With up to 85% reduction in carbon emissions, rDME, derived from waste feedstocks, can help the UK transition to a greener future and meet its Net Zero commitments.

Dimethyl ether (C2 H6O) – known as DME, is already used extensively across the globe, mainly in industrial settings. It is a colourless gas that is chemically similar to butane and propane and like LPG, it is easy to handle and store in liquid form.

rDME however is produced from renewable feedstocks, such as methane from agricultural and municipal waste, renewable power and CO2, meaning that carbon emissions are substantially reduced – up to 85%.

The first commercial plant producing rDME from waste in the UK is being built at Teesside, producing 50,000 tonnes of rDME per year from 2024. Industry is looking to use rDME blended with LPG or bioLPG for homes and businesses, with no modification needed for LPG infrastructure, as well as using it as a solution in its own right.

Significant carbon savings:

  • As rDME is derived from waste feedstocks, using rDME can reduce carbon emissions by up to 85% compared to diesel and heating oil.

Solving two problems in one:

  • Utilising waste to produce rDME, reducing incineration and export, creating a fuel for hard-to-treat heating.

A ‘drop-in’ solution

  • rDME will be blended with LPG or bioLPG, to be used within existing infrastructure in homes and businesses, making it an affordable, flexible energy solution.

An opportunity for industry:

  • Industries relying on oil will be able to switch over to 100% rDME, slashing emissions and improving air quality.

rDME can help to transition the LPG industry to a more sustainable future quickly

The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK