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DME

Simple, Sustainable, Available, Ultra-Low Emission
Infrastructure Compatible Fuel

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

Heat

Mobility

Power

Energy Carrier


Good Reads

Meet the Experts
Insight into key drivers behind current interest and investments, covering fundamental questions about DME production, handling and applications

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rDME Fact Sheets

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

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Origin Stories
The BioDME Project
The significant investment, exhaustive research and extensive 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.

Events

DME Briefing Series
A free online series provides an excellent opportunity to learn and stay informed about current developments related to DME production, specifications, technology, logistics, components and LPG blending for all applications.

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Latest News

US Department of Energy Funds rDME-to-Renewable Hydrogen Project

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.

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rDME: Ready to Fly!

Join DME stakeholders, investors, project developers and experts in Switzerland this October for the industry's flagship international event, DME 9.

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First Commercial rDME Production Begins in the United States

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.

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New Joint Venture to Develop rDME Production Plants

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.

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Joint Venture Launched to Advance Production and Use of 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.

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Primagas to Build and Operate First rDME Fuel Station in Germany

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.

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Ford Leads North American Consortium Demonstrating Renewable Fuels for Diesel Engines

1 March 2021
An industry and research consortium has revealed its work on the development of high energy-density drop-in automotive fuels produced from renewable feedstocks including biomass, MSW and waste plastics.

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FPT Industrial Leads New DME Heavy-Duty Engine Project

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.

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Commercial Operations Commence at First New Large-Scale DME Plant in the Americas

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.

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DME Plans Progress in Indonesia

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.

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California Governor Signs into Law a Bill Removing Barrier to Fleet Adoption of DME

24 September 2020
California Governor Gavin Newsom today signed into law AB 2663, effectively lowering the tax rate on DME to parity with other alternative fuels.

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Suburban Propane Announces Deal to Acquire Stake in Oberon Fuels; Further Investments in Renewable DME
17 September 2020 |
One of the three largest retail propane companies in the US, NYSE-listed Suburban Propane, has announced a deal to purchase a stake in Oberon Fuels, the first producer of fuel grade DME in North America
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Oberon Fuels Awarded Grant by State of California for First-Ever Production of Renewable DME in the US

13 June 2019 |
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded a $2.9 million grant to Oberon Fuels for a multi-phase project to produce the first renewable DME (rDME) in the US.
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Mobility photo © 2017 Ron Jautz
Power photo courtesy MAN
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