Annex 20: DME as an Automotive Fuel II
TNO report: "The effect of DME on wear of fuel pump parts", December 2000
TNO report: End report of Annex XX of the IEA/AMF: "DME as an Automotive Fuel II, Part 1", November 2001
DTU report: End report of Annex XX of the IEA/AMF: "DME as an Automotive Fuel II, Part 2", November 2001
Reports available only for Participants of the Annex through TNO.
The result of the Annex XX is twofold:
A) Technical research in the area of DME fuel injection systems.
B) Support for international cooperation to stimulate the development of DME as a new fuel. This was supported by organising workshops and distributing newsletters.
The work also resulted in the foundation of the International DME Association and in a EU project about the development of a DME fuelled truck.
The technical work :
- A test procedure to test material (wear) properties with DME
- Advise on wear resistant coatings for DME fuel injection system parts
- Selection of elastomers suitable for sealing DME fuel systems
- Determination of influence of additives on DME lubricity and viscosity.
- USA plus four sponsors
Ton van Doorn
TNO Automotive, The Netherlands