Green light for DME from power ministry

Vol 4, PW 10 (21 Jun 00) News in Brief

: India's Ministry ofPower has approved the use of Di Methyl Ether (DME) as fuel for four power projects: 330-MW Pillaiperumal Nallur (PPN) Power Generating Company in Tamil Nadu 680-MW Siasin Energy project in Kerala 513-MW Kannur Power projectin Kerala 220-MW Thaneer Bhavi barge-mounted project in Karnataka The approval - which came in a formal notification this month - is a boost to BP-Amoco, which is actively promoting DME in southern India.

"The next step for BP-Amoco is to come out with a bankable fuel supply agreement," writes a correspondent.