Power Your Farm with Propane
September 4, 2014 | By Simmons |
Content originally posted by the Propane Education & Research Council
Nearly 900,000 farms in the United States use propane, and with good reason. Propane is a clean-burning, reliable, and efficient energy source. Farmers can depend on propane to responsibly run their operations both in and out of the field.
Farmers, like other businesses, are constantly striving to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Propane offers several solutions that can help do just that. For instance, today’s propane-powered irrigation engines can cost considerably less to purchase than diesel irrigation engines, and they can reduce fuel costs considerably.
Abundant Supply Produced in the U.S.
Propane is made in America, primarily from domestic natural gas, and we have plenty of it; in fact, the United States is a net exporter of propane, producing more than we actually use.
Propane-powered irrigation systems produce 11 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel systems and 24 percent fewer than gasoline systems. They can also lower emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) compared with other fuels. It’s a cleaner, more efficient way to fuel farms.
Easy On-Site Refueling
Propane offers proven refueling options delivered right to the farm. No matter the size of an operation, a local propane supplier can customize the perfect fueling plan.