Simple, Available, Sustainable, Low-Emission,
Infrastructure Compatible Fuel
With its quiet, sootless combustion, high cetane rating, ultra-low
inexpensive LPG-like fueling system and high energy density, DME offers an array
of pathways to sustainable energy meeting the strictest emissions standards
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|Mobility photo © 2017 Ron Jautz|
Power photo courtesy WM International Engineering
|Meet the Experts|
most involved in the development and commercialization of DME provide
insight into what is driving interest in DME fuel applications worldwide
and cover fundamental questions about its production, handling and use.
|Back to the Future - Where it All Began|
As interest in sustainable fuels and viable pathways to zero-emissions grows, the significant investment, exhaustive research and on-road evaluations done by an industry consortium led by Volvo bring into focus the compelling case for DME, the lowest well-to-wheel GHG emission fuel.
Ford DME Vehicle Demonstration and Project Conclusions Revealed in Berlin this Month
BERLIN, May 2019 | The
second edition of the DME Sustainable Mobility Workshop,
24 May in Berlin, will include the display and demonstration of the
world's first DME-powered passenger vehicle built by an OEM, the DME
Ford Mondeo demonstrators produced as part of the just concluded
three-year xME Project. Global sector leaders Ford, Fiat Powertrain Technologies, BASF, Westport Fuel Systems, SHV Energy, Linde, Nouryon and the German Automotive and Petroleum Industry Associations are some of industry members providing updates and their perspectives at the Workshop.
Shell Joins Advanced Waste-to-Fuels & Chemicals ProjectAMSTERDAM, 1 March 2019 | The industry consortium behind Europe's first advanced waste-to-chemicals and fuels facility has announced that Shell will join as a partner in the project. Shell joins Air Liquide, Enerkem, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam as an equity partner in the commercial-scale waste-to-chemicals (W2C) project, the first in Europe to convert non-recyclable waste into valuable biofuels and chemicals including DME.
|Air Products and Chemicals, Pertamina and Bukit Asam Announce DME Joint Venture|JAKARTA, 16 January 2019 | Indonesian state-owned energy companies Pertamina and Bukit Asam have signed an agreement with Air Products and Chemicals for the establishment of a joint venture enabling the large-scale production of fuel-grade DME for domestic applications in the country, beginning in 2022.
|BASF and Linde Announce Commercialization Plans for CO2-to-DME Production Process|
LUDWIGSHAFEN, 10 January 2019 | BASF Chairman Martin Brudermüller outlined plans for scale-up and commercialization of technology developed in
collaboration with Linde enabling a novel one-step route for DME production
from syngas. The new concept represents a major
breakthrough that offers numerous commercial possibilities for energy-efficient,
low-emission and cost-effective scaled production of DME and olefins using CO2
as a feedstock. The process represents a complete CO2-to-fuel cycle
and allows for a higher than 50% reduction in CO2 emissions in the
production of DME.