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Simple Fuel
DME is a simple, clean-burning fuel. With diesel-like performance and propane-like handling properties, DME offers an excellent diesel alternative that is produced domestically from a variety of methane sources.
Simple Engine
DME compression ignites in a diesel engine without the use of spark plugs, increasing engine efficiency and resulting in diesel-like power and torque. Because of DME’s clean-burning properties, no diesel particulate filter (DPF) is required, reducing the after-treatment equipment and associated maintenance.
Simple Infrastructure
DME’s propane-like handling properties allow for simple infrastructure. DME can be transported and dispensed using slightly modified propane tanks and dispensers. DME has diesel-like fueling times with NO expensive, complicated cryogenics or high compression.

DME: The Simple Fuel

Dimethyl ether (DME) is an organic compound with the formula CH3OCH3With numerous alternative fuels in the mix, why DME? It comes down to simplicity.

Simple Fuel.
Simple Engine.
Simple Infrastructure.

DME offers a clean-burning, non-toxic fuel that exhibits diesel-like performance but with propane-like handling properties.

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.

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