Iran obtains DME clean fuel technology
Iranian petrochemistry researchers have obtained the technology of producing dimethyl ether (DME) clean fuel, making Iran the world's second country to gain the know-how, PRESS TV reported.
Managing Director of Iran's Petrochemical Research and Technology Company Gholam Reza Jokar said the Iranian researchers mastered the DME production technology in March, IRNA reported on Tuesday.
Iran is now the second country after Germany to have obtained the technology in the world, he added.
Jokar stated that DME can be an alternative to diesel gas and is friendly to human body, ozone layer and environment.
The Iranian official made the remarks on the sidelines of Iran's 16th International Oil, Gas, Refining, and Petrochemical Exhibition held in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Jokar said that the DME production technology was exclusively held by a German company that was jointly working with Iran to develop the clean fuel.
Although the German corporation halted its cooperation with Iran due to US-engineered UN sanctions against Iran, the Islamic Republic's researchers managed to develop the technology on their own, he added.
He pointed out that DME will be on Iran's fuel basket in the future.
He also expressed hope that the Islamic Republic would be able to export DME to foreign countries in three years.Dimethyl ether (DME) is an organic compound that can act as a clean fuel when burned in engines properly optimized for it.
Iran's 16th International Oil, Gas, Refining, and Petrochemical Exhibition opened on April 15 and was scheduled to end on April 19.
Among participating countries in the exhibition are Austria, Spain, Australia, England, Italy, Germany, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia, France, the Netherlands, Norway, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Brazil.