Dimeta works across the entire value chain to accelerate the production and use of Renewable & Recycled Carbon DME. Dimeta is committed to the safe use of DME/LPG blends in existing storage, transportation, handling and use. Moreover, Dimeta works with multiple organizations across the world to update regulations and create standards that promote the safe use of DME.
Dimeta is pleased to announce work with the British Standards Institution (BSI) to implement a comprehensive test programme to prove the safety and reliability of DME/LPG blends in existing appliances. The programme will encompass various appliances, from heating systems to stoves and outdoor devices like barbeques. The testing programme has started with the primary aim of determining how different existing LPG appliances – used widely by off-grid communities- behave when supplied with increasing DME concertation in LPG.
“BSI is committed to supporting manufacturers and companies seeking to bring low carbon technologies to the consumer. BSI has significant experience in ensuring the safety of products placed on the market and are looking forward to applying this to the decarbonisation of the LPG sector through the safe blending of renewable and recycled carbon Dimethyl Ether (DME) with LPG”.
Simon Axon, Team Manager at BSI
Dimeta’s Operations Director, Steve Hallett, recently had the privilege of visiting the BSI facilities in Loughborough, UK, where he met with the dedicated testing team of BSI to get an in-depth understanding of their testing procedures for appliances.
“Visiting the BSI facilities in Loughborough was an eye-opening experience. Witnessing the meticulous testing procedures, they undertake to ensure the safety and reliability of appliances was truly impressive. The highlight of my visit was seeing the combination boiler running flawlessly on DME/LPG blends without any modifications. This achievement is a significant milestone in our work with BSI to determine the suitability and safety of ‘drop-in’ blends. I am thrilled to be a part of this work and excited to keep you updated on our progress as we embark on this important journey”.
Steve Hallett, Operations Director
The testing programme has started with the primary aim of determining how different existing LPG appliances – used widely by off-grid communities- behave when supplied with increasing DME concertation in LPG.
Renewable & Recycled Carbon dimethyl ether (DME) is a safe, clean-burning, sustainable liquid gas that can be produced from sustainable feedstocks, such as waste. It can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 85% compared to oil and diesel, even reaching negative emissions when carbon capture is used.
As DME is a liquid gas chemically similar to LPG, it can be blended to a limit and ‘dropped in’ to existing supply LPG chains to provide immediate emissions reduction and significantly contribute to the de-fossilization of the LPG industry. It can also be used on its own as a 100% fuel, with minor modifications to LPG infrastructure and a dedicated DME boiler – ideal for commercial and industrial users looking to reduce their carbon footprint but retaining the benefits of high-temperature gas heating and hot water.
Blending DME with LPG can significantly contribute to reducing the environmental impact and meeting the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to achieve net zero by 2050 as part of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Work is underway to develop a suite of standards to support the certification of new appliances and equipment for the use of LPG/DME blends.
The British Standards Institution (BSI) is the national standards body of the United Kingdom and a global leader in standards, training, testing and certification services for various sectors and topics.