New JV fast-tracks advanced thermal conversion tech for renewable DME production

June 6, 2021 |

In the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, SHV Energy and KEW Technology’s joint venture called Circular Fuels Ltd. will develop renewable dimethyl ether production plants with the first one to be located in the United Kingdom with a production capacity of 50 kilotonnes of rDME per year from municipal solid waste.

This strategic collaboration will demonstrate the viability of converting renewable and recycled carbon feedstock into renewable liquid gas.

The renewable DME will be produced using KEW’s proprietary advanced thermal conversion technology, which can process a wide range of waste, bio-based and residue feedstock into renewable DME with high efficiency. The two parties and SHV Energy subsidiary Calor Gas have been working closely together for over a year on a FEED (Front-End Engineering Design) study for the first of a kind plant which will be located in the UK.

The plant will have a production capacity of 50 kilotonnes of rDME per year from municipal solid waste. Subsequent plants will be located across Europe and North America, where the rDME produced will offer customers an immediate route to reduce their carbon intensity without requiring major investment in new energy systems.

This announcement follows the press release issued May 18th in which SHV Energy and UGI International, leading distributors of off-grid energy, announced their intention to launch a joint venture to advance the production, commercialization and use of rDME to accelerate renewable solutions for the LPG industry. Circular Fuels Ltd will be set up by SHV Energy and KEW Technology with the intention of being transferred to SHV Energy & UGI’s industry JV as soon as that is established.

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