Tag: DME

Oberon Fuels, SHV Energy partner up to accelerate renewable DME: is this tech a carbon removal machine of great importance?

Oberon Fuels, SHV Energy partner up to accelerate renewable DME: is this tech a carbon removal machine of great importance?

February 11, 2020 |

In California, Oberon Fuels and SHV Energy are partnering to accelerate the use of renewable DME to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation fuel.  For Oberon’s path to scale, the partnership will include funding to augment a recent $2.9M grant from the California Energy Commission grant to further develop DME fueling infrastructure and vehicle development. […]

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BASF and Lutianhua to pilot new DME production process

BASF and Lutianhua to pilot new DME production process

June 22, 2019 |

In Germany, BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua Co., Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop a pilot production plant, that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in producing dimethyl ether (DME) from syngas compared to the traditional process. DME is a methanol equivalent and can be used as an intermediate to produce […]

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CEC grants wishes to some for biofuels projects

CEC grants wishes to some for biofuels projects

February 3, 2019 |

Wishes are coming true for some California bioenergy projects. Aemetis, Oberon Fuels and others will receive millions from the California Energy Commission for their bioenergy projects, from DME to advanced ethanol. As Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” One thing he forgot to […]

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Walk This Way: NYC agrees to Run D.M.E. in new fuels trial

Walk This Way: NYC agrees to Run D.M.E. in new fuels trial

January 15, 2017 |

A generation ago, a group known as Run-D.M.C. came Straight Outta New York City with the idea that you could make it out of the underground world of hip-hop and to the world of mainstream music with chart-topping anthems that were true to their roots. After a partnership with Aerosmith resulted in the best version […]

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Simple Fuel, Engine, Infrastructure: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

Simple Fuel, Engine, Infrastructure: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

June 26, 2016 |

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The DME Option: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DME as a fuel

The DME Option: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DME as a fuel

June 26, 2016 |

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Simple Fuel, Simple Engine, Simple Infrastructure: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

Simple Fuel, Simple Engine, Simple Infrastructure: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

November 17, 2015 |

Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and other hydrocarbon rich waste streams to higher valued commodities such as DME. Using its proprietary small-scale process, Oberon makes DME and methanol from various methane and carbon dioxide sources. In 2013, Oberon Fuels’ pilot plant, in Brawley, California, produced the first fuel-grade DME in North America. This […]

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California green-lights Oberon’s new DME fuel

California green-lights Oberon’s new DME fuel

March 2, 2015 |

In California, Oberon Fuels announced that DME is now approved for use as vehicle fuel in the state of California. This latest approval builds on earlier approvals and ongoing work by other regulatory bodies, including the US Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board, and ASTM International, and will help accelerate commercial adoption of […]

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