Written on: November 18, 2021
Renewable propane is at the forefront of a worldwide quest for cleaner energy sources with a smaller carbon impact.
Residential propane demand is on the rise, accelerated by the current real estate and construction booms. When it comes to residential construction, adding propane appliances to homes has become a popular practice. Propane gas is becoming increasingly popular among homebuyers for its energy efficiency and the amenities it provides such as gas cooking and fireplaces. In homes, propane is being used in the place of electricity or oil for home heating.
The demand for propane in the United States is predicted to reach more than 10 billion gallons every year by 2025.
Renewable propane can not only help meet that demand, but it also gives us a dependable, secure domestically made energy source. It reduces our reliance on imports from other countries as well as aging, poorly maintained, fragile utility infrastructures.
Propane is already environmentally beneficial since it’s produced in the United States and burns cleanly with negligible greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable propane takes our effort to become more sustainable one step further.
Renewable propane is a by-product of the renewable biodiesel process. Propane has been extracted from renewable resources like biomass, animal fat, vegetable oil, and other triglycerides in projects in both Europe and the United States.
This method of producing propane is as safe, cost-effective, and dependable as that for propane generated from natural gas. When compared to electricity, renewable propane has a considerably smaller carbon footprint.
Homes and businesses all over the U.S. will be able to easily use renewable propane. It is molecularly identical to propane, so there will be no need to replace or alter existing propane appliances and equipment. As usage of renewable propane increases, it will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions nationwide, helping fight the effects of climate change.
Commercial uses for renewable propane will create a big, positive impact both in terms of the environment and business success.
Advanced technologies are now available for ultra-low-nitrogen-oxide engines. These and other improvements will bring about significant environmental and public-health benefits, particularly in the areas of transportation and stationary engines utilized in transportation and equipment used in all kinds of industries.
Renewable propane can also be blended with propane and utilized in existing propane-powered equipment and vehicles, as well as cars run on propane autogas, because renewable propane is chemically identical to propane. This will reduce air pollution and diesel particulate matter substantially. Cleaner burning renewable propane can also help engines and equipment to run more effectively, resulting in longer life with less upkeep and fewer repairs. Businesses may benefit from tax credits at both the federal and state levels.
Renewable propane is an exciting prospect for a cleaner, greener future for energy. Contact us to learn more about the Renewable Propane Alliance.