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Lawn mowers that cut grass and greenhouse gases.
February 02 , 2012

Propane is already established as an attractive fuel for the commercial lawn and garden industry. Now propane technology is being used in lightweight handheld tools that feature standard 16.4-ounce camping-style propane canisters as the fuel source. One canister produces enough energy for about two hours of efficient operation. Unlike gasoline engines, propane mowers virtually eliminate fuel spills and require no messy mixing of gasoline and oil. Propane-fueled mowers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost 50 percent and carbon monoxide emissions by more than 80 percent compared with gasoline mowers. 

Demand drives the increase in propane vehicles.
February 02 , 2012

Thousands of commercial, industrial, and service vehicles on America’s roads run on propane autogas, and new models from General Motors, Roush CleanTech, Blue Bird, Collins, and other manufacturers are getting a lot of attention. Worldwide, more than 15 million vehicles, including trucks, buses, taxis, and delivery vehicles, run on propane autogas. Savvy drivers know that since nearly 90 percent of U.S. propane supplies are produced in the United States, propane is a clean, reliable, domestic energy source that can help Americans increase their energy independence.

Portable propane generators
November 09 , 2011

Portable generators offer 10,000 watts or more of dependable power, which is enough to fuel an array of home systems, such as kitchen appliances, air conditioners, computers, and televisions. Today's selection of portable generators includes even smaller units. A good example is Generac’s new 3,250-watt portable generator, which was developed with funding from the Propane Education & Research Council. The Generac unit — designed for multiple uses, including lawn-care equipment, small home appliances, power tools, and emergency backup — is the first of a new line of innovative portable generators that have an integrated propane tank for increased mobility and easy refueling.

Report: Propane water heaters are better than elec
October 29 , 2011

Tankless propane water heaters surpass electric heat pump water heaters in terms of hot-water delivery rates, installation requirements, carbon dioxide emissions, economics and its energy source, according to a report by Newport Partners and the Propane Education & Research Council. Propane water heaters produce 33% lower CO2 emissions and deliver three times more hot water than electric HPWHs, the report states. Tankless propane heaters are also more convenient and cheaper to install, the report adds. ApplianceMagazine.com (9/29)     

Emerging Applications
September 20 , 2011

Did you know that propane generators offer some of the most state-of-the-art features of any generator on the market? Did you know any gasoline engine can be easily and economically retrofit to operate with propane? Here are just a few examples of innovative propane products that can make a difference in your home.

Generators. Today’s state-of-the-art standby generators can ensure your quality of life by keeping the electricity flowing in the event of a power failure that results from a standard service disruption or a natural disaster, such as a storm. A propane generator can even serve as a primary energy source if your home was built off the grid. And ultra-efficient cogeneration units are now available to produce heat in addition to electricity.

Lawn trimmers and blowers. An increasing number of propane trimmers and blowers are coming on the market, including lightweight units that use standard 16.4 ounce “camping style” propane canisters as the fuel source. One canister produces enough energy for about two hours of efficient operation.

Lawn mowers. Unlike gasoline mowers, propane mowers virtually eliminate fuel spills and require no messy mixing of gasoline and oil. They also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost 50 percent and carbon monoxide emissions by more than 80 percent compared with gasoline mowers.

Vehicles. In the last decade, propane has fueled a rising percentage of commercial, industrial, and service vehicles. Currently, there are about 270,000 propane vehicles on the road in the U.S. (more than 13 million vehicles worldwide), including trucks, buses, taxis, and delivery vehicles. Savvy drivers know that since since nearly 90 percent of U.S. propane supplies are produced in the United States, propane is a clean, reliable, domestic energy source that can help Americans increase their energy independence.

Each day, millions of people use propane to enhance their quality of life. If you're ready to reap the benefits of propane's exceptional energy, consider the following tips:

 Remove combustible materials. Keep cleaning fluids, oil-soaked rags, gasoline, or other flammable liquids away from propane equipment. Properly handle and mount tanks. Just as caution should be taken when storing or filling gasoline supplies, you should also take steps to properly handle propane tanks. For example, when changing out a used propane tank on lawn trimmers or blowers, make sure the refilled tank is correctly seated, latched, and connected to the fuel system. For more specific details, ask your propane retailer. 

Propane Innovations Basics
September 20 , 2011

Propane Innovation Basics

In an increasingly green-conscious world, it can be hard to find the right balance between product performance and environmental responsibility. That's especially true when shopping for water heating equipment and home heating equipment, where differences in performance can cost you hundreds of dollars a year in operational expenses. The good news is that propane's exceptional energy is powering innovations that can make your choices much easier.

High performance. Propane home heating and water heating equipment is now generally as efficient as, or more efficient than, the competition. In the Northeast, for example, there’s no comparison: propane has heating oil beat in the cost of equipment and operations.

Flexible and feature-rich. Makers of clothes dryers and pasta cookers and propane-enhanced solar water heaters are among the manufacturers designing and releasing innovative propane appliances at a staggering pace. As a homeowner, you now have the choice of propane appliances from dozens of manufacturers for nearly every application you can imagine.

The clean alternative. As a federally approved alternative energy source, propane is safe and nontoxic. In addition, studies have shown that propane produces less carbon monoxide and significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electricity, diesel and gasoline in many applications, making propane an attractive option to cut carbon emissions.

Innovative thinking, impressive performance. Spurred by environmental concerns, many businesses are turning to propane as a clean, efficient energy source for their equipment. For example, many propane mowers reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost 50 percent and carbon monoxide emissions by more than 80 percent compared with gasoline mowers, and they virtually eliminate fuel spills. These modern innovations deliver high-quality performance without the environmental problems created by equipment that runs on other fuels.

14 million families for a "greener" future
July 20 , 2011

Propane is a versatile energy source used by more than 14 million families in and around their homes for furnaces, water heaters, cooktops, outdoor grills, fireplaces, generators, and other appliances. Propane is helping Americans shrink their carbon footprint by providing a “green” solution for the environmentally conscious consumer. Propane delivers a clean, cost-effective, efficient and reliable energy solution.

Keep Up-to-Date Here
June 24 , 2011

Just like with the weather, you can never be sure what tomorrow will bring.  A new product or service. More information on the benefits of propane.  The latest information from the propane industry. As a propane user or potential user, this is the best place to stay informed.


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