|DME (Dimethyl Ether)|
DME is ether represented by the chemical formula CH3-O-CH3, which is a very clean and easy-to-handle fuel that can be synthesized by using natural gas as a base material. It has very low toxicity and can be used to produce aerosol spray (high class cosmetic spray and others) as an alternative to chlorofluorocarbon (CFC). It is easily liquefied under a pressure of more than 6Pa or a low temperature of less than -25°C so that it is easy to handle with various features as follows:
JGC has established Japan DME Ltd. jointly with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc., ITOCHU Corporation, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Currently consideration is being given to commencing an operation in the western part of Australia to achieve early production of DME.
Application of DME