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Fairmont Banff Springs

Banff Venture Forum
21 - 22 September 2017
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, Alberta

Oberon Fuels President Dr. Rebecca Boudreaux is an invited speaker at Canada's premier company financing event, which showcases more than fifty of North America's hottest high-tech companies with stakes in sustainable, information, and health technology.

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EFI gas capture and monetization site visit 2016 | DJ Basin, Colorado

Gas-to-Market & Syngas Conversion Forum
27 - 29 September 2017
Hotel Granduca
Houston, Texas

EFI's annual forum includes a session on developments related to downstream methanol technologies and the potential for DME production, project development, and the dynamics associated with the resurgence of methanol production in North America. Topics include a new small-scale production technology offering by Haldor Topsoe and Modular Plant Solutions, plans for DME's use as a bitumen solvent following the Alberta Innovates study published this quarter, and DME's role in the "methanol economy" being considered in various forms by countries including India.

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KOGAS 10 TPD one-step DME plant

10회 아시아DME컨퍼런스'가
10th Asian DME Conference 
24 - 26 October 2017
Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Seoul, Korea

The Asian DME Conference series is a major international conference hosted on a rotating basis between the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean DME Associations every two years. The next edition, hosted by the Korea DME Association (KDA), features updates on regional and global initiatives focused on the production and commercialization of DME for a variety of applications.

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Argonne National Laboratory R&D Center

IIT Alternative Fuels Workshop
26 - 27 October 2017
McCormick Tribune Campus Center
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois

A workshop exploring a range of alternative fuels viable for use in modern engines, including DME, CNG, LPG, and liquid fuels made via GTL and XTL processes. Workshop sessions will address the challenges related to fuel utilization and the technological advancements needed for successful application. An optional visit to Argonne National Laboratory's Transportation Technology R&D Center (TTRDC) is offered on the second day of the event. 

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Recent Events and Speaking Engagements

4th International Engine Congress
21 - 22 February
Kongresshaus Baden-Baden
Baden-Baden, Germany

The 4th edition of this event and the accompanying trade exhibition included parallel sessions on commercial and passenger vehicle engine technology and new and alternative fuels, with presentations by IDA members Volvo Group Trucks Technology (Patrick Klintbom) and Ford (Werner Willems).

7th International DME Conference (DME 7)
September 2016
Hilton Houston Post Oak
ouston, Texas

The DME industry's flagship event provided an in-depth look at developments worldwide connected with DME's production, commercialization and use, with a special emphasis on DME's introduction as an automotive fuel.

The DME 7 conference program included commercial and technical sessions, a DME Fundamentals Tutorial, DME fueling display, and top-level networking opportunities with those stakeholders most knowledgable about DME fuel production, infrastructure, handling, applications and use, and the opportunities opening up across the value chain as plans are made for large scale commercialization.

Content available online to members and DME 7 delegates

Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit
April 2015
Grand Hyatt New York
New York

Bloomberg New Energy Finance's Summit is an invitation-only gathering of 1,000 senior executives, investors, and policy makers from a diverse range of sectors who are driving the transition to cleaner energy.  Among the more than 100 speakers and panel members on the program at the sold-out 2015 event were UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former US Vice President Al Gore, UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg, and Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford.

DME was a topic featured on the program agenda, with both Rebecca Boudreaux of Oberon Fuels and Frank Bio of Volvo participating on a panel at the event.


Moderator Dan Reicher with panel members Stefan Heck, David Danielson, Theo Fleisch and Denny Slagle

Vail Global Energy Forum
March 2014
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Beaver Creek, Colorado

The Vail Global Energy Forum included presentations on DME by IDA members including Dennis Slagle, Volvo Group Executive Vice President Trucks Sales & Marketing Americas, IDA Chairman Emeritus Theo Fleisch, and Oberon Fuels President Rebecca Boudreaux.

Organized by Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy in conjuction with the Vail Valley Foundation, the Forum brings influential leaders from government, academia and industry together to discuss important developments, technology, policy, and enabling factors related to increasingly green, secure and affordable ways to meet global energy needs.

Speakers at the event included:

u Arun Majumdar, Google's VP Energy & founding director of ARPA-E 
John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado

u George Schultz, former Secretary of State

u Dennis Beal, Vice President Global Vehicles, FedEx Express
Jeffrey Bingaman, former chairman
        U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
u Jim Brown, President, Western Hemisphere, Halliburton


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IDA Chairman Emeritus Jean-Alain Taupy (Total)

IDA Chairman Emeritus Jean-Alain Taupy (Total)
World CTL Conference 



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