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Industry Events

The IDA hosts a series of international conferences and workshops and its members are frequent speakers at events around the world. Below is listing of upcoming events and highlights from recent appearances.

International DME Conference | San Diego

9th International DME Conference (DME 9)
21 - 22 October 2020
Parkhotel Quellenhof Aachen
Aachen, Germany

The DME industry's flagship event provides a comprehensive look at developments worldwide connected with DME's production, commercialization and use, with a special emphasis on the opportunities being pursued for ultra-low emission (zero sulfur oxides/SOx and zero particulates) DME to meet increasing demands for sustainable, low-carbon, low-emission fuel and energy vector ideal for renewable energy storage, delivery and use.

The DME 9 conference program will include commercial and technical sessions, a DME Fundamentals Short Course, site visits and top-level networking opportunities with those stakeholders most knowledgable about DME fuel production, infrastructure, handling, and use across a range of applications.

Previous Events and Speaking Engagements

IDA VP Renewable Energy Rebecca Groen

World LPG Association Innovation for Growth Summit
February 2020
Conrad Hotel
Washington, DC

IDA Chair Rebecca Boudreaux and Vice President for Renewable Energy Rebecca Groen addressed key LPG industry leaders gathered at the World LP Gas Association's meeting in Washington, DC to discuss technology advances, renewable propane and new markets and applications for the versatile fuel with which DME has so much in common.

World's first OEM-built DME passenger car

DME Sustainable Mobility Workshop
May 2019
Landesvertretung NRW

A second edition of the industry workshop marked the conclusion of the xME Project led by Ford with members of Germany's leading engine technology research consortium the FVV, and featured the display and demonstration of the world's first DME-powered passenger vehicle (Ford Mondeo) built by an OEM. The program included 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 component specifications under development.

Content available online to IDA members

International Vienna Motor Symposium

International Vienna Motor Symposium
May 2019
Hofburg Conference Center

Dr. Werner Willems of Ford presented findings from the just-completed xME Project at the sold-out edition of one of the world's most prestigious powertrain events. The annual symposium and technical exhibition, organized by the Austrian Society of Automotive Engineers, attracts more than one thousand decision-makers from the global automotive engineering industry to hear about the latest developments in engine development, renewable fuels, CO2 reduction and new legislation, among many topics covered.


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