Ray Energy announced the arrival of 100% fossil-free, low-carbon, renewable propane to the Northeast, providing a cleaner, alternative fuel to gas, diesel, and electric.
Renewable propane, made from biomass and waste products, is free of fossil fuels, the company said. This reduces waste deposited in landfills and is 100% sustainable, it said. The fuel is sourced and produced entirely in the United States.
When used as a fuel for vehicles (called autogas), renewable propane has a carbon intensity of 19% which is five times better than conventional diesel and gasoline and less than half the carbon intensity of electricity, Ray Energy said. At the point of combustion, renewable propane is carbon neutral, making it cleaner than other energy sources.
Ken Ray, President of Ray Energy, said, “We continually look for innovative products and technology solutions that improve energy efficiency, performance, and lower emissions. Renewable propane addresses those issues.”
Since the chemical makeup of renewable propane is the same as conventional propane (with the same output), it is compatible with existing propane installations, Ray said. There is no need to change out or modify vehicle engines, tanks, or heating systems. For homeowners and building owners, this offers a green alternative with a lower carbon footprint and significant savings when compared with replacing traditional HVAC systems with all-electric heat pumps and appliances.
“Renewable propane is a viable fuel alternative for heat and power to achieve the climate goals set forth by the state,” said Bill Overbaugh, Interim Executive Director, New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA).
Founded in 1904, Ray Energy Corp. (www.rayenergy.com) is a midstream wholesale propane supplier utilizing a strategic supply system incorporating multiple locations, supply scheduling, and coordination of a diversified portfolio of assets to provide its customers reliable supply. The company also provides programs to manage price volatility, reducing risk and protecting profitability.