Oberon jumps to #17 in annual rankings of world’s most widely read biofuels and biobased chemicals daily journal
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (November 9, 2016)— Oberon Fuels, the first company to bring dimethyl ether (DME), a clean burning diesel alternative to market, has once again been recognized among the top companies in the advanced bioeconomy in the annual rankings by Biofuels Digest, the world’s most widely read biofuels and biobased chemicals daily journal. Oberon was ranked #17 in the Digest’s “40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, a significant jump from the company’s #38 ranking in 2015.
“It is a great honor to be recognized among so many other excellent companies that are bringing new innovations and technologies to the market,” said Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D., president of Oberon Fuels. “Bringing a new fuel, new engine, and new infrastructure to life is no easy task, so the recognition by Digest’s panel of judges and subscribers and our industry peers is especially meaningful.”
Oberon’s climb in the rankings comes as the company continues to coordinate with its partners such as Volvo, Mack Trucks, Ford, and international standardization bodies to design new engines, win regulatory approvals, and build the supply chains necessary for DME to be adopted as a clean-burning, more sustainable, and high-performing alternative to diesel. Made from locally sourced organic wastes, DME can address the growing problems of emissions and particulate matter generated by diesel engine vehicles in cities while providing a more sustainable option for waste management.
The Hot 40 rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in fuels, biobased chemicals, and materials by emerging companies, are based 50 percent on votes from an invited panel of distinguished international selectors, and 50 percent on votes from subscribers of Biofuels Digest.
California-based Oberon Fuels monetizes biogas and industrial waste streams by converting such feedstock into higher valued commodities. Using its proprietary small-scale process, Oberon makes DME, a clean-burning diesel replacement, from methane and carbon dioxide. In 2013, Oberon Fuels’ pilot plant in Brawley, California produced the first fuel-grade DME in North America, which is currently being used by Volvo Trucks, a division of The Volvo Group, in its commercial demonstrations of DME-powered, heavy-duty trucks. As Oberon recently announced, the company has also partnered with Ford and FVV to build the world’s first DME-powered passenger car for on-road testing. To learn more about Oberon Fuels, visit www.oberonfuels.com.
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John Williams, Scoville PR for Oberon
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