Clean Energy

Renewable propane, conventional propane and other innovative blends can make net-zero emissions a reality.

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Locations such as buildings, communities and campuses receive a zero net energy (ZNE) designation when their actual annual consumed energy is less than or equal to the on-site renewable generated energy. Renewable propane and other renewable liquid gases will be instrumental in making this achievement a reality in the years to come.

For times when it’s preferable or necessary to live or work off the utility grid, renewable propane and conventional propane make the prospect affordable, efficient and clean. The following examples about propane’s environmental performance help demonstrate how this is the case.

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3,000Pounds of CO2 each propane tankless water heater can prevent from entering the atmosphere every year.
up to 90%Amount of smog-causing pollutants reduced by propane vehicles.
30Percentage of CO2 reduced by propane-powered homes versus all-electric homes. Direct use of propane for space heating, water heating, cooking and clothes drying.
50Percentage of greenhouse gas reductions by propane powered homes. Propane is not a greenhouse gas.

All of conventional propane’s benefits with lower carbon emissions

Renewable propane gas (along with other renewable liquid gases) is molecularly identical to conventional propane. Like conventional propane, it does not contain an iota of methane and emits virtually no particulate matter.

But renewable propane made from domestic, non-rendered, used cooking oil has a carbon intensity (CI) score that’s roughly one-quarter that of conventional propane’s already low CI — and only 16% the CI of America’s average grid electricity.

Cost Savings
With low carbon intensity, renewable propane puts an abundance of inexpensive feedstock to use, and as its availability increases, the final product will be more competitively priced.
—Propane Education & Research Council

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Camelina is expanding the possibilities of renewable propane

Camelina sativa is an oilseed crop that grows on otherwise fallow land and requires very little water to thrive. Camelina is a desirable renewable fuel feedstock that can yield fuel — including renewable propane — chemically identical to petroleum but with a carbon intensity that’s 80 percent lower!

The potential for camelina is astounding, but developing that potential requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture to designate it as a Title I Crop under the Farm Bill. You can help make that happen. Learn more and take action by going here.