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LP gas as future fuel

Hydrocarbon Engineering,


UKLPG has welcomed the inclusion of LP Gas in a report by LowCVP, which outlines a roadmap to decarbonise road transport fuel in the period to 2030 and beyond. The Fuels Roadmap sets out a variety of transport options to deliver on the UK and Europe’s low carbon transport targets, highlighting a role for LPG and bioLPG.

The research findings

According to the research carried out by Element Energy, converting 10% of medium to large spark ignition internal combustion engine (SI ICE) cars and vans to duel fuel LPG would bring savings of 100 kt CO2. This is based on accepted tank to wheel savings of approximately 11% for an LPG vehicle compared to SI ICE.

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Rob Shuttleworth, chief executive, UKLPG said, ‘we're delighted that the authors of this report have recognised the significant role which LP Gas can play in the journey to manage and mitigate the environmental impact of our dependence on transport. Automotive LPG offers important environmental and financial benefits, with studies showing that it can make a positive impact in the battle to cut urban pollution. In addition, based on research by strategic energy consultancy Element Energy, a conversion of UK company vehicles to LPG could contribute to an overall reduction in fleet emissions.’

Shuttleworth concluded, ‘as the most widely available, low carbon, alternative fuel on the market offered to motorists today, committing to LPG within the Fuels Roadmap is a positive recognition of the impact this technology can have on reducing harmful emissions. Indeed, millions of motorists in Europe already use LPG fuel in their vehicles.

‘The infrastructure and fuel are in place in the UK, with more than 160 000 motorists having converted their vehicles to take advantage of a network of more than 1400 refuelling points. This is helping to cut pollution in our inner cities and contributing towards the UK’s carbon reduction targets.

‘Continued support by government and the UK automotive industry is vital to ensure that consumer and business confidence in converting to LPG is maintained. As such, we welcome this report from The LowCVP, which provides greater clarity into all of the options available to decarbonise road transport.’


Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/gas-processing/20062014/lp_gas_as_future_fuel_report/


 

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