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Dimethylether — diesel alternative for the future?

Abstract

Due to dwindling resources, heavy price volatility and the unilateral dependency on crude oil, the demand for alternatives to diesel and gas fuels is increasing. Dimethylether (DME) seems to present a promising option. Early 2009, within the framework of a six month FVV project (keyword “DME — Alternative Fuels”, purpose No. 1005), a potential analysis of DME as a fuel was carried out at the Chair of Combustion Engines (LVK) at the Technische Universität München (TUM). This paper concludes important information about DME from the point of view of heavy duty engine development.

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Correspondence to Dipl.-Ing. Martin Werner.

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Werner, M., Wachtmeister, G. Dimethylether — diesel alternative for the future?. MTZ Worldw 71, 70–72 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03227036

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Keywords

  • Diesel
  • Diesel Engine
  • Combustion Engine
  • Alternative Fuel
  • Black Liquor