Renewable propane is made from readily available materials, such as used cooking oil, animal fats and agricultural waste products, rather than fossil fuels. It’s often a co-product of biodiesel and renewable diesel production.
Why is renewable propane a Clean Air Choice®?
Renewable propane has low nitrogen oxide (NOx) content and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Its carbon intensity (the amount of carbon by weight emitted per unit of energy consumed) is lower than traditional propane, gasoline, diesel and compressed natural gas.
CHEMICALLY IDENTICAL TO CONVENTIONAL PROPANE, RENEWABLE PROPANE CAN BE PRODUCED FROM USED COOKING OIL, ANIMAL FATS OR 20% DIMETHYL ETHER.
What are other benefits?
Flexible. Renewable propane is identical to traditional propane in terms of chemical structure and physical properties.
Performance. Metrics are similar to those of traditional propane.
Diverts waste from landfills. Converting animal fats and used cooking oil into renewable propane reduces the amount of material entering our landfills.