The world's first BioDME plant was inaugurated in Piteå Sept 9, 2010.


The BioDME project

 

Milestones:


April 2, 2008
The Swedish Energy Agency granted Chemrec SEK 100 million support to build and operate a DME synthesis development plant at its black liquor gasification development plant in Piteå, Sweden. > Read press release
 
Sept 9, 2008
Kick-off for the European €28 million project BioDME. > Read press release
 
Sept 18, 2009
His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden broke ground for the BioDME plant in Piteå, Sweden. > Read more
 
May 30, 2010
The BioDME steel construction towers were successfully mounted.  > Read more
 
Sept 7, 2010
The first Preem BioDME filling station was inaugurated in Skärholmen, Stockholm and Volvos test fleet of trucks were demonstrated. > Read more
 
Sept 9, 2010
The BioDME plant was inaugurated to the sound of trumpets in front of visitors from all over the world.  > Read more
 
Nov, 2011
The full system of trucks, filling stations and the BioDME plant is operational and the test fleet has accumulated considerable driving distance.  > Read more 
 
The European BioDME-project is running from 2008 - 2012. The overall objective to demonstrate an environmentally optimised bio‐fuel for road transport covering the full chain from production of fuel from biomass to the utilisation in vehicles.

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