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%.
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.