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Pertamina May Join DME Initiative in Indonesia

9:45 AM MST | December 8, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Energy company Pertamina (Jakarta) is considering plans to participate in a $1.9-billion dimethyl ether (DME) project at Riau, Sumatra, Indonesia, press reports say. PT Arrtu Mega Energie (Jakarta) will build the 1.2-million m.t./year DME plant, which will consume coal as feedstock. Construction is due to start in 2010 and completion is slated for 2013. It will be Indonesia’s first DME unit. Pertamina may also offtake some DME made at the plant for use as a clean fuel, reports...

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