Monday, March 29, 2010

New use for DME in biofuel production found in Japan

BLUEFUELENERGY.COM: In a potentially revolutionary use of dimethyl ether, the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) in Japan has developed a method using synthetic dimethyl ether to extract biofuel from algae. The Denki Shimbun is reporting that by using liquified DME in the oil extraction process, energy consumption can be reduced by more than 50% while extracting greater amounts of oil than conventional methods. CRIEPI will continue to verify the process and hopes for commercialization by 2013.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Vietnam slated for production of dimethyl ether

BLUEFUELENERGY.COM: As reported in the Viet Nam News, a consortium of international companies have formed a new energy company in Vietnam under the banner Sao Nam Petro. The conglomerate will focus on oil and gas exploration, pipelines and other projects. One of those other projects will be to build a plant producing dimethyl ether. Vietnam is a net importer of LPG and the production of dimethyl ether is seen as a way to reduce these imports using clean technology.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dimethyl Ether Production is Out of This World

BLUEFUELENERGY.COM: At Blue Fuel Energy we are always anxious to promote Blue Fuel/DME production wherever it may be. And while we can't take credit for the discovery of this latest production location, we are happy to pass along the information. is reporting that the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory has recorded the production of Dimethyl Ether in the Orion Nebula. So while we strive to encourage production of Blue Fuel/DME around the world, the universe is naturally creating it in deep space.