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What is Renewable Propane?

Written on: November 8, 2021

Check out how propane is becoming even more eco-friendly!

renewable propane provider wisconsinThe propane industry is evolving to meet two needs: the growing demand for energy in the U.S., and the growing sense of urgency about climate change and our environment.

Over the next decade, we are continuing the push towards improving sustainability while making sure that propane remains a cost-effective, efficient fuel for homes and businesses.

Propane is becoming increasingly popular in residential construction and renovation projects, as homeowners want energy efficiency and amenities like gas cooking without the cost or bother of dealing with a natural gas utility. Many homeowners are converting their home heating system to propane.

All that popularity has led to a growing demand for propane. In 2014, the demand for propane was about 9 billion gallons. That number is expected to be 10.1 billion by 2025.

Renewable propane is a big part of our efforts to meet this demand while making propane an even cleaner and greener energy source.

Renewable propane 101

Renewable energy is a game-changer. It means that we will rely less on extracting fuel from the earth, such as oil or natural gas extraction.

We’re taking environmental friendliness to the next level with renewable propane. It’s a by-product of the renewable diesel process. Renewable propane producers in both the United States and Europe have been developing techniques for converting renewable resources such as biomass, animal fats, vegetable oils, and other triglycerides into propane.

Propane, which unlike natural gas is not a greenhouse gas, is already a clean-burning fuel, and much less impactful on the environment than oil or electricity. Propane-fueled homes have 30% fewer carbon dioxide emissions and 50% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than all-electric houses. Renewable propane will improve these figures even more while helping to meet the growing demand for propane for both homes and businesses.

Renewable propane may hit the road

For a long time, propane autogas has been available. However, in recent years, it has experienced tremendous development.

School districts are realizing the financial benefits of using autogas as a fuel for their buses. From 2012 to now, there has been a 960%t increase in the number of autogas school buses on the road.

Autogas growth is anticipated to continue and expand to other vehicles in the future. The package and parcel delivery sector, for example, is a good place to start since demand for home delivery of everything from groceries to home goods has grown thanks to the COVID-19 epidemic. Even as the restrictions of the pandemic have eased, many people have discovered that they like delivery service, and the demand is expected to remain high.

With renewable propane, propane companies like Boehlke Bottled Gas will be able to help fuel more autogas vehicles and equipment, further reducing environmental impact and greenhouse gases.

Get the benefits of clean-burning propane for your home or business. Become a Boehlke Bottled Gas customer today!