LPG-DME Blends Workshop
With its quiet, sootless combustion, ultra-low emissions, high cetane, inexpensive LPG-compatible equipment and logistics
and high energy density, DME offers an array of pathways to sustainable and zero-emission energy for a wide range of applications
A series of quick-reference guides to the significant opportunities renewable DME (rDME) offers for defossilization and the creation of local, circular economy value chains
The BioDME Project
The industry's flagship event provided a
comprehensive look at developments worldwide connected with DME's
production, commercialization and use, with a special emphasis on
investments being made now to enable and support renewable DME (rDME)
production capacity, infrastructure, regulations and standards. Content available online to delegates and IDA members.
IDA member KEW Technology is one party to the recently announced joint venture with SHV Energy that established Circular Fuels Ltd, a company developing renewable DME production plants as part of a multimillion GBP£ investment to demonstrate the viability of converting renewable and recycled carbon feedstock into rDME.
17 May 2022
Dimeta today announced the location of its first industrial-scale rDME plant at Teesworks in the United Kingdom, a major step forward on its commitment to bring rDME to Europe and the United States in 2024.
13 May 2022
Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with Air Products & Chemicals CEO Seifi Ghasemi in Washington, DC to discuss the company's investment in the DME plant where groundbreaking took place in January.
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27 April 2022
The first commercially available blend of propane and rDME was launched at the company's facility in Placentia, California. The new product, Propane+rDME, combines either traditional or renewable propane with rDME produced by Oberon Fuels to produce a blended alternative with a lower carbon intensity that can be used as a drop-in replacement for propane engines in both on- and off-road applications.
6 December 2021
Three leaders in their respective industries announce plans to evaluate and validate the material compatibility, safety, and performance attributes of a rDME-LPG blend for use in residential and commercial heating and cooking applications in Latin America.
24 June 2021
Los Alamos National Laboratory and Oberon Fuels secure funding for an innovative project that would open up new feedstocks for cost-effective renewable hydrogen production.
10 June 2021
Oberon Fuels has announced that production of rDME has commenced at its recently upgraded facility in California, representing both the first commercial production of rDME in the US and the only current such production in the world.
3 June 2021
SHV Energy and KEW Technology have announced plans for a joint venture and multimillion GBP investment in a new company, Circular Fuels Ltd., to develop production plants converting renewable and recycled carbon feedstock into rDME.
18 May 2021
Two of the world's largest LPG industry members have announced plans to enable and support developments for investment in rDME production capacity, infrastructure, regulations and standards.
19 April 2021
SHV Energy and Primagas have confirmed their support as logistics partners providing supply and delivery of 100% renewable DME (rDME) for two projects in Germany.
21 January 2021
Global powertrain manufacturer FPT Industrial has announced that it will lead a project looking at DME's use as a diesel alternative in the industrial goods sector.
19 January 2021
Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited's plant, with an annual production capacity of one million tons of methanol and 20,000 tons of DME, is the first downstream plant in the country producing and utilizing methanol as a raw material.
22 January 2021
The Indonesian government has announced the preparation of incentives to promote development of DME production in the country, in a move to reduce dependence on LPG imports.