Ohio’s fuel diversity efforts are getting a boost from the Ohio Propane Gas Association (OPGA) through a series of social media videos featuring fuel diversity leaders in city government, school districts, and private industry.
The OPGA is funding the series highlighting vehicles fueled by propane, biodiesel, and fuel cells. Research and development on alternative fuels and renewable technologies such as these is an important element in our journey to carbon neutrality.
Page Thorson of Benchmark Biodiesel—also a board member of Clean Fuels Ohio—will be featured in the first video talking about the importance of fuel diversity. Kent State’s fuel cell research team will be featured in January.
Clean Fuels Ohio was filmed in November explaining the role of fuel diversity and mentioning how some fuels such as propane may one day be 100% renewable. That video featured Brandon Jones, Consulting Services Manager for Clean Fuels Ohio. Here’s the link to that video.
Propane autogas is a key part of fuel diversity efforts in Ohio because of the operational ease and cost effectiveness of integrating propane into light- to medium-duty fleet vehicles. It is cleaner than other combustible, petroleum-based fuels both in terms of nitrogen oxide or smog emissions and in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
Further, propane has a pathway to be a renewable fuel. Renewable propane is currently being produced on the West and Gulf Coast of the US from waste oils and fats—essentially as a bioproduct of biodiesel and renewable diesel production. Renewable propane can thus play a key role in arriving at a carbon-neutral in future.
For more information on the benefits of propane and fuel diversity for Ohio fleets, contact Clean Fuels Ohio’s Consulting Services Manager, Brandon Jones, at Brandon@CleanFuelsOhio.org and 614-884-7336 ext. 316.