Combining propane and cogeneration: PERC invests $1.6 million for 7 projects
PERC, the Propane Education and Research Council, is the American organization that invests in propane research and development. Can propane be a valid alternative to power cogeneration plants? We asked the Director of the Research and Sustainability Department and the answer is positive. Propane is, in fact, less polluting than many other fuels, as well as being easily transportable and stored. And if propane comes from renewable sources, the benefits are even more evident. PERC strongly believes in the use of propane in cogeneration, as demonstrated by the investments made over the past 3 years, equal to $1.6 million for 7 projects in different sectors and involving private and public partners. According to Gokul Vishwanathan, the propane-cogeneration union can be replicated around the world because it is applicable in many sectors and guarantees a high CO2 reduction.