Why Choose Propane?
Propane has been approved as a clean alternative fuel by the EPA and the California
Air Resources Board.
- Propane is the 3rd most commonly used fuel.
- Propane has a higher octane rating than gasoline.
- Propane is a nontoxic, non-poisonous and is a cleaner burning fuel.
- Propane produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
- Propane reduces hydrocarbon emissions by 70%.
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Spills from pumping gasoline into cans for lawn use and overfilling mowers and other
gardening equipment result in an average of 17 million wasted gallons a year. That’s
more petroleum than spilled by the Exxon Valdez in the Gulf of Alaska!
wasted gallons a year.
Why is Propane so Clean?
There is a simple reason that propane produces less emissions than gasoline and
diesel. Heavier refined fuels are a mixture of longer chain molecules, so of which
are not saturated with hydrogen. Examples are toluene and benzene, which are sometimes
referred to as cyclical compounds.
Commercial propane is C3H8 (that is 3 carbon atoms, 8 hydrogen atoms). It contains
slight amounts of heavier compounds, but does not typically contain the
cyclical compounds that gasoline and diesel contain. When these compounds burn "incompletely",
the compounds enter the environment as NOx, VOC and CO emissions.
Propane vs Gasoline vs Diesel
Propane ranks better in toxic emissions when compared to gasoline or diesel. Studies
have shown that propane ranks near or better than Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in
NOx, VOC and CO emissions.
So...Where Does Propane Come From?
That is the best part. Propane really started out as a by-product. Propane is part
of the "liquids" portion that condenses during natural gas production. The rest
of it comes from refineries during the process of making gasoline, diesel and other
Ok..What is a NOx or a VOC?
These are some of the many abbreviations for emissions and compounds.
- CO - Carbon Monoxide
- NOx - Nitrogen Oxides
- VOC - Volatile Organic Compounds
- CNG - Compressed Natural Gas
There is a pretty decent list of abbreviations on the EPA's site.
REAL Propane Fuel Solutions
Metro Lawn provides Fuel YOUR Way. Metro Lawn will provide REAL Propane Fuel
Solutions for your business needs.
- Metro Lawn has local suppliers.
- Metro Lawn provides special propane cylinders which help:
- Control your operating costs
- Lower your maintenance costs
- Metro Lawn will provide Fuel Your Way.
Metro Lawn provides technical support for:
- Propane safety training
- Fuel system support
- Conversions of landscape equipment and mowers to propane.
To develop a propane FUEL PROGRAM to help you Go Green and Save Green
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Propane Mower Economics
Here are some real comparisons of gasoline and propane mowers: