Dimethyl Ether (“DME”) is a non-toxic natural gas based fuel. DME has a high cetane value making it an excellent alternative to conventional diesel fuel. Its 100-year global warming potential is much less than that of methane or CO2.
Heavy Duty Transport
The substitution of natural gas based DME for diesel fuel will help fleet owners improve operating margins. Because DME trucks do not require a particulate matter filter there should also be a reduction in truck maintenance costs.
DME produces no particulate matter emissions and is sulphur free. Consequently, DME helps a ship owner to meet the stringent “in-port” limits on emissions imposed by the world’s major ports without exhaust after treatment.
Remote Mining Operations
DME is stable for years, making it is a viable natural gas based fuel for use at remote mining operations. This gives a mining company the ability to reduce its dependence on high cost diesel fuel.