Oberon Fuels has developed proprietary skid-mounted, small-scale production units that convert methane and carbon dioxide to DME from various feedstocks, such as biogas from dairy manure and food waste. This small-scale process circumvents the financial, infrastructure, and permitting challenges that large-scale projects confront. Oberon units have the capacity to produce 10,000 gallons of DME per day to service regional fuel markets.
Oberon Fuels uses two standard production units to produce DME fuel for its partners. Utilizing the same core process, units vary depending on the feedstock used. These modular, high-efficiency production units make it easy for Oberon Fuels to provide fleets with DME fuel:
Units in detail:
|Output||100% BioDME||Partial BioDME|
|10,000 gallons/day||10,000 gallons/day|
|FeedStock||Biogas with up to 50% CO2 content||Biogas with up to 50% CO2|
|1,540,000 standard cubic feet per day (72% CH4 / 28% CO2)||900,000 standard cubic feet per day (72% CH4/28% CO2)|
|Pipeline natural gas|
|470,000 standard cubic feet/day|
|Footprint||40,000 square feet||40,000 square feet|
The plant was upgraded in 2020 thanks to a grant from the California Energy Commission. In June, 2021, Oberon produced the first ever renewable DME (rDME) in the United States, and is currently the only company in the world producing rDME.
Oberon Fuels is working with partners across the supply chain to provide Oberon DME to trucking fleets and cities around the world as part of an efficient, sustainable transportation infrastructure.These partnerships are designed to: