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 ASTM D7901 compliant fuel is currently being used in North American demonstrations of DME-powered, heavy-duty trucks.
Oberon Fuels president Rebecca Boudreaux gave this illuminating update on DME at ABLC Next 2017 in San Francisco.