Propane and America’s Clean Energy Future

Propane and America’s Clean Energy Future

Renewable Propane Gas Will Help Lead the Way

clean energy options new yorkWhen you use propane, you’re relying on a fuel that produces 43% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than using an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the grid. It can reliably and efficiently heat homes and water, fuel multiple indoor and outdoor appliances and even power vehicles.

What’s more, the propane industry is committed to making propane even more environmentally friendly than it is today. To reach a goal of creating less environmental impact, there are innovative efforts underway.

The Growth of Renewable Propane Gas

One exciting development has been the growing production of renewable propane gas, which is a by-product of the renewable diesel process. Developers of renewable propane in both the United States and Europe have been perfecting methods to produce propane from renewable sources such as biomass, animal oils, vegetable oils and other triglycerides.

Millions of gallons of propane a year can be produced in this way—and those numbers will continue to grow in the years ahead.

The propane produced through this process has all of the benefits of traditional propane. It’s clean, affordable and reliable. It also leaves an ultra-low carbon footprint when compared to standard electricity generation. The wider use of renewable propane can do a lot to help eased the strain on our overloaded electric grid.

Advanced technologies are already available for use with ultra-low nitrogen oxide engines. These and other advancements will deliver major environmental and public health gains, particularly for transportation and stationary engines used in agriculture.

In the construction industry, renewable propane addresses the need to generate more of our energy from renewable sources. And for commercial applications, renewable propane provides substantial potential reductions in criteria pollutants and diesel particulate matter.

How Renewable Propane Gas Can Benefit New York

Renewable propane gas will allow propane providers in the Empire State a greater opportunity to be involved in residential, commercial and government projects that require energy sources to be zero-carbon or as close as possible when it comes to emissions, meaning more opportunities and income for locally-owned businesses.

Ultimately, renewable propane can be a part of making the quality of life better in New York with reduced emissions, a cleaner environment and forward-thinking applications that will make our state a destination for ultra-modern development.

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