NextChem in low-carbon sustainable liquid gas agreement

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NextChem and its subsidiary MyRechemical have signed an agreement with Dimeta to explore new opportunities to develop plants to produce renewable and recycled carbon dimethyl ether (DME) from waste.
The product can be blended with conventional LPG thus helping to reduce its carbon footprint with no change to LPG appliances or infrastructure.
Dimeta is a Dutch joint venture between SHV Energy and UGI International, which has been established to advance the production and use of renewable and recycled carbon DME to accelerate the LPG industry’s transition to net-zero.
The organisation has an ambitious goal to produce 300,000 tons of DME by the end of 2027, establishing plants in the UK, Europe and U.S.
This low-carbon sustainable liquid gas can be obtained with innovative NextChem and MyRechemical technologies that convert municipal solid waste to methanol and then to DME.
Under this agreement, the area of cooperation involves generating business cases where Dimeta will offtake DME in ongoing waste to methanol projects and new initiatives specifically targeting the production of renewable & recycled carbon DME.
Giacomo Rispoli, managing director of MyRechemical, said, “We are excited to explore with Dimeta further applications of our Waste to Chemicals technologies also to the strategic LPG sector.
“Renewable and recycled carbon DME from waste enables the transition to sustainable, low-carbon, low-emission energy by itself or blended with LPG, meeting the needs of the circular economy to decarbonize many industries and sectors, including transportation.”
Frankie Ugboma, chief executive officer of Dimeta, added: “The signing of the agreement between ourselves, NextChem and MyRechemical is an important milestone for Dimeta, building upon the announcement of our first renewable and recycled carbon DME plant in the UK. NextChem and MyRechemical are established experts in their field, and I look forward to seeing how we can deliver solutions for the energy transition together.”

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