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Industry Events

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

Energy Research Center of the Netherlands | Petten

Current Advances in DME Synthesis Symposium
19 - 20 October 2020
TNO Energy Transition  |  Petten, The Netherlands

A special event hosted by one of the largest energy research institutes in Europe, part of a full week of DME-related activities including DME 9. The program will include technical sessions with updates from current projects involving rDME and green methanol synthesis from biomass and industrial waste streams, emerging developments in biofuel production, and a site visit to TNO’s biofuels and gas processing technology laboratories where technical validation of Sorption-Enhanced DME Synthesis is being conducted under the EU's H2020 FLEDGED project.


International DME Conference | San Diego

DME 9
21 - 22 October 2020
Parkhotel Quellenhof  |  Aachen, Germany

The 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 demands for sustainable, low-carbon, low-emission fuel and energy vectors ideal for renewable energy storage, delivery and use.

The 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 & Speaking Engagements

Content available online to IDA members


IDA VP Renewable Energy Rebecca Groen
World LPG Association Innovation for Growth Summit
February 2020
Conrad Hotel  |  Washington, DC

IDA Chair Rebecca Boudreaux and VP for Renewable Energy Rebecca Groen addressed LPG industry leaders gathered at the WLPGA's meeting 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 vehicle

DME Sustainable Mobility Workshop
May 2019
Landesvertretung NRW  |  Berlin

Results of the xME Project led by Ford with members of Germany's leading engine technology research consortium the FVV, the display and demonstration of the world's first OEM-built DME-powered passenger vehicle (Ford Mondeo), and updates from powertrain, fuel, power and equipment industry stakeholders were highlights.


WMI DME-diesel genset exhibition
8th International DME Conference (DME 8)
September 2018
Hyatt Regency  |  Sacramento, California

Legislative and regulatory efforts in California facilitating the use of sustainable alternative fuels including DME made Sacramento a natural venue for the event, which included industry updates, workshops on DME powertrain, fire code and component standardization initiatives, and exhibition of a DME-diesel genset.


International Vienna Motor Symposium
International Vienna Motor Symposium
May 2019
Hofburg Conference Center  |  Vienna

Dr. Werner Willems of Ford presented xME Project results to more than one thousand decision-makers from the global automotive engineering industry gathered to hear about the latest developments in engine development, renewable fuels, CO2 reduction and new legislation, among many topics covered.

Global Powertrain R&A Engineering Director Andreas Schamel
DME Sustainable Mobility Workshop
March 2018
Ford Research and Innovation Center  |  Aachen

A one-day workshop at Ford Motor Company's European Research and Innovation Center brought together representatives from across the powertrain, fuel, power and components industries to speak directly with those stakeholders most involved in mobility-related DME projects worldwide and to discuss the opportunities and business case that DME presents for sustainable, ultra-low emission transportation.


Christopher Kidder addresses CIS delegates
CIS Gas Monetisation Conference
April 2018
Four Seasons Hotel  |  Moscow

In a year that saw the inauguration of two DME production plants in the CIS region, DME was represented at the annual conference exploring gas conversion, utilisation and monetisation options with an emphasis on the CIS region, home to some of the world's largest planned gas and petrochemical projects and high-value gas monetisation opportunities.

Stefan Heck, David Danielson, Theo Fleisch and Denny Slagle
Vail Global Energy Forum
March 2014
Vilar Performing Arts Center  |  Beaver Creek, Colorado

DME updates were given by Volvo Group Executive VP Dennis Slagle, former IDA Chair Theo Fleisch, and Oberon Fuels President Rebecca Boudreaux. Organized by Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy and the Vail Valley Foundation, the Forum brings influential leaders from government, academia and industry together to discuss emerging technology, policy, and enabling factors able to help meet global energy needs.

Other speakers included Google VP Energy and ARPA-E Founding Director Arun Majumdar, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, former US Secretary of State George Schultz, and FedEx Express VP Global Vehicles Dennis Beal.

Oberon Fuels President Rebecca Boudreaux
Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit
April 2015
Grand Hyatt  |  New York

Rebecca Boudreaux of Oberon Fuels and Frank Bio of Volvo spoke about DME to delegates at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, an invitation-only gathering of 1,000 senior executives, investors, and policy makers from various sectors driving the transition to cleaner energy, in a sold-out program that included speakers UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former US VP Al Gore, and UN Special Envoy for Cities & Climate Change Michael Bloomberg.

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