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DME-powered passenger car

Oberon Fuels, Inc. (“Oberon”), the first company to produce fuel-grade dimethyl ether (DME) in North America, is partnering with Ford Motor Company, Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e. V. (FVV), and other FVV member companies on a 3-year, €3.5 million project to research, analyze and test the potential of DME and oligomethyl ether (OME) fuel in passenger cars and heavy-duty truck engines, and ultimately build the world’s first OEM-produced DME passenger car for on-road testing.

Technical preparations and combustion engine development will span the first two years of the project with the third year focused on building demonstrator cars based on the Ford Mondeo. Oberon Fuels will supply DME for the project from its small-scale pilot plant in Brawley, California, which has a nameplate capacity of 4,500 gallons (~17,000 liters) of DME per day.

Source: http://www.oberonfuels.com/2015/09/15/oberon-fuels-partners-ford-fvv-3-year-e3-5-million-project-build-test-worlds-production-passenger-car-powered-dme/