Ohio Propane, Clean Energy for Over 100 Years

According to the Energy Policy Act of 1992, Propane is a low-carbon fuel alternative, producing far fewer emissions than the equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid.

The EPA lists propane as non-toxic. It does not contaminate the air, soil or groundwater.

Ohio Relies on Propane

Thousands of rural Ohio residents are cleaning up the environment using propane for home heating and powering a number of propane appliances and generators.

Annual CO₂ Emissions by Fuel Type & Volume

Source: EIA.Gov

Fuel Type


Fuel Oil

(Coal Based)


Ave. Household Use Volume

3 Cords

505 gal

10,284 kWh

611 gal

Ave. lbs of CO₂ Emitted

CO₂ Emissions

CO₂ Emissions

CO2 Emissions

CO₂ Emissions

Ohio Fuel Diversity Includes Propane

Ohio Science Teacher Explains Energy Waste

He explains how one fossil fuel is clean energy used by rural homeowners and city fleet vehicles.

Ohio Officials Turn to Propane Vehicles

Ohio city officials, colleges, manufacturers and fleet operators comment on propane’s usefulness in the state.

Kent State University’s propane fuel cells

Kent State fuel cell research team proving the benefits of propane fuel cells to generate electricity.

Biodiesel Plays a Major Role in Bringing Fuel Diversity to Ohio

Clean fuels like BioDiesel and Propane are cleaning up Ohio’s environment. Ohio needs more fuel diversity than solar and wind energy.

Propane Decarbonizes

Ohio is propane country. Propane is abundant and clean which is why numerous fleets including busses, trucks, city vehicles and commercial lawn mowers run on propane.

Ohio's Clean Energy Initiative

Thousands of rural Ohio residents are cleaning up the environment with a clean energy–propane.

Ohio Officials Turn to Propane Vehicles

Ohio city officials, colleges, manufacturers and fleet operators comment on propane’s usefulness in the state.

Ohio’s Clean Fuel Path

The EPA acknowledges propane as the most widely used alternative fuel. It’s used in heating homes, appliances and running over 30,000 vehicles in Ohio.

Ohio Propane Cleaner than Our Electric Grid

Carbon intensity is the total carbon emissions (or total carbon footprint) embodied in an energy carrier such as propane or electricity right from the source to the point of use. For example, propane’s carbon intensity would include the total carbon dioxide emissions from the production, transport, storage, and combustion of propane. Electricity’s carbon intensity includes the total carbon dioxide emissions from extracting resources (such as coal, natural gas, materials for solar panels and wind turbines, etc.), generation of electricity, transmission and distribution of electricity, and end use of electricity.

locations where propane vehicles are better than electric vehicles

locations where electric vehicles are better than propane vehicles

The numbers on the chart for each location represent the difference in total CO₂eq (Carbon Dioxide Equivalent) lifecycle emissions in U.S. tons when compared for a single medium-duty vehicle.

Renewable Propane Offers Near-Zero Emissions

What is Renewable Propane Made From?

Renewable propane is made from a mix of waste residues and sustainably sourced materials —  including agricultural waste products, cooking oil, and meat fats.

How is Renewable Propane Made?

In many cases, it’s produced as a co-product of biodiesel production. Feedstocks go through a series of complex treatments and are then merged with hydrogen in a process called hydrogenolysis, which purifies the energy content.

Environmental Benefits

  • Landfill diversion: Recycling cooking oil and meat fats into biodiesel and renewable propane helps cut the amount of waste deposited in landfills.
  • Carbon reduction: Converting animal fats and cooking oils into renewable propane is also an ultra-low carbon intensity process that can be scaled up. This process is five times better than diesel and gasoline and more than one-and-a-half times better than U.S. grid electricity.

Conventional Propane is a 3-carbon-molecule and is considered low-carbon (EPA). Renewable Propane is nearly zero-carbon and ramping up in production and recognized by the EPA. 

Camelina (Camellia Sativa) is one substance that is positioned to be a game changer in the renewable propane industry.

Electric Vehicles Human and Environmental Damage


Militia in the Congo use children, their parents and other adults to mine the key ingredient in our electric vehicles – Cobalt. Around 75% of the world’s cobalt comes for the Congo.

Siddharth Kara,
Harvard University, Health
and Human Rights Center

Here is one of thousands of children gathering a sack of THEIR cobalt… and he is on an industrial mining concession.

Electric Vehicles Face Challenges

As the supply chain for electric vehicles grows to keep pace with sales, there are serious human and environmental issues cropping up. Such are the recent news reports of the Harvard scientist who exposed the “… brutal mining practices, militia-controlled mining areas, child labor, and miningrelated deaths in the D.R.C. (Congo), where about 75% of the world’s supply of cobalt is mined.”

Siddharth Kara

Harvard University, Health and Human Rights Center

Siddharth Kara has been researching modern-day slavery, human trafficking and child labor for two decades. In his latest book, Cobalt Red, Kara investigates how cobalt is being extracted by freelance workers who do extremely dangerous labor for the equivalent of just a few dollars a day.