Last year, North Carolina set an important and ambitious plan to vastly reduce greenhouse gasses by 2025. Cleaner-burning, renewable fuels are a big factor in achieving that goal.
Propane is certainly doing its part. This American-made fuel already releases less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity to produce the same amount of energy. That’s primarily because more than 40% of the electricity used in our country is produced by coal-fired power plants. Pollution from coal-fired plants can lead to smog and acid rain.
On the other hand, combustion of propane doesn’t produce enough emissions to cause any of those problems. And this fuel is only getting better, thanks to the growing production of renewable propane.
Renewable propane is a by-product of the renewable diesel process. Right now, engineers are perfecting methods of producing propane from renewable sources such as biomass, animal oils, vegetable oils and other triglycerides.
Millions of gallons of propane can be produced this way every year — and those numbers will continue to grow in the years ahead. This new type of propane delivers all of the benefits of traditional propane, and it will generate even lower emissions while still remaining affordable and reliable.
We’re excited about the promise of renewable propane in the years ahead and we hope you will be too.