LPG

The most sustainable fossil fuel

For these reasons, LPG is considered to be the “handy” fuel in Europe.

LPG is a by-product of the extraction and refining of crude oil and natural gas; if not used, it is burned in a torch.

The current LPG logistics infrastructure is already existing and extensive and does not require further investment.

LPG has a high calorific value when compared to other traditional energy sources. Being a gaseous fuel, the equipment that uses it (boilers, heat pumps, water heaters, etc.) have higher efficiencies.

LPG contributes to the maintenance of air quality and represents a valid alternative to traditional fuels which will be progressively banned due to high emissions of pollutants such as CO2, carbon monoxide, unburnt hydrocarbons, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter or fine dust and volatile organic compounds.

LPG helps achieve climate change mitigation objectives, as it is not a GHG (Greenhouse Gas), such as carbon dioxide and methane.

At room temperature, when subjected to moderate pressure, LPG changes to a liquid state, facilitating its storage and transport.

LPG arrives everywhere, is independent of any distribution network and does not require investment.

BioGLP is already available in the European market in increasing quantities and is gradually introduced into the LPG mix to contribute to decarbonisation.

Physical characteristics

LPG is neither toxic nor poisonous. However, it has anaesthetic properties and it is better to avoid breathing it. In the liquid state, due to the rapid evaporation, if it comes into contact with the skin or eyes it can cause even serious injuries, similar to burns. It is therefore necessary to avoid contact. In addition, since LPG has a higher density than air, it tends to stratify downwards if dispersed in the environment.

Safety

ButanGas has always been renown in the LPG market for innovation and the pursuit of the highest standards of safety, efficiency and technology, thanks to a constant modernization of plants and structures in strict compliance with the regulations in force.
All this without ever forgetting about the protection of the environment through the adoption of increasingly environmentally friendly solutions at all stages of production, transport and distribution of LPG.

SOME USEFUL DATA

Calorific value: comparison of energy sources

FUELS LCV [kcal] *Lower Calorific Value Yield Equipment [%] USEFUL ENERGY [kcal]
LPG (Propane) 11.000 [/kg] 90 9.900 [/kg]
LPG (Butane) 10.900 [/kg] 90 9.810 [/kg]
DIESEL OIL 8.796 [/lt] 90 7.916 [/lt]
PETROL 7.568 [/lt] 90 6.811 [/lt]
BTZ 9.560 [/kg] 75 7.170 [/kg]
WOOD 3.500[/kg] 65 2.275 [/kg]
METHANE 8.843[/m3] 95 8.400 [/m3]
LNG 9.176 [/m3] 100 9.176 [/m3]
NCG 1.693.044 [/m3] 100 1.693.044 [/m3]
PELLET 4.500[/kg] 75 3.375 [/kg]
ELECTRIC POWER 860 [/kWh] 100 860 [/kWh]

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