Energy Bites 9/28

Cindy Zimmerman

Chief Ethanol Now Producing USP Grade Ethanol – Chief Ethanol is now producing USP Grade Ethanol at its plant in Hastings, Nebraska. Chief Ethanol has modified its current process operations to produce higher grades of ethanol for use as the active ingredient in hand sanitizer and is able to provide long-term supply of higher grades of ethanol into industrial alcohol …

autogas, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, Propane, RFA

Propane Farm Incentive Program Expands

Cindy Zimmerman

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently announced the addition of an agronomic heat treatment systems equipment category for its 2020 Propane Farm Incentive Program, which offers up to $5,000 off of qualifying propane-powered equipment. This year’s list of equipment includes irrigation engines, generators, water heating systems, building heating systems, flame weed control systems, and agronomic heat treatment systems. …

Audio, Commodity Classic, PERC, Propane

Study Finds Propane School Buses Decrease Harmful Emissions

Carrie Muehling

A West Virginia University study shows emissions measured from propane school buses are much lower than those from diesel buses. West Virginia University researchers studied nitrogen oxides (NOx), highly damaging emissions that are federally regulated due to their negative impact on human health and the environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to NOx exhaust can trigger health problems …

autogas, PERC, Propane

LAX Catering Company Moves to Propane Autogas

Cindy Zimmerman

Los Angeles International Airport catering services provider HACOR, Inc. joined with alternative fuel system manufacturer ROUSH CleanTech last week to announce the purchase of seven Ford F-750 delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. The companies held a press conference at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo (known as ACT Expo) in Long Beach, California, to unveil HACOR’s new propane autogas vehicles. …

autogas, Propane

Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Overcoming Challenges

Carrie Muehling

Sales of propane autogas vehicles in 2017 were down just slightly from the previous year, despite low gasoline and diesel prices and the absence of federal incentives for alternative fuels from the federal government. The autogas fleet vehicles sold during 2017 will consume approximately 36.8 million gallons of clean propane autogas annually, according to the Propane Education & Research Council. …

PERC, Propane

Anheuser-Busch Distributor Tests Propane Autogas Trucks

Cindy Zimmerman

Southern Eagle Distributing, one of the oldest continual Anheuser-Busch distributorships in the United States, has purchased two propane autogas vehicles to reduce both emissions and costs. “Southern Eagle Distributing has adopted propane autogas technology to reduce our overall emissions and create a more environmentally friendly and green fleet,” said Jim Henderson, vice president of operations for Southern Eagle Distributing. The …

autogas, Propane

Propane Fuels Nestle Beverage Delivery Trucks

Cindy Zimmerman

Nestlé Waters North America recently deployed more than 400 additional medium-duty ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé® beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. The company now operates nearly 600 of these alternatively fueled trucks, which make up about 30 percent of its total North American fleet. “Becoming a better steward of our environment is a priority for Nestlé Waters,” said Bill Ardis, …


PERC Announces New Propane Farm Incentive Program

If you’ve been thinking about switching to propane, now is the time, says Cinch Munson, director of agriculture business development at the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).  The Propane Farm Incentive program has been newly revised, taking it from a two-step process to one-step where farmers receive their application packet from the dealer when they purchase a piece of …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Propane

New Propane Irrigation Engines Available

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has partnered with Origin Engines to develop new 5.7- and 6.2- liter engines, EPA-certified and optimized for industrial applications like irrigation and power generation. Pete Stout, Origin Engines PERC invested in the research and development of Origin’s new engines, providing industry expertise and financial support through the research, development, and testing process for …

AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Propane

AFV Day Odyssey Highlights Propane Autogas

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey, sponsored by Alliance AutoGas and the Propane Education and Research Council, kicks off today in Dallas, Texas in advance of Earth Day activities. National AFV Day Odyssey is a nationwide celebration conducted to educate the public about the importance of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and to promote their widespread adoption. …

autogas, Propane