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Renewable propane gas (RPG) is becoming increasingly available in several parts of the country, and efforts are underway to bring it much deeper into the renewable energy marketplace.
The Propane Education & Research Council is starting to pay attention to renewable propane for fleet vehicles but is understandably reluctant to push too hard because the U.S. is sitting on the largest supply of non-renewable propane in the world.
The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) and many state associations are battling electrification efforts that are springing up across the country, and RPG is becoming an important part of that debate. In addition, NPGA is making significant inroads into research funding for projects involving the renewable fuel.
Now it is time for propane marketers to make RPG more readily available in the marketplace.
Ironically, at this point, the heating oil industry is leading the way in the development of renewable deliverable fuels. After years of slowly losing market share to propane and other forms of cleaner, alternative energy sources, the heating oil industry is embracing renewables in a big way.
The development of biodiesel in commercial quantities for the trucking industry gave the heating oil industry an opportunity to develop a blend …
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