The BioDME project
The European BioDME-project is a cooperation between Chemrec, Volvo, Preem, Total, Haldor Topsoe, Delphi and ETC, financed by the project members, the Swedish Energy Agency and the European Seventh Framework Programme. The project is running from 2008 - 2012.
The overall objective is the demonstration of an environmentally optimized biofuel for road transport covering the full chain from production of fuel from biomass to the use in heavy vehicles. By March 2012 the key goals were met with the BioDME production and fuel distribution running smoothly and the the test fleet having logged 450 000 km with excellent reliability, driveability and environmental performance.
The Domsjö Fabriker project
At Domsjö Fabriker biorefinery in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, Chemrec's gasification technology will be implemented in an industrial-scale demonstration plant. An investment grant from the the Swedish Energy R&D Board of up to SEK 500 million (€49 million, $73 million) was approved by the EU Directorate General for Competition according to the State aid rules in February 2011.