The propane industry is committed to maintaining the highest quality fuel possible. This PERC program offers as-needed testing of fuel samples to help marketers ensure consistent fuel quality. A fuel sampling program run by Southwest Research Institute is accepting fuel samples from marketers for testing. This thorough expert analysis can help marketers rule out fuel quality as a factor in equipment performance issues. Learn more.
PERC's product-development partnerships with manufacturers cover virtually every market that propane serves.
Propane has a wide variety of used in agriculture, ranging from building heat and crop drying to industrial engines and flame weeding. PERC has worked with many different equipment manufacturers, distributors, and dealers to bring new products to market and increase demand for propane-powered products in the field.
"Efficient, reliable, powerful equipment is extremely important to agricultural operations. Propane-powered equipment delivers. Plus, propane is environmentally friendly and portable. We are continually working to improve technologies that advance energy efficiency in ag," said Cinch Munson, PERC's director of agriculture business development. "By working with leading equipment developers, we help ensure that the energy needs in agriculture are met as cost-effectively as possible."
PERC worked with Kohler to develop a new generator for residential and commercial use, the 30REZGT. It's the fourth in the line of the company's propane-powered mobile generators.
According to Bridget Kidd, PERC's director of residential and commercial programs, Kohler's mobile generator product line allows consumers and professionals in a wide variety of markets to experience American-made propane's many unique benefits.
"These mobile generators can provide the rental, commercial, construction, and utility sectors with reliable back-up power in virtually any situation," Kidd said. "And, because the generators can run on clean, cost-effective propane, they also offer optimum performance and power while ensuring a cleaner, safer environment."
On-road transportation remains a top investment target for PERC's R&D program. PERC recently helped celebrate the 10th anniversary of the propane autogas school bus program. Since the first meeting of autogas bus advocates in 2005, all three major school bus manufacturers now offer propane-autogas-powered buses.
More than 700 school districts throughout the United States are operating more than 12,500 propane autogas school buses on a daily basis. In all, more than 750,000 thousand children ride propane autogas school buses to and from school.
“More and more school districts across the country are facing tighter transportation budgets and they must use their resources more wisely,” said Roy Willis, president and CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council. “Propane autogas school buses help districts lower their fuel budgets, but the benefits don't stop there. Propane school buses improve passenger safety and reduce harmful emissions compared with their diesel bus counterparts, too.”
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Case study about a sheriff's office using propane for powerful performance and clean emissions profile.
Case study about a city that converted its vehicles to propane to lower its total cost-of-ownership.
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Testimonial from fleet using autogas to reduce emissions while lower total cost-of-ownership.