Oberon jumps 10 spots from last year in annual rankings of world’s most widely read biofuels and biobased chemicals daily journal
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 18, 2017)— Oberon Fuels, a producer of clean-burning dimethyl ether (DME) transportation fuel, 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 Number 7 in the Digest’s 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy list, the highest ranking any fuels company achieved this year, and a significant jump from the company’s Number 17 ranking in 2016. Oberon was ranked number 37 in 2015.
“We are honored to be once again included the most prestigious rankings of companies in the bioeconomy,” said Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D., president of Oberon Fuels. “We look forward to even greater progress for DME fuel as fleet operators, local governments, and cities around world look for cleaner alternatives that can power heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles.”
Oberon’s ranking comes amid significant progress in the company’s efforts to bring DME fuel and infrastructure to market. Earlier this year Oberon, Mack Trucks and the New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced the first-ever customer demonstration of a Mack DME-powered truck, a Mack Pinnacle, at the Fresh Kills Landfill in New York City. 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, were selected by a panel of invited international selectors organized by the Digest and Nuu, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy dailies.
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 has fueled vehicle demonstrations around the world by Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, and Ford. To learn more about Oberon Fuels, visit www.oberonfuels.com.
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