Decarbonisation Challenge with Renewable and Recycled Carbon DME

Here are the highlights of the Liquid Gas Europe information brochure dedicated to the possibilities of using Renewable and Recycled Carbon DME.

Предизвикателствата пред възобновяемия и рециклиран диметилов етер (DME)

What is Renewable and Recycled Carbon DME?

Dimethyl Ether (DME) produced through renewable and recycled carbon pathways is a safe, clean-burning, sustainable fuel that can support defossilisation of the European economy in heating, transport, and industrial applications. It is a gas at room temperature and is typically transported and stored as a liquid under light
pressure, like LPG. It can be produced from biogenic renewable feedstocks and from mixed waste and recycled carbon feedstocks or from renewable power and carbon dioxide (CO2). These feedstocks and pathways can reduce
lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 85% compared to diesel and heating oil whilst also improving air quality.

Предизвикателствата пред възобновяемия и рециклиран диметилов етер (DME)

Use of Renewable and Recycled Carbon DME

Renewable and Recycled Carbon DME can be used directly in boilers, burners or engines, or blended with
other liquid gases such as LPG up to 20% mass, with out any changes needed to existing appliances


High-temperature heating used by the industry can be hard to electrify. Renewable and Recycled Carbon DME is an alternative method of defossilising industrial applications. Coal or oil-fired boilers can be replaced with boilers that can use DME or DME blended with LPG.


Blended with LPG (up to 20%), DME can also be used to progressively defossilise existing LPG vehicles.

 Heating and Cooking

Domestic and non-domestic heating and cooking can be fuelled with a blend of up to 20% Renewable and Recycled Carbon DME with LPG or renewable LPG (rLPG) without needing new stoves or heaters. This “drop-in” blend uses
existing infrastructure and appliances, saving cost and making it easy for citizens to adapt.

Hydrogen carrier

Renewable and Recycled Carbon DME can be transported inexpensively. Because it contains a significant proportion of hydrogen, it can act as an ideal hydrogen carrier. Once transported to its destination it is a relatively simple process to separate this hydrogen and make it available as a fuel.

Renewable and Recycled Carbon DME offers a viable solution as it can directly contribute to the defossilisation of parts of the transport, residential and industrial sectors. DME can be added to the existing liquid gas supply chain,
or used as a stand-alone fuel, making it a versatile and readily available solution to build a greener future for all.

Read the full text of the brochure here.