Renewable Propane And Other Innovations Are Coming Soon!
The propane industry, like many other industries, is ever-evolving.
Our nation’s need for energy keeps growing. So does the sense of urgency about the environment and climate change. Over the next decade, we in the propane industry will continue our efforts towards sustainability while keeping propane a cost-effective, efficient fuel for homes and businesses.
It’s no surprise that propane has become a popular fuel. More and more residential construction projects are turning to propane, as potential homebuyers want the energy efficiency and amenities such as gas cooking that propane provides without the expense and hassle of dealing with a natural gas utility. Many homes are converting their home heating system from heating oil to propane.
Demand for propane is also growing. In 2014, the demand for propane was about 9 billion gallons. That number is expected to be 10.1 billion by 2025.
What is the propane industry doing to meet this demand and become even greener and cleaner? Here are just some of the ways:
Renewable Propane Initiatives
Renewable energy is a game-changer. It means that we become less dependent on extracting fuel from the earth, such as drilling for oil or fracking for natural gas.
With renewable propane, we’re taking environmental friendliness to the next level. It’s a by-product of the renewable diesel process. Developers of renewable propane in both the United States and Europe have been perfecting methods of producing propane from renewable sources such as biomass, animal oils, vegetable oils and other triglycerides.
Propane, which is not a greenhouse gas, is already a clean-burning fuel, and much less impactful on the environment than oil or electricity. Homes that use propane reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 30% compared with all-electric homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50%.
Renewable propane helps to meet the growing demand for propane while keeping propane’s environmental impact incredibly low.
Propane Autogas has been around for a while. But it has seen a sizable amount of growth in recent years.
School districts are discovering the cost savings of fueling their buses with Autogas. Since 2012, there has been a 960% growth in the number of Autogas school buses on the road!
This growth for Autogas is expected to continue and expand to other vehicles. One area prime for growth is in the package and parcel delivery sector as demand for home delivery services for almost everything we need has exploded thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as the pandemic eases, the demand is expected to remain high. Fueling these fleets with Autogas will help prevent harmful emissions from their gasoline-powered counterparts.
Propane—the more you know, the more you’ll be happy you use it! Contact Blue Flame to learn how you can use this clean, abundant safe and efficient fuel to your best advantage! It’s easy to become a Blue Flame customer and enjoy reliable delivery of propane all year long!