

- Workshop
- Lunch & Breaks

- Vehicle Display
- Meeting Content



German and European Perspectives on Achieving Sustainable Mobility
Christian Küchen
Managing Director
German Petroleum Industry Association (MWV)

BioDME's Potential for Sustainable Occupational Mobility
Daniel Klein
Lead, Research & Technology
Alternative Fuels
FPT Powertrain Technologies

DME's Role in a Low-Carbon, Renewable Energy System - A Global LPG Player's Perspective
Rebecca Groen
Global Innovation Manager
SHV Energy

WTC Project Update - Europe's First Plant Converting Non-Recyclable Waste to Fuels and Chemicals
Amin Ameri
Technical and Market Development Manager
DME Business

DME Pathways to Zero Emissions
Adam Chase

Projects, Investments and Trends Driving the Case for DME - A Global Overview
Christopher Kidder
Executive Director
International DME Association

Additional presentations added as confirmed



DME as a Sustainable Light-Duty Diesel Alternative - xME Project Conclusions
Werner Willems
Technical Expert
Powertrain Combustion Systems
Ford Motor Company

European Perspectives on Renewable
Transport from Well to Wheel

Tobias Block
Renewable Fuels Coordinator
German Automotive Industry Association (VDA)

Converting to DME - The Aftermarket Perspective
Bas ten Broeke
Chief Technical Officer
Westport Fuel Systems

European DME Standardization
Project Update

Klaus Lucka
Managing Partner

CO2 to DME Production - One-Step
DME Synthesis

Harald Schmaderer
R&D Project Manager
Chemical Research and Development and Analytical Services

DME Fundamentals - The Technical
and Strategic Background Informing Today's Developments

Theo Fleisch
DME Institute

Small-Scale DME Production
from Biomass - the FLEDGED Project


Vehicle Display

The world's first DME-powered passenger vehicles produced by an OEM will be on display at the event, with representatives from the project consortium present to answer questions.

The Ford Mondeo demonstrator vehicles were produced as part of the just-concluded three-year xME Project led by Ford with members of Germany's leading engine technology research network the FVV.


Nearby hotels recommended for Workshop attendees

Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel
Luetzwufer 15

10785 Berlin

Berlin Marriott Hotel
Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1

10785 Berlin

InterContinental Berlin
Budapester Strasse 2
10787 Berlin

Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre - West
Kurfürstenstrasse 78
10787 Berlin

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