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January 12, 2017 - Industry News

New York City's Sanitation Department Begins DME Test

DME-fueled Pinnacle tractor waited at Mack's Allentown customer center last fall for test to begin. Photos: Tom Berg

DSNY will run the Mack tractor at the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, New York, and evaluate performance and overall drivability of the engine burning Oberon dimethyl ether fuel.

Tags: New York City, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, DME, Oberon Fuels

February 13, 2014 - Industry News

Standard Specification Set for Diesel Alternative DME

DME engine is based on Volvo D13 diesel. This prototype has common-rail fuel injection, which production engine might or might not use. (Photos by Tom Berg)

Testing standards group ASTM International has issued a standard specification for the diesel alternative in truck engines, dimethyl ether.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, DME, Oberon Fuels

June 20, 2013 - Industry News

Mack to Begin Production of DME-Powered Vehicles in 2015

Mack's MP8engine will power the DME-fueled MACK Pinnacle.

DME has the same performance and energy efficiency as diesel. The fuel is compression-ignited, is handled and stored similar to propane and does not need cryogenic temperatures or high tank pressures.

Tags: Mack Trucks, DME

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