As concerns about climate change and environmental sustainability continue to grow, so does the need for cleaner and more sustainable energy sources for home heating. Bourne’s Energy continues to lead the way in this area with Biofuel, B99, Wood Pellets and now, Renewable Propane. Renewable propane is emerging as an eco-friendly alternative that can reduce your carbon footprint while keeping your home warm and comfortable.
What is Renewable Propane?
Renewable propane, also known as bio-propane or green propane, is a sustainable alternative and accompaniment to traditional propane. It is produced from renewable biomass-based feedstocks, such as plant oils, animal fats, and waste materials, through a process called hydrotreatment. This process converts these feedstocks into a clean-burning fuel that can be used for various applications, including home heating.
Benefits of Using Renewable Propane for Home Heating
Environmental Sustainability: By using renewable propane, you reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to the fight against climate change. It helps lower greenhouse gas emissions and supports the transition to a more sustainable energy future.
Energy Security: Renewable propane can be produced locally, reducing dependence on imported fossil fuels. This enhances energy security and supports local economies.
Efficiency: Renewable propane heating systems are highly efficient, providing consistent and comfortable heat for your home. They often have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance compared to some other heating options.
Compatibility: Existing propane heating systems can be used with renewable propane, making it a convenient option for homeowners looking to reduce their carbon footprint and make a difference, without a costly investment.
How Does Renewable Propane Work for Home Heating?
Storage and Distribution: Renewable propane can be stored in the same tank on your property as you store traditional propane. It is delivered to your home by propane suppliers like Bourne’s Energy, ensuring a continuous supply of clean energy.
Combustion: Renewable propane is burned in a high-efficiency furnace or boiler to produce heat, just like traditional propane. It operates similarly to conventional propane heating systems, making it an easy and seamless transition for homeowners.
Carbon Neutral: One of the most significant advantages of renewable propane is that its carbon intensity value is four times lower than conventional propane and five times lower than diesel. At the point of combustion, renewable propane is carbon neutral, meaning no new carbon is added to the atmosphere when renewable propane is burned. When it is burned for heating, it releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. However, the CO2 emissions are offset by the carbon dioxide absorbed by the plants that were used to produce the renewable feedstocks, making it a closed carbon cycle.
Heating Vermont Homes with Renewable Propane
Renewable propane is a promising solution for homeowners looking to reduce their environmental impact while maintaining a comfortable and warm home. It is a sustainable option, and Bourne’s Energy is proud to be the first fuel provider to bring renewable propane for home heating to Vermont.
With our first delivery of renewable propane on September 19th, 2023 Bourne’s Energy created another milestone for Vermont and for our company.
For over a decade, we have been making strategic and impactful investments in our business to help Vermonters reduce their fuel consumption and carbon footprint. With biofuels, wood pellets, and now renewable propane, Vermonters have more affordable home heating fuel options available to them than ever before.
Purchasing these renewable fuels from Bourne’s Energy helps Vermont’s climate immediately, without requiring an investment in new equipment or any additional effort by the customer. The simple act of purchasing home heating fuel from Bourne’s Energy is a statement that homeowners care about Vermont’s climate and reducing our carbon footprint. Embrace the future of sustainable home heating with renewable propane!