Oberon Fuels uses three standard production units to produce DME fuel for its partners. Utilizing the same core process, units vary depending on the feedstock used and can be configured to produce DME or methanol.
These modular, high-efficiency production units make it easy for Oberon Fuels to provide fleets with DME fuel:
Units in detail:
|Output||DME||100% BioDME||Partial BioDME|
|10,000 gallons/day||10,000 gallons/day||10,000 gallons/day|
|Alternate configuration: 11,500 gallons/day methanol||Alternate configuration: 11,500 gallons/day biomethanol||Alternate configuration: 11,500 gallons/day methanol|
|FeedStock||Pipeline or stranded natural gas||Biogas with up to 50% CO2 content||Biogas with up to 50% CO2|
|1,240,000 standard cubic feet/day||1,540,000 standard cubic feet per day (72% CH4 / 28% CO2)||900,000 standard cubic feet per day (72% CH4/28% CO2)|
|Pipeline natural gas|
|470,000 standard cubic feet/day|
|Footprint||40,000 square feet||40,000 square feet||40,000 square feet|
If you are interested in using DME as a fuel, or have feedstock that you would like to convert, contact us to find out how Oberon’s technology can benefit you.
Oberon Fuels’ commercial demonstration plant in Brawley, California (2 hours east of San Diego) is producing the first fuel-grade DME in North America, which is currently being used by Volvo Trucks, a division of The Volvo Group, in its commercial demonstrations of DME-powered, heavy-duty trucks.
In addition, as announced in September 2015, Oberon has also partnered with Ford, FVV, and various academic institutions to build the world’s first DME-powered passenger car for on-road testing in Germany.