Research & Innovation

Propane has always been a business for entrepreneurs - the engineer looking to solve a problem, the propane marketer working hard to grow his or her local business. That spirit is central to the Propane Education & Research Council, where we seek to encourage new technology and new products that help more Americans cut their costs, curb their emissions, and enhance America's energy security by switching to propane.

The saying goes that you can tell people's character by the company they keep. The propane industry and the Propane Education & Research Council keep company with some of the world's most respected manufacturers. We are proud of the relationships we've built and the products our industry has helped bring to market. And we're always looking for good ideas and good partners.

  • New Products & Research Highlights
    Freightliner S2G Bobtail in front of home Watch a video on the Freightliner Custom Chassis S2G propane bobtail and crane truck and hear from propane marketers how these vehicles are good for their business. Also read about new products that have launched in the school bus, lawn mower, residential,and irrigation markets.
  • Working with PERC

    The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) works with manufacturers, researchers, and government partners to strengthen technical knowledge, leverage funding, and maximize investments in developing new propane products. This collaboration ensures that innovative applications of propane are realized in the most effective way possible. We encourage proposals for projects that align with the Council's strategic needs. Learn more.

  • Applying for Funding

    The first step to apply for funding is to complete a brief Project Summary describing your idea.  This step serves as an idea screen, opening the door to a preliminary investigation of the project. We encourage you to consult with a member of our staff before submitting an application.

  • Clean American Innovation
    Learn how America is using this clean fuel to innovate.
  • Industry Involvement in Research & Technology

    Our industry volunteers are our greatest asset. We're always looking for good ideas and good folks who are willing to roll up their sleeves and help us get the work done. Learn more about ways industry volunteers provide advice and help guide our programs.

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