I D
× COMMENTARY
Digitalization Game ChangersGame Changers
The technologies associated with the Industrial Internet of Things, and…
COVER STORYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTSCHEMENTATOR + Show More
Chemical Engineering MagazineChementator Briefs
ANG fueling station Ingevity (North Charleston, S.C.; www.ingevity.com) has completed…
BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSTECHNOLOGY PROFILESOLIDS PROCESSINGEQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUSNEW PRODUCTS + Show More SHOW PREVIEWS

Comment PDF Environment, Health, Safety & Security

Chementator: Biomass-to-DME  

By Gerald Ondrey |

As part of the European BioDME project, Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) and Chemrec will design and build a new plant for producing dimethyl ether (DME). Located at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Piteå, Sweden, the facility will gasify black liquor — a byproduct of paper production — and use Topsøe synthesis technology for making DME. Together with other partners in the project, the entire DME-as-fuel chain will be carried out, from DME production and distribution, to field testing with heavy vehicles. DME is a renewable alternative to petroleum-based fuels; the non-toxic chemical is said to deliver soot-free, low-exhaust combustion in vehicles. Click here for a full pdf version of the Chementator Section
Related Content
Ending plastic waste
Last month, almost 30 global companies announced the formation of an alliance to address the impact that plastic waste is…
Embracing a circular economy
Last month, for the first time, U.S. plastic resin producers publicly committed to measurable targets toward complete recovery and recycling…
Achieving Excellence in Energy Efficiency
In today’s environmentally conscious world, industrial energy management is increasingly recognized as an essential business practice and economic necessity, rather…
Advanced Polymer Recycling
Polymers like polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride and polyester have become ubiquitous in manufacturing. The properties of polymer-based materials that make…

Mettler Toledo

Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy in Critical Applications

Accurate and continuous O2 determination plays a pivotal role in achieving safety and process reliability in a wide range of manufacturing processes. Harsh process conditions and maintenance requirements of sampling and conditioning systems can present…

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
Reduce Explosion Risk in 2 Seconds with In Situ Oxygen Analysis
Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy in Critical Applications
Non-Contacting Gas Sensors Minimize the Risk of Corrosion to Plant Equipment.
5 ways to Optimize Production of Polymers and Intermediate Petrochemicals
7 Ways to Achieve Process Safety in Chemical Production

View More

Live chat by BoldChat