Environmental benefits of LPG

LPG is a low carbon alternative to conventional fossil fuels. Its combustion emits 35% less CO2 than coal and 12% less than heating oil. It also emits no black carbon, a major contributor to climate change.

LPG Environmental Facts

  • LPG emits 35% less CO2 than coal and 12% less than oil
  • Heating oil is 17% more carbon intensive than LPG
  • Coal is 50% more carbon intensive than LPG
  • LPG combustion emits almost no PM
  • Oil emits 10x more and coal emits 100x more PM
  • A biomass stove can generate up to 4000x higher PM than an LPG appliance for the same thermal output

LPG is a clean burning smoke-free fuel that supports cleaner air quality. Unlike many other fuels, it contains low levels of NOx, particulate matter (PM) which means it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. 

In transport, LPG autogas offers significant environmental advantages, particularly in terms of improving air quality and helping to cut pollution. For more information on the environmental benefits of using LPG autogas as a transport fuel, please visit our 'DriveLPG' website: https://www.drivelpg.co.uk/about-autogas/environmental-benefits/ 

 

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