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February 13, 2014

Standard Specification Set for Diesel Alternative DME

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

October 3, 2013

DME: An Alternative Fuel that is Coming Soon

Volvo Trucks North America believes dimethyl ether, or DME, is the real fuel of the future, and the company intends to get it to market as a motor fuel by 2015 in Volvo VN models as well as Mack Pinnacle trucks from its sister company.

June 20, 2013

Mack to Begin Production of DME-Powered Vehicles in 2015

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.

June 7, 2013

Volvo Thinks the Fuel of the Future is DME – and It’s Almost Here

Think “alternative fuel” and what comes to mind – natural gas, or maybe propane? Volvo Trucks North America believes it has one better: dimethyl ether, or DME, which it thinks is the real fuel of the future. Volvo, with the help of a small chemical company, financial investors and officials in the state of California, intends to get it to market as a motor fuel by 2015.

June 6, 2013

Volvo Trucks to Begin Production and Testing of Bio-DME Vehicles in North America

Volvo Trucks announced Thursday it plans to begin limited production in 2015 of dimethyl ether (DME) powered heavy-duty commercial vehicles. It's teaming up with Safeway and Oberon Fuels for a test funded with $500,000 from California's San Joaguin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

August 31, 2012

Successful Field Tests of DME in Europe prompt Volvo to Consider the Alternative Fuel for U.S.

Engineers at Volvo Trucks are exploring the possibility of using dimethyl ether, or DME, as an alternative fuel in North America, following successful field tests in Europe.

January 17, 2012

What Alternatives Are There to Diesel?

Once you start, the questions don't stop. Every answer begets another query. Sooner or later even some of the experts will pause, scratch their heads, and might even say something like, "Beats me.

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