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Committed to a sustainable future.

Elgas is a leading supplier of LPG in Australia.

We are committed to working with government, industry and customers as we transition to a low emissions future. LPG and LNG will continue to be a critical part of Australia’s energy mix for years to come. LPG is a clean, low carbon, efficient fuel for homes that are off-grid, or not connected to mains natural gas.

Committed to reducing emissions

As part of Linde plc, Elgas are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2028.

We are investing in new technology to reduce emissions across our operations and sourcing renewable energy for our sites.

Supporting industry in decarbonisation

LPG can immediately support climate ambitions by delivering emission reductions of up to 50% for coal users and other heavy carbon emitting fuels such as fuel oil and diesel.

LPG is a reliable back up fuel for renewable energy and off-grid applications. It is also used to dry raw bio gases such as bio-methane, so they can be utilised.

Leading development of renewable gas

The promise of renewable LPG, being developed as part of the global push to develop biogases such as biomethane and being distributed through an existing supply chain, offers a pathway to a zero carbon economy with no appliance upgrade costs.

Our goal is to be producing 100% rLPG for our customers by 2040.

Helping customers achieve their sustainability goals

Security of LPG supply

Elgas’ Cavern in Sydney is the largest LPG storage facility in Australia, and provides security of supply for Australia to over 60 days of cover. In addition to our Dandenong Terminal in Melbourne and over 45 branches around Australia, we are a major contributor to the security of LPG supply for households and businesses.

Carbon Offsetting

We are committed to the transition to net zero carbon emissions. In addition to becoming Climate Active certified and reducing our own emissions, we offer carbon offsets to directly support accredited projects for carbon capture and reduction.

Diesel to LPG conversions

LPG produces 45% less CO2 and 99% less NOx pollutants than diesel. For many stationary engine applications where a diesel tank of fuel is required, LPG is a cleaner fuel alternative. In many off-grid situations, LPG fuelled power units can provide a cleaner and more efficient option. Unlike diesel, LPG does not deteriorate in tanks and does not require water to be drained from the bottom of tanks over time.

What is renewable LPG?

Renewable LPG (rLPG) is chemically identical to fossil LPG, and is 100% compatible with existing supply networks and end-use infrastructure. Our investments in LPG supply chain and appliances would not require any upgrade costs and allow a seamless transition to rLPG.

It is widely accepted that rLPG has a carbon footprint up to 80% lower than conventional LPG and the potential to become carbon neutral depending on the feedstock and development of new production processes.

Importantly rLPG results in substantially reduced carbon, particulates and NOx emissions compared to solid and liquid fossil fuels.

Compared to biomethane and hydrogen, rLPG liquifies at a lower pressure at room temperature, which allows for convenient cost effective distribution and storage in off-grid applications.

What is renewable DME?

Dimethyl ether (DME) has similar physical properties to propane and can be blended with propane up to at least 20%. Similar to propane, it is a gas under ambient conditions, however it can be stored as a liquid under moderate pressure.

Renewable DME (rDME) can be produced from a variety of feedstocks including dairy biogas, food waste and waste streams from industrial processes.

Of particular note is that rDME produced from dairy manure has a large negative CI (carbon intensity) of up to -278gCO2e/MJ. A 20% blend of rDME can reduce propane’s CI from 83 to 11gCO2e/MJ, a reduction of 87%.

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What is renewable LNG?

Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is predominantly methane. Renewable LNG (rLNG) is often referred to as biomethane and can be sourced from landfills, animal manure and food scraps. These renewable feedstocks are put through an anaerobic digestor to produce methane rich biogas which is ‘cleaned’ to remove any impurities so that it is almost pure methane.

rLNG has a much lower carbon footprint than other fossil fuels and can reduce CO2 emissions by more than 80% compared to diesel.

Importantly rLNG is an almost identical, highly sustainable version of LNG and therefore switching to rLNG will require no set up changes or equipment changes.

Carbon Offset for Business

At Elgas we are committed to sustainability, innovation and industry leadership in playing our part in climate action. In addition to obtaining Climate Active certification, we can offer Carbon Offsetting for businesses to offset their gas carbon emissions, whilst supporting a variety of sustainable local projects.

Carbon Offsetting is seen as a way of managing carbon emissions and at Elgas we can assist businesses to purchase carbon credits based on their LPG or LNG consumption. These credits are invested in sustainable local projects, with one carbon credit offsetting one equivalent tonne of CO2 emitted.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Carbon Offsetting initiatives, or would like to offset your CO2 emissions, please contact us for more information.

Sustainable Development and Climate Change Position

Elgas is a subsidiary of Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company, and helps customers worldwide improve their environmental performance and reduce their carbon footprint. At the same time, we are committed to minimizing our own environmental resource intensity, including for energy, water and waste. We manage performance through a sustainable development management system with KPIs and targets that are applicable to global operations and our value chain.

At Elgas we uphold Linde’s global standards internally and across our value chain. We maintain due diligence processes to reduce potential risks from compliance or environmental violations in prospective acquisitions and joint ventures. A member of Linde’s Management Committee is the senior executive responsible for this area.