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Modern Concepts & Developments in Agronomy

Dimethyl Ether and Dibutyl Ether Produced from Biogas and Biomass and Industrial Waste Gas

  • Open or Close Johann Gruber Schmidt*

    Technical University Vienna, Australia

    *Corresponding author: Johann Gruber-Schmidt, Technical University Vienna, Theresiengasse 47, A 1180 Vienna, Australia, Email:

Submission: February 08, 2018; Published: April 13, 2018

Volume2 Issue1
April 2018


At the begin of the 20th century C. Weizmann studied methods for substitution of petroleum, the most important fuel at this time beside coal. His famous work led to the patent about the ABE process [1], producing acetone by clostridium acetobutylicum and beside acetone, butanol (C4 alcohol) and ethanol (C2 alcohol) are created. (Historical: acetone could be used in military applications). The ideas [1] were very fruitful, but the world wars and the huge amount crude oil in Texas started a new period of economic development and growth of the world trade and business. At the end of the 20th century we recognized the limitation of the raw materials. Additional the Diesel technology reached a satisfied region in development the pollution of the exhaust gas. 2005 VOLVO started a project replacing fossil Diesel by Dimethyl ether [2].

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