Propane is a clean energy source that emits significantly fewer greenhouse gases than other energy options. Here are a few ways propane stays green.
Soil And Groundwater
Propane won’t contaminate soil or groundwater if there is a spill or leak because it vaporizes when exposed to air. Liquid and vapor propane are environmentally friendly regardless of whether it’s unused or gone through combustion.
Drinking supplies stay safe because propane does not affect groundwater. It also does not affect freshwater or saltwater ecosystems, including plant and marine life.
Propane And The Atmosphere
Propane is considered a “clean-burning” alternative to diesel and petroleum as it releases less carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Renewable propane is also considered “carbon neutral” since it reuses substances like plant/vegetable oils and doesn’t introduce new carbon during combustion.
Propane Vehicle Emissions
Vehicles powered by propane can reduce up to 70% of smog-contributing exhaust fumes. Propane can be used for agricultural equipment, vehicle fleets, and industrial landscaping equipment. The high energy density of propane provides more drive time on a single tank of fuel. Onsite refueling stations mean less driving distance and fewer overall emissions.
Recycling Propane Tanks
Most propane tanks last several decades and are made of roughly 85% recycled steel. The steel tank and brass fittings are both completely recyclable after use.
Contact Lakes Gas for more information on the environmental and financial advantages of propane.