Dimethyl ether has a number of qualities that make it perfect for transporting zero-emission hydrogen fuel to power a new generation of fuel cell vehicles that are just beginning to hit the road:
These qualities mean that the roll-out of DME-powered trucks can also accelerate the expansion of hydrogen fueling infrastructure.
As trucking fleets begin to use DME as a fuel, the same equipment and feedstocks can also be used to bring DME directly to hydrogen fueling stations, where it can easily be converted to fuel those vehicles as well.
With DME engines and trucks in development now, and with hydrogen vehicles pushing into the market, these two fuels can quickly become natural allies.
A more detailed description of the potential for DME to play a dual-role in a cleaner, zero-emissions transportation future is described in our recent Medium post.
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