16 May 2023

Sustainable fuels critical to tackling off-grid energy: Advanced Biofuels Coalition welcomes Dimeta as a new member

The Advanced Biofuels Coalition LSB, has recently welcomed Dimeta as a new member, who are championing the decarbonisation of the off-grid energy sector with renewable liquid gases. 

Dimeta is a Netherlands-based company, formed in early 2022 to to advance the production and use of renewable & recycled carbon DME, a low-carbon sustainable liquid gas, to accelerate sustainable solutions for the LPG industry. The organisation is targeting the development of up to 6 production plants within the next 5 years, targeting a total production capacity of 300kt per year by 2027. The aggregate investment is estimated to be up to $1 billion. 
Dimeta has announced the UK as the location of its first commercial Renewable & Recycled Carbon DME production plant, which will be operational from 2025 producing 50kt of the sustainable fuel from waste feedstock. Following this, Dimeta is progressing production plants in Europe and North America. 

Dimeta joining our coalition is a great example of an increasing use of advanced biofuels in various sectors and that there is a strong demand in several industrial sectors. Our coalition looks forward to working together with Dimeta to promote further uptake of advanced biofuels in EU legislation.”

Marko Janhunen, Chair of Advanced Biofuels Coalition and Public Affairs Director at UPM 

Advanced biofuels made from wastes and residues as defined in Renewable Energy Directive Annex IX Part A, are a sustainable solution to reduce emissions in industry and transport, including also harder to decarbonize transport modes such as sustainable aviation fuels, maritime transport, and heavy-duty transport, as well as wider applications such as in the off-grid energy sector. Since the adoption of REDII in 2018, several investments have moved forward and are contributing to the EU’s goal of achieving dramatic reduction in transport CO2 emissions. 

We are delighted to join the Advanced Biofuels Coalition at a time of critical importance, with sustainability and energy resilience high up on the European political agenda. Advanced biofuels can assist policy makers in achieving emissions reduction targets, create green jobs and deliver a just transition to Net Zero. Recognising the benefits of advanced biofuels in the raft of public policy we see on the table today is critical if we want to see accelerated investment and growth in sustainable fuel production. I look forward to working with the coalition to showcase the benefits of this important solution as policy makers tackle decarbonisation of heating, transport & industry head on this year. 

Sophia Haywood, Head of Advocacy & Communications at Dimeta

The Advanced Biofuels Coalition LSB, represents the leading companies in the advanced biofuels industry, strongly supports the EU target for climate-neutrality by 2050 and the need for more ambitious 2030 intermediate targets.