WASHINGTON (December 9, 2020) – The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is partnering with Oberon Fuels, Western Propane Gas Association, and Atlantic Consulting to conduct a webinar on renewable propane and dimethyl ether (DME). The live webinar, which is part of PERC’s “Propane Presents Technology Series,” will take place at 2 p.m. ET on Dec. 10.
During the presentation, Rebecca Boudreaux from Oberon Fuels, Joy Alafia from the Western Propane Gas Association, and Eric Johnson from Atlantic Consulting will share an overview of where renewable technology stands now, an in-depth discussion of where it could go in the future, and how that may impact the propane industry.
Renewable propane is a byproduct of the renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel production process, which converts plant and vegetable oils, waste greases, and animal fat into energy. Because it’s produced from waste materials, renewable propane has an even lower carbon intensity than conventional propane. Blends of propane, renewable propane, and renewable DME are far cleaner than other energy sources. And the molecular structure and physical properties allow for these to be used as a drop-in fuel for all the same applications.
“We’re excited about the development of renewable propane as it allows us, as an industry, to further increase and strengthen our voice in the national energy conversation,” said Tucker Perkins, President and CEO at PERC. “These innovations with renewable fuels keep propane as part of the energy future.”
PERC’s “Propane Presents Technology Series” focuses on new and emerging propane technologies, education, and best practices to approach the ideal customer. Hosted and facilitated by PERC, in partnership with various OEMs, the series aims to showcase various propane products across multiple markets, answer questions directly from the industry and end users, and provide relevant resources and training information.
About PERC: The Propane Education & Research Council is a nonprofit that provides leading propane safety and training programs and invests in research and development of new propane-powered technologies. PERC is operated and funded by the propane industry. For more information, visit Propane.com.