LPG as an alternative transport fuel can help reach the EU’s climate and energy goals

The widespread use of propane-butane as an alternative transport fuel will help achieve the EU’s energy and climate goals

Here are the main highlights of the position of Liquid Gas Europe on the Proposal for Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation

The European LPG industry is fully committed to reaching carbon neutrality in road transport by 2050 at the latest. LPG is the number one alternative fuel in Europe and with its clean-burning properties, it has provided more environmental benefits to date than any other alternative fuel. On a well-to-wheel basis, LPG’s carbon footprint is up to 23% lower compared to petrol and has been observed to emit significantly less s carbon dioxide (CO2) and particulates compared to gasoline and lower oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulates compared to diesel. С LPG могат да се изпълнят европейските енергийни цели The European LPG Association insists on:

  • Keep the scope of the definition of alternative fuels, including LPG, to respect a technologically neutral approach and ensure all alternative fuels and technologies can play a role in decarbonising the EU’s transport sector.
  • Clarify the definition of alternative fuels to ensure bioLPG and rDME are recognised as renewable fuels which can decarbonise the transport sector.
  • Consider the social aspects of the energy transition and ensure “no one is left behind” by retaining access to affordable mobility.
  • Ensure consistency across legislation to provide the right market signal and encourage the uptake of all alternative fuels in Europe.

According to Liquid Gas Europe, in order to ensure the rapid entry of renewable fuels into the EU market in all sectors, it is important to ensure industry and citizens that the production and use of renewable fuels will be supported in the long term by the government policies.

Read the full text of Liquid Gas Europe’s position here.