22 April 2022

WLPGA New Member – Dimeta


The WLPGA is delighted to welcome a new member: Dimeta

Dimeta is an organisation focused upon accelerating the use of Dimethyl Ether produced from renewable and recycled carbon (rDME) by the LPG industry. Independent in our operation, collaboration is key to our success. Becoming a member of the WLPGA is an opportunity to collaborate across the entire value chain; from production to consumption, and work with industry experts to ensure safe adoption and drive market demand.

Dimeta is a joint venture between SHV Energy and UGI International – two of the world’s largest LPG suppliers. Based in the Netherlands, Dimeta aims to bring to market more than 300kT of rDME by 2027 by partnering with advanced renewable fuel production technology providers and operators and providing a guaranteed route to market for the low carbon fuel produced. We shall achieve this by presenting $1Billion worth of investment opportunities in plants utilising mature technologies with assured offtake agreements. The technologies can be rapidly deployed to allow immediate carbon savings. We work with policymakers and downstream equipment manufacturers to promote acceptance, determine compatibility and ensure safe use of the fuel with existing infrastructure and equipment.

rDME is chemically similar to LPG, burns cleanly and can be blended with LPG. rDME can be produced via a number of pathways: waste sources, biofuels and from renewable electricity and captured CO2, meaning that it can be decoupled from feedstocks which are in high demand and produced from feedstocks selected to align best with national low-carbon policy. Dimeta will be collaborating closely with the industry through the rLPG and renewable DME working groups, leveraging the global reach and wide expertise of WLPGA and member companies, to develop a strong framework for the introduction of rDME in the LPG sector.